In 5 for Leadership this week there are posts on the cost of profanity, the biggest issue in the church, servant leadership and virtual teams, how to plan your next big meeting, and the one necessary bias for every leader. Each topic packs some power. Find one that interests you.
Why Leaders Who Hold THIS Bias Are The Most Effective Leaders “You probably have something exciting that you’ve been thinking about doing for a long time. Every leader has dreams, goals and hopes. The challenge is you haven’t done anything about it…yet. And as a result, so few leaders end up with a track record of accomplishment. Why? Because almost all of us struggle with something the most effective leaders in their field don’t struggle with. What is it? It’s a bias so few leaders have. But the great ones all possess.” This is Carey Nieuwhof at his best.
How Much Business Is Your Profanity Costing You? “I follow a lot of speakers, bloggers, and podcasters who swear on stage, on screen, and at the microphone. I’m no fan of profanity, but I’ll wade through it if there’s a payoff.” This is a topic I have addressed several times myself. I am a strong proponent of “every word matters.” Michael Hyatt does a great job of speaking to this important topic.
Minimum Viable Spiritual Growth Plan “Leadership Network recently surveyed over 1,600 ministry leaders of large (1000+) churches. The most frequently cited issue facing churches today is ‘discipleship.'” This comes from my friend Eric Swanson, who is an excellent thought leader and practitioner. Take a look.
How Can A Leader Of A Virtual Team Express Servant Leadership? “As my workday begins, I pop into our Facebook group, my team’s virtual water cooler, to say good morning. I often add the request: Let me know how I can serve you today. As I do it, it feels, at times, like an empty offer.” This comes from Becky Robinson on the Lead Change Group blog.
A Checklist For Planning Your Next Big Meeting “In theory, everyone understands that preparation can make or break an important meeting. The more work you do before you walk into the room, the more productive and efficient you’ll be. But who has the time to properly prepare? Our checklist makes meeting prep quick and easy—be sure to print it out or save it for later.” This is a very practical post from the HBR Blog.
There are the 5 for the final week in March. Lead well.