This week in 5 for Leadership there are posts on leadership communication, teams, servant leadership, ineffective leadership . . . and a post remembering one of the influential writers on leadership of our time. So grab a cup of your favorite coffee and grow your leadership.
Stop Needing To Be Liked . . . Five Lessons In Becoming A Servant Leader “Here are five lessons I’ve learned about how to fully and richly embrace the mentality of becoming a servant leader.” This is an insightful article in Christianity Today written by John Dunnett.
James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95 “James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist who wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular, died on Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, Mass. He was 95.”
7 Levels of Leadership Communication “Effective leadership and effective communication are intimately connected. I often tell students, ‘Although you can be an effective communicator without being an effective leader, effective communication is foundational to effective leadership.'” This is a great post from my friend Justin Irving. He has launched a new blog on leadership that will be worth following–called Purpose In Leadership. Take a look at some of his other posts after reading this one.
7 Non-Negotiable Values For Teams I Lead “Leader, what do you look for when you bring a person on to your team? What expectations do you have for people who serve on your team? I think it’s important to know yourself well enough that you understand the qualities in people with whom you work best.” This is another worthy read from Ron Edmondson.
7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People “My sons and I like to have fun and talk goofy at times, as anyone knows who has heard me answer my phone when one of them calls. We talk about serious issues too, like leadership, ethics, business, coaching, God, and we can philosophize at length. A couple of nights ago, my son, who I call ‘The Colonel’, called. He is reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. After listening to him enthusiastically share what he has been learning from the book, we decided it would be fun to flip things a bit and talk about the opposites . . .” This final post is also from a friend and colleague, Steve Morgan. Steve’s blog, Leader Impact, is also a go to read on all things leadership. Linger on his site and read some other quality posts.
There are the 5 for this week.