Point & Counterpoint Dialogues on Leadership

and organizational development thought-leaders in the arena we call leadership. The goal is to provide different perspectives to stimulate creative thinking and bring leaders into a new paradigm of functioning – not provide final answers.

In each edition of NonprofitPerformanceMagazine ,Jeff andHugh will have dialogue on topics that impact the overall effectiveness of leaders in a social benefit culture. This isn’t a debate — It’s dialogue from the perspective of two experienced authors, speakers,

Hugh Ballou Musical Conductor, Leadership Coach

Jeffrey Magee (Ph.D., PDM, CSP, CMC) is the “Thought Leader’s Leader.” He is a columnist, the publisher of Professional Performance 360 Magazine , editor of Performance Execution and Performance Driven Selling blogs, a former nationally-syndicated radio talk show host, published author, and recipient of the USJC TOYA award. A motivational leadership speaker, he is one of the most sought after keynote speakers in the world. Jeff Magee Executive Coach, Human Capital Developer

Hugh Ballou is a Transformational Leadership Strategist, President of SynerVision International, Inc., and a musical conductor for 40 years. Hugh has written numberous books on Transformational Leadership and works with leaders of religious organizations, business and nonprofit communities as an executive coach, a process facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker teaching leaders the fine-tuned skills employed by orchestral conductors every day.


The conductor as leader is perceived to be a dictator.The autocratic leader creates a culture of under functioning by his or

Is acquired and granted based upon one’s ability and interrelationships with others.The raw IQ & EQ one possess will

her over functioning.This image of the authoritarian leader creates a bottle a bottleneck for decision-making and creates a low function, low productivity system. Transformational leaders lead by influence and not by power of position.

calibrate your trajectory and allow you to transform into greatness. Many times it is earned based upon performance and accomplishments, it can be administrated in many methodologies. Authority can lead to disastrous outcomes when inept individuals are placed into positions of authority.

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