Here is a new 5 for Leadership for this first day of August. As you finish up your vacation season and prepare for the fall take some time to refresh your leadership for the fall. There are topics on leadership influence, leadership lessons, toxic leadership, an infographic on the change process, and a top 30 list of great posts from this past month. There is something here for you.
“Jesse Lyn Stoner is one of my favorite leadership bloggers and her post “How to Influence Without Authority” offers useful guidance on the what she calls as “8 Portals of Influence”. It is also one of the most loved posts on her blog! Whether you lead backed by a formal authority or you lead without a title, these ideas should help you build influence. Here is a sketch note version encapsulating some ideas from her post. Read the full post here.” This was posted on Tanmay Vora’s site. Check out some of his other posts–it will be well worth it.
I decided to give you a second post from Tanmay Vora. He is a new thought leader for me and I want to introduce him to you. It is great to gain insight from different ethnic perspective and through a different medium like Sketch Note. This may be one you will want to copy and display near your desk to be reminded every day. Enjoy.
“So here’s my top 30 curated leadership tweets you might have missed in July 2015.” Paul Sohn–take a look–there is a treasure trove here.
“While organizations thrive on change, people often don’t. We don’t all embrace change at the same rate or pace (and a few even reject it outright). How new ideas are communicated can hinder or accelerate adoption. If you’re an innovator, it’s tempting to think that conveying your enthusiasm and excitement will accelerate others’ acceptance—it turns out, that won’t work most of the time. Effectively communicating the need or reason to change is an important skill for change agents and a big factor in innovation velocity.” This comes via the StrategyDriven site.
“Your Toxic Leader Score* (TLS) is the level of unnecessary irritation you cause others. If you occasionally irritate colleagues by arriving late, you’re a 3 on a range from 1 to 10. If you frequently irritate colleagues, but don’t realize it, your TLS is 9. The worst leaders don’t know they’re toxic.” Find out more about where you stand–from Dan Rockwell.