5 for Leadership (8/2/14)

small__4284694062Here is a new 5 for the first weekend of August. We have posts on the importance of story telling, inner city leadership, leaders and social media, top leadership advice, and the best posts from July. There is something here for you to inspire your leadership.

We Asked Top Leaders To Share Their Number One Advice, and Here’s What They Said . . .  “When I learned about the LDC (Leadership Development Consultation) Conference I was intrigued. I was excited by it’s vision statement: ‘Be inspired to pursue God’s highest in leader development in the nations.’” Paul Sohn has posted some outstanding insights to leadership. 

Leadership Now 140: July 2014 Compilation  Here is a treasure trove of posts from this past month on the topic of leadership from some of the best leadership development minds–all captured in one place on the Leading Blog.

How To Tell A Great Story  “We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you improve your ability to tell stories that persuade?” This is one of the most popular reads on the HBR Blog. 

7 Keys To Becoming A Leader People Like And Want To Hear From On Social Media  “Any idea what other people think of you when they see you online? I promise you, they have a reaction. They really do. And most of us have no idea what it is.” Carey Nieuwhof gives us some great insight on how to think about our online presence as a leader.

Historic Inner City Conference Stirs Change  “More than 300 people associated with the Inner City ministry of Cru gathered July 22-24, 2014 for Creating Options Together. Cru staff members and representatives from partner ministries shared ideas and listened to each other to find effective ways to disciple inner city residents.” Check out some of the recorded responses. This is an important effort and there are some profound truths shared. 

There are the 5 for this week-enjoy.

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