5 for Leadership (1/19/13)

images-2Here is a fresh 5 for your leadership consumption. As your wait staff would say at your favorite upscale eatery-Enjoy!

How To Find Your Passion And Change Your Life  This is a classic post from the Leadership Freak, Dan Rockwell. He helps us think through our passions by pointing us towards our pain and our strengths. Discontent can be the key to discovering your passion. Read on.

Whole Foods’ John McKay on Capitalism’s Moral Code  McKay has been in the news this week with the release of his new book, Conscious Capitalism. This is a podcast interview with McKay on the theme of his book. I have not read it yet-but I am intrigued with where he is coming from in light of the Whole Foods model. The podcast is from the HBR blog and provides some great insight that has biblical overtones. This is about leadership ethics-worth the hearing.

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle  In one sense, there is nothing new here if you are familiar with the categories of ethos, pathos and logos related to communication. But Scott Edinger on the HBR blog does a great job elucidating these core concepts again from Aristotle. Every leader needs to be a constant learner in good communication. Take a look.

If You Want To Be A Leader  This post is by Bill Elliff, who was my pastor when I lived in Norman, Oklahoma. He is now directional pastor at Summit Church in Little Rock. I have benefitted greatly from Bill’s teaching over the years and he models well the character and function of leadership. This post provides a solid, straightforward paradigm for leading.

What’s It For  This is Seth Godin at his best again. In this post, Seth challenges us as to why we do what we do, as leaders, as organizations. This is a thought provoking article about true intent. A must read.

There are the 5 for this week-and don’t forget to take a look at my latest post on Leading Sustainability. Have a great weekend!

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