5 for Leadership (2/21/15)


In this installment of 5 for Leadership there are posts on leadership and money, the “Don’ts” of success, developing young leaders, life management, and an every day, real life character test. There is something here for you. Take a look at one or more of these fresh posts.

8 Things Successful People DO NOT DO Every Day  “If you get decent value from making to-do lists, you’ll get huge returns — in productivity, in improved relationships, and in personal well-being — from adding these items to your not to-do list.” I recently highlighted Jeff Haden and believe that this is another practical and helpful post.

Angel Investors: How Religion Changes Our Perspective on Money in Surprising Ways  “I had never met a leper before. But here I was surrounded by several of them at Nirmal Hriday, or “Home of the Pure Heart.” It’s also known as Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying & Destitute in Kolkata, India. Established in 1952, it is a small hospice for thousands of poor people who are found languishing in the streets. Someone dies there almost every day.” Kabir Sehgal provides us with a fascinating view of religion and money. This will help shape your leadership philosophy.

How A Young Leader Develops As A Leader  “I am a young leader. The kind that desires to not only improve my own leadership capacity, but one day grow into a great leader in a great position. I recognize that I have a long way to go in developing my own leadership skills, and I recognize that I have plenty to learn about leadership in general.” This is a guest post by Tyler Crosson on Ron Edmondson’s blog. Tyler’s 7 questions of learning are worth the read.

Turning Time Management Into Life Management  “The concept of time management is outdated. You can’t manage time. You can manage life. Often, the ambitiousness of our plans does not result in equally laudable accomplishments.” This is a very insightful post from the Lead Change Group blog. I love the perspective that Vasiliy Smetanin provides in discerning the difference between these two styles of stewardship.

9 Little Character Tests That Tell You Way Too Much About Yourself  “Sometimes progress in life can be tough to measure. You might feel stuck right now. Or just the opposite—you might feel like you’re making incredible progress. But are you?  How would you know?” This is insightful and you will be challenged–from Carey Nieuwhof on his blog.

There are the 5 for this week. Be inspired.

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