In this week’s edition of 5 for Leadership, there is an emphasis on generational leadership. But there are also posts on making a good first impression and creating a great leadership culture.
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know; which carries a lot of weight in today’s highly competitive market. Proper networking is important. 55 percent of communication is non-verbal, your body language sends wordless clues ahead of your speech.” Linda Allen offers 10 great practical cues on how to make great first and lasting impressions.
“One of the reasons many leaders, teachers, employers, and coaches follow us is because of the “communication gap” that is often found between generations. Groups of people, only a couple decades apart can tend to see the world in drastically different ways. To that end, we wanted to utilize this difference of perspective for all of our benefit. We chose to take one Baby Boomer, Dr. Tim Elmore, and one Millennial, Andrew McPeak, and allow them to explore an issue together. We hope you enjoy this first of many future conversations between generations. Our subject today: Work Ethic.”
“It’s probably flippant to say that leadership is changing in our day. The fact is, everything is changing and the organizations that survive will not only endure these changes, but employ them.” I am listing two of Tim Elmore’s posts–both are really good and they are important reads for considering generational differences in leadership.
“So, what are the strengths and weaknesses of leaders under 35? Jonathan Pearson has written a book for Millennials and, at age 29, leads a campus of 1400 for a large church. He offers some honest, humble insights about his generation and how to work with them. Some insights on Millennials…from a Millennial leader.” This is an informative podcast on Carey Nieuwhof’s blog.
“Dee Ann Turner has worked for Chick-fil-A for more than 30 years and currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Talent. Over the years, she has played an intricate role in growing Chick-fil-A’s unique and highly regarded culture while overseeing recruitment, selection, and retention of corporate staff and the recruitment and selection of Chick-fil-A Franchisees.” This is a very insightful interview about the impressive culture behind Chick-Fil-A–on Paul Sohn’s blog.
There are the 5 for this week. Take a look at more than one of these quality posts.