5 for Leadership (4/23/12)

April 23, 2012 — Leave a comment

Here is a fresh 5 for this fourth week in April.

7 Dangers of the Proud Leader  This comes from Ron Edmondson.  Proverbs 16:8 says, “Pride goes before destruction.”  Ron offers up seven potential aspects of pride in a leader’s life.  This is a good opportunity to look in the mirror and heed the warning.

If I Spoke At Your Leadership Conference  This comes from Tim Milburn.  I just highlighted Tim on my last “5 for Leadership” and I thought you would benefit from this post too.  Tim works with university student leaders and provides five solid leadership principles from which he would design conference content.  Take a look and see if you are hitting on these principles as you develop leaders.

Three Leadership Lessons I Learned Through Tragedy   This is a very good guest post on Michael Hyatt’s blog.  This comes from John Tiller who experienced a traumatic episode with his young son.  Here is a statement from John in the post-let it motivate you to read the whole thing: Crisis creates defining moments because it reveals the decisions we have already made.  This is a touching and profound article.  Take a look.

Getting Naked: The Importance of Vulnerability in Service  This is a post from the Willow Creek Leadership Summit back in August of 2011.  It comes from Patrick Lencioni.  I found this important because of some recent research I did on the longing of followers for authentic leaders-leaders who can share their whole lives.

Leadership Character: The Role of Reflection   This final post is from Col. Eric Kail.  Col. Kail speaks to the need to take time and truly reflect on our leadership experiences, both good and bad-so that we can truly learn from them.  He also speaks to the important role of a mentor in reflection.  Look below this post to find the rest of his series on leadership character.

There are the 5 for this week.  Lead well!

Gary Runn

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