Here is the latest 5 on all things leadership for this week. I hope you find something that will enhance your ability to lead. We have posts on the importance of Ops, how sincere leaders get sabotaged, some advice from Chick-Fil-A, leadership seasons, and work and life integration.
The Number One Career Advice From The Former President of Chick-Fil-A “I want to share with you the best career advice I ever received. As a youngster, I was constantly searching for career advice, tips and directions on how best to advance my career. I read books, listened to cassette tapes and attended seminars searching for the secrets to success.” This is an excellent guest post by Jimmy Collins on Paul Sohn’s blog.
The Seasons of Leadership “The calendar page turns, and the seasons change. While these seasons are more drastic and obvious in some places than others, there are always four seasons. And your experience tells you that the seasons are all needed, different things can be expected, and different value is derived from each season.” Kevin Eikenberry makes some great leadership connections to this natural phenomena we call seasons. Check it out.
5 Common Beliefs That Sabotage Sincere Leaders “Wrong beliefs sabotage sincere leaders. Sincerity doesn’t compensate for ignorance. Sincere people adopt beliefs and practices that block success. Everyone does. With time and reflection you learn and adapt, or you crash.” Dan Rockwell shows us how to adapt and optimal motivations.
What Successful Work and Life Integration Looks Like “Too many people believe that to achieve great things we must make brutal sacrifices, that to succeed in work we must focus single-mindedly, at the expense of everything else in life. Even those who reject the idea of a zero-sum game fall prey to a kind of binary thinking revealed by the term we use to describe the ideal lifestyle: “work/life balance.” The idea that “work” competes with “life” ignores that “life” is actually the intersection and interaction of four major domains: work, home, community, and the private self.: Stew Friedman provides some great insights and quality examples of what this might look like.
Don’t Ignore The Ops “Operations are like the oil to the ministry engine. Without effective operations, the ministry engine is not going to run well and eventually poor operations will burn a ministry engine up.” Are you paying attention to Ops? Jenni Catron gives us solid reasons for managing and monitoring well the operations of our ministries.
There are the 5 for this week.