The Two Qualities That Make Leaders Great “Some leaders are humble. Others are driven. The great ones are both.” You have to read more of Dan Rockwell to understand the balance.
7 “Be’s” of Effective Leadership and Management “One of the chief goals of this blog is to encourage better leadership. In this post, I’m including the term management. I believe the two are different functions, but both are vital to a healthy organization. Whether you lead or manage a large or small organization — or church — there are principles for being effective.” This is good and memorable list from Ron Edmondson.
Say It 7 Times Gary Cohen shares 13 practices for getting your primary messages across to those you lead-you will have to say it seven times. But you can cary how you say it. This comes from the CO2 blog. Take a look.
12 Ways Selfish Ambition Damages A Leader’s Soul (and how to tell if it’s an issue for you) “If you’re like me (and like most people), you find selfishness in other people to be a real turn off. But if we’re honest, very few of us are naturally self-less. Every day, I fight selfishness. If you’re driven and even a little bit ambitious like I am, you have to be doubly careful. Why? Because when selfishness and ambition move into the same room together the combination is deadly.” I highlighted Cary Nieuwhof last week–this week he is worth listing again.
How To Stay Youthful All The Way Home This is from Pastor Joe McKeever, a 74 year old leader who is still going strong. His ten points on remaining youthful ring true from a life of authenticity. “It occurs to me that there is one article I can write which Rick Warren cannot (not yet anyway), which Thom Rainer is not ready to write, and which some people couldn’t come up with if their lives depended on it. How to be young in old age.”
There are the 5 for this week.