5 for Leadership this week contains posts on vital leadership perspective, a list of 17 role models that you won’t want to miss, the need for brave leadership, leadership lessons from Walt Disney, and how to overcome discouragement in leadership. Leading is exciting and challenging–all at once. My hope is that you find something here today that will encourage your leadership.
“Most people would agree that good leaders are brave leaders. But our definition of brave may vary widely. For some bravery could mean facing a tough personnel decision or making investment decisions to enter a new market. And while those decisions can often be brave, I contend that the highest form of bravery in an organizational context is keeping at bay the opposite of bravery; fear. This comes from Darrin Murriner on the Great Leadership blog.
“Who is your favorite leadership role model? This month, as Frontline Festival authors were submitting their posts, I asked them to consider the 7 Results That Last roles, and identify one role model who exemplified the values and behaviors inherent in that role. I loved the responses, and enjoyed the overlap across some of the roles.” Karin Hurt share some great insights from others on the Let’s Grow Leaders blog.
“Walt Disney has been a major influence on my approach to business. Having turned a small animation studio into one of the world’s most recognized brands, there are many lessons to learn from “Uncle Walt.” Here are three lessons that have stood out for me, and that every businessperson should take to heart.” Rick Caruso shares some practical principles for any leader.
“If you talk to most leaders long enough to get a real answer to ‘So how’s it going?” you will quickly discover that a surprising number of leaders are disheartened. Even discouraged.” Carey Nieuwhof has some hope-filled principles for leaders in ministry–or any leader seeking to follow Christ in their leadership.
“What’s your motive for leadership? I’ll admit. I easily fall into the trap of desiring leadership because I want the attention and the accolades that I perceive come with it. But that’s not what leadership is about. There will never be enough attention, accolades or praise to satisfy the sacrifice that leadership requires. We have to be willing to lead because it matters.” Read more of what Jenni Catron has to say on this important topic. Also take note of her new book coming out in December!