5 for Leadership (8/24/13)

images-6Here are 5 new posts on leadership for the 3rd full week in August. This week we have posts on the power of words, toxic leadership, good leadership, how to gage our leadership behavior, and what makes for a leadership masterpiece. Enjoy!

Leadership : 6 Important Things About People  This first post is from Wally Bock, whom I have highlighted many times before. He provides us with six things about people that never change–and that is a foundation from which we can build our leadership behavior.

The 7 Powers of Words  This is another thought provoking post from Dan Rockwell. Words matter. How we say what we say matters. Dan plays it straight with his counsel of how the power of words can lead to useful action. Or not. This is worth a look.

The 4 Signs of a Toxic Leader  This post is from the Q website. It begins with an intriguing question, “Why do we tolerate and follow toxic leaders? Toxicity manifests in numerous and pungent ways—bullying, toxic ambivalence, pretension, fantasy and hypocrisy.” This comes from Wesley and Janis Balda. They unpack each of the four expressions of toxic leadership and what we can do to combat them.

Characteristics of a Good Leader  This is a creative way to emphasize 10 qualities that every leader needs to consider. It comes from Tom Shulte and the Linked2Leadership blog. The overall emphasis is on development and how you can improve your leadership impact. You will enjoy and learn from this intriguing info-graphic.

10 Ways To Make Each Day A Leadership Masterpiece  This final post was found on Forbes and is written by Brian Layer, a colleague of Mike Myatt at N2growth. Brian is a former Brigadier General in the U.S. Army and gives us 10 daily goals to help insure that we are truly taking aim at making each day our own leadership masterpiece.

There are the 5 for this week. College football is right around the corner. Can’t wait.

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