5 for Leadership (8/6/12)

Here is 5 for Leadership for the 1st week of August.

Leadership and Courage This first post comes from Gwyn Teatro on her blog You’re Not The Boss of Me. Gwyn defines courage in the context of good leadership. She offers a great real life illustration of a CEO who either lacked the courage to truly investigate a problem or was simply ignorant of the problem. Gwyn closes with the principle that real courage is sometimes simply facing the truth.

The Outrageously Simple Visual Guide to Goal Setting Here is a great info graphic on goal setting in ten practical steps. Take a look.

Rembrandt and Leadership This is a guest post on the Great Leadership blog. The authors compare the life of the great Dutch painter to leadership. The points are very sailable as they talk about dealing with both success and failure-and the need for authenticity.

Graceful Leadership 101 This post is by Tanmay Vora and offers a pdf download of 101 ways to be a more graceful leader. This is a resource you can read and share with those you lead or those you are developing for leadership.

The Three R’s of Christian Engagement in the Culture Wars This final post is from Kevin DeYoung and offers three worthy points of how Christian leaders should act when taking on the moral issues of our day. This post holds some good principles in light of the Chick-fil-a controversy.

There are the 5 for this week. Lead well!

5 for Leadership (5/9/12)

Here are a new 5 for the 2nd week in May.  I have included a couple of new people and some favorites.  I hope you benefit from these posts.

New Study IDs Best Companies for Leadership. Innovation    This is a fascinating article highlighting the 20 best companies for leadership development.  It is done initially in an interview format-but does a great job of capturing some key principles practiced by the best companies in the world.

Taking Initiative  This is from Ron Edmondson’s blog, who just recently announced that he will be moving to a new church in Lexington, Kentucky.  Ron always has great leadership insights.  This particular post is a guest post by Joey Berrios.  He examines the battle with fear and doubt that all leaders can face-and argues for initiative.

How Do You Answer These Leadership Questions?  This is a very brief post by Eric Jacobson.  He actually pulls seven questions from Charlene Li’s book Open Leadership.  But these seven questions are quite good at helping you evaluate your current leadership trajectory.

What You Must Surrender To Lead Best  This is from Kevin Eikenberry and his Leadership & Learning blog.  I have been reading Kevin for some time now-but this is the 1st time I have featured him in 5 for Leadership.  This is a good post on what you must give up in order to gain what you really want.

Jesus Is What The Old Testament Promised Him To Be  I end with a post that, in one sense, has nothing to do with the topic of leadership.  But in another sense is about the greatest leader who ever lived.  This is from Kevin DeYoung-but is actually a reference to a sermon that his associate pastor, Ben Falconer, preached earlier in the month.  This is a great list of all that Jesus is from the Old Testament.  Be sure and take a look-and be encouraged.

There are the 5 for this week.  Lead well!