Here is a fresh 5 for Leadership for your Thanksgiving Week. There are posts on defining leadership, the two faces of leadership, the proper place of leadership, and some important rules of leadership. There is some great content this week–take some time and be inspired.
The 10 Golden Rules of Leadership “Michael Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas have reviewed the writings of the Classical philosophers and selected ten ideas that will positively impact our leadership effectiveness in The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership. Not surprisingly, the philosophies of classic figures remain relevant in today’s workplace.” This was found on the Leading Blog and is a testament to rules of antiquity still being relevant today.
The Two Faces of Leadership “Too many leaders are out of balance – focusing primarily on the future or primarily on their organization. If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you lead? If your followers aren’t able to follow, who are you leading?” This comes from Jesse Lyn Stoner, who always has quality content.
What Is Leadership? 30 Definitions “Leadership has always been an elusive concept to define. Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to learn and great leaders are in such short supply. There really is no one “right” definition of leadership – so instead, here is a collection of my favorite definitions, from both the famous and not-so-famous.” This comes from Dan McCarthy and will stimulate your thinking about the essence of leadership.
You Can’t Lead From Behind “As a leader, your place is in front of your team. Think of a lead sled dog, a Drum Major for a band or the leader of a 4-ship of F-15s. Does it mean you always have to be physically in front of the herd? No. But you have to be with your team, experiencing the same situation, to understand the issues and know how to guide your team.” This comes from the General Leadership blog, which I have referenced several times before–and always has thought provoking content.
The Definition of a Great Leader “Everyone has an idea in their heads of what a great leader looks like. They have the picture-perfect image in their minds. Sometimes this idea of a great leader is easy to express. Other times, words are elusive and you just can’t pinpoint what makes a great leader.” See how Joseph Lalonde defines leadership through a number of leadership traits.
There are the 5 for this week. Have a great Thanksgiving–and truly give thanks!