5 for Leadership is a collection of leadership posts from this past week. The topics this week cover the power of delegation, the necessity of listening leadership, the critical trait of self-awareness, a brief biography on Jackie Robinson, and a key infographic on readiness to lead. Take a look at one or more.
“A new infographic from The Ken Blanchard Companies looks at the challenges individual contributors face when they step into their first leadership assignments.”
“Ears expand influence. Leaders spend too much time thinking about talking and too little working on listening.” From Dan Rockwell.
This is a very insightful podcast from GiANT Worldwide that touches on these three topics of self-awareness: Know Yourself to Lead Yourself, The Boomerang Effect, and Inhibition vs Prohibition.
I love biographies and learning the inside story of those who have had an outsized influence. Any leader can learn from the life story of another. This is a nice summary of a legendary life–by Jackson Krase.
“Delegation is a key skill every leader must master in order to be fully effective. From my observations it’s a skill that takes years to develop beyond being a simple means of shifting tasks from oneself to another. I’d offer that truly effective delegation – the kind that results in growth in employees and achievement of organizational goals – is an art.” From the General Leadership blog.