Here is a new 5 for your leadership learning. There are posts on being a perfectionist, being a team leader, a podcast interview with Andy Stanley, some great quotes from Truett Cathy, and some survey insights on the aspirations of American laborers. Check out a few of these articles to inform your day.
What New Leaders Should Do First “Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major impact on whether your team ultimately delivers results. What steps should you take to set your team up for success? How do you form group norms, establish clear goals, and create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and motivated to contribute?” This post is from the HBR Blog and contains some solid principles for new or old team leaders. It concludes with two good case studies that you could use with your team.
21 Leadership Quotes From Truett Cathy, Founder of Chick-Fil-A “Truett Cathy was an amazing man. More than the founder of Chick-Fil-A, he was a great leader. Sadly, Truett passed away on Monday. Even with his passing, his legacy doesn’t have to fade away. We can remember the man and the leadership he taught us.” This collection of quotes are informative and inspiring. They are worth your time.
Majority of Workers Don’t Aspire to Leadership Roles “Most American workers are not aiming for the corner office, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. ” This is a fascinating look at the American workforce. Take some time to analyze this for yourself and who you lead. There are some worthy insights to be made.
How Andy Stanley Keeps Growing As A Leader (and other stuff) Here is Carey Nieuwhof’s first leadership pod cast, which is a great interview with Andy Stanley. Scroll down and you will also find a wealth of links and quotes. The podcast is 40 minutes long. Download it and make some time to listen to it all.
Chasing The Wrong Goal “I am a recovering perfectionist. Not fully cured, but getting better every day. I recently made some noticeable progress when I read about the dangers implicit in perfectionism. The article explained that when I try to be perfect, I have believed the lie that I could actually accomplish that goal. I have somehow convinced myself that, with enough hard work or practice or knowledge, I could truly eliminate all mistakes and errors in my life.” This final post is from a leader and a friend–Terry Morgan. She writes well and prods you to think. I don’t know of many leaders who have not struggled with the topic of this post. Slow down and take a look.
There are the 5 for this week. Take some time to grow your leadership!