A new 5 for Leadership is out for this 3rd week in November. There are posts on servant leadership, leadership trust, distracted leaders, a leadership metaphor, and leaders as dreamers. Take a few minutes and grow your leadership.
A Leadership Secret for Today’s Distracted Leader “Now I cannot remember the person who said this many years ago. But, I will never forget writing down the words in my notebook when I heard the speaker declare them from the platform, ‘When you’re in the room, be in the room.'” This comes from Roy Saunderson on the Switch & Shift blog.
Trust As The Differentiator “82% percent of people don’t trust that their leaders tell them the truth. This statistic is sobering, sad, and at the same time an amazing opportunity for those leaders who want to differentiate their organizations on the basis of trust – both with employees and with customers. What if transparency and trust were truly seen as differentiators in the workplace?” This post comes from Jim Haudan, also on the Switch & Shift blog.
One Metaphor That Taught Me Everything About Leadership “Who is a better leader? A clock builder or time teller?” Paul Sohn reflects on some timeless principles from Jim Collins and amplifies them. Take a look at three truths that will transform your leadership.
Great Leaders Are Dreamers “We were all taught in Supervision 101 that managers are directors of stuff—policies, materials, numbers, and systems; while leaders are influencers of people. People have hearts and souls rather than programs and sums; people are emotional, not just logical. And, that is where the dream part comes in.” See what Chip Bell has to say that relates directly to self leadership.
Servant Leaders Are Authentic-Acronym Model “The next principle in the SERVANT Leadership acronym is Authentic. Authenticity is all about transparency. A great leader is the same in private as they are in public. What they speak behind closed doors matches what they say on stage. The authentic servant leader is consistent in message and transparent in intent.” This is number 5 of a 6 part series on what it means to be a servant leader. After you read this one, link to the previous four.
There are the 5 for this week. Take some time this weekend to strengthen your leadership.