Discipline or Spontaneity?

Lencioni, Patrick
July 2010
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jul2010, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p14
The article presents ways of resolving the issue of the lack of discipline or the lack of spontaneity among leaders in business. The two situations are illustrated to demonstrate the difference and the difficulty of achieving both discipline and spontaneity. Two steps are recommended to attain a compromise. Not changing the way one works without crushing the feeling of guilt is explained together with actually changing the way one works.


Related Articles

  • TRUST: A critical element in every business. Quintrall, Jan // Wenatchee Business Journal;Jul2007, Vol. 21 Issue 7, pC8 

    The article provides information on how to start with trust in all relationships, based on a training course on communications and building trust at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Among the characteristics discussed at the event included spontaneity, provisionalism and honesty. As a...

  • The Personal Attitude Scale-II: A Revised Measure of Spontaneity. Kellar, Hannah; Treadwell, Thomas W.; Kumar, V.K.; Leach, Evan S. // Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama & Sociometry (154538;Spring2002, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p35 

    In this study, the authors report a revision of the Personal Attitude Scale (PAS), a 58-item spontaneity measure, developed by Collins, Kumar, Treadwell, and Leach (1997) and test for its reliability and validity. After an item analysis (n = 544), the authors retained 66 of the 88 items to form...

  • Just call me `Mr. spontaneity'. Cryderman, Lyn // Marriage Partnership;Spring94, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p8 

    Describes the trait of spontaneity in Lyn Cryderman and his family. Value of spontaneity in making decisions; Decisions regarding planning family vacations; Experience of the Cryderman family in their vacation at Fort Wayne; Need to enjoy vacations by planning less on budgets and itineraries.

  • Do you plan every minute or live moment to moment? Hinnant, Amanda // Glamour;Feb2001, Vol. 99 Issue 2, p32 

    Presents several questions which determine whether an individual plans every activity or is spontaneous about several activities. Analysis of the answers to the questions.

  • How my brain got unstuck. Streit, Rachel // Natural Health;Oct/Nov2001, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p16 

    Suggests ways of livening up monotonous daily routines. Development of habits that are convenient but lacks spontaneity; Impact of changing routines on the improving a person's thought process; Other ways of changing routines.

  • THE CRAFT. APODACA, JACKIE // Back Stage (1946-5440);11/22/2012, Vol. 53 Issue 47, p16 

    In this article the author discusses how training should not become foundation for actors and their pre-conceived notions should not come in between their spontaneity.

  • Spontaneity: Does the Experience Match the Theory? Kipper, David A. // International Journal of Action Methods;Spring2000, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p33 

    Examines the congruency between actual experiences of trained psychodramatists and theoretical claims in order to clarify the issues surrounding spontaneity. Number of psychodramatists who responded to a survey that included questions about their experiences with spontaneity; Form of spontaneity.

  • The personal attitude scale: A scale to measure spontaneity. Collins, Lisa A.; Kumar, V.K.; Treadwell, Thomas W.; Leach, Evan // Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama & Sociometry;Winter97, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p147 

    Presents information on a study conducted in an attempt to develop a self-report measure of spontaneity. Assessment of spontaneity; Methodology of the study; Discussion on the results.

  • Adventures in Dating. Barnhill, Carla // Campus Life;May/Jun99, Vol. 57 Issue 9, p58 

    Deals with how a couple may avoid having problems with dating. Dilemma between sticking to previous arrangements and making spontaneity work; Advantage of communication to false assumptions; Approaches to dating.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics