5 for Leadership (10/5/13)

images-2Here is a new 5. Take a few minutes and click through to some fresh learning!

The Kid’s Table  “What happened to ‘employee involvement’? Has it gone out of vogue?  Has it been replaced by new initiatives?  These are questions I’ve come up against recently as I’ve worked with organizations across a variety of industries.” This is a solid post from Julie Giulioni on the Lead Change Group blog.

The Value of a Leadership Development Program  This post was found on the Talent Technologies blog. It provides some valuable research data on the the proper value of implementing a good leadership development program. Bottom line: It pays off to invest more in people than it does to invest in capital improvements. This content is able to be downloaded in a powerpoint pdf format. Take a look.

5 Core Values for the Workplace  “There are many fine values, such as courtesy, confidence, ingenuity, thrift, and so on. The trouble is that the list of values grows easily and can cause many employees to lose their focus. They fail to prioritize. A “short list” of values is far more useful in putting the workplace back on track.” Robert Dilenschneider (on Tim Milburn’s blog) makes his case for five core values that will point any organization towards real success.

Self Reflection: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day  This is a brief post from Experience Life magazine as found on the Eric Jacobson blog. These are good, evaluative questions for purposeful living.

Scorsese and the World Underneath  This is a fascinating piece by Andrew Barber on The Gospel Coalition blog. I offer it because leaders must also be people of thoughtful reflection. It is a myth that one ever leads from a vacuum of thought. How we think about people and life will always impact how we lead. “Martin Scorsese believes he is going to hell. And not in a ‘I’m going to hell anyway so who cares’ rock ‘n roll kinda way. This is a serious, soul-level conviction. ‘I am living in sin, and I will go to hell because of it.’ Many of his interview have indicated Martin Scorsese believes he is doomed for eternal torment. He also happens to be one of the greatest directors in cinematic history.” This is one to read.

There are the 5 for this week. Time to watch some college football and playoff baseball!

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