Our tastes were all over the map this week, from adaptive leadership to sales quotas to leaders making meaning (or not) at work. Do enjoy!
Leadership at crossroads (Kenneth Mikkelsen, Mannaz)
A most interesting recap of how 25 international companies are thinking about adaptive leadership and leadership development. “Constant change calls for adaptive organizations and leaders who are able to embrace a high level of uncertainty and make swift and wise deviations from the plan as they go along.”
How leaders kill meaning at work (Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, McKinsey Quarterly, requires free sign-up to read)
Learn about four traps that will make you an ineffective leader: mediocrity signals, strategic ‘attention deficit disorder,’ Corporate Keystone Kops, and Misbegotten ‘big, hairy, audacious goals.’
Overemphasis on Profit Erodes Your Bottom Line Why Purpose-Driven Salespeople Wildly Outperform Their Quota-Driven Counterparts (Lisa Earle McLeod, Change This)
It’s people, principles, and profits, stupid.
The Importance of Integrity in Leadership (Gwyn Teatro, You’re not the Boss of Me)
As Gwyn so accurately points out, “There have been many prominent leaders who have risen to great heights only to fall with a severe thud because they have acted solely out of self-interest. Sadly and frustratingly, there is a lot of evidence of this.”
Shane Koyczan: “To This Day” … for the bullied and beautiful (TED Talk)
12 minutes that will make you laugh, cry and reflect…can you be what you want to be, and face up to those who may bully you?
Make room to grow. “If we’re not a little uncomfortable every day, we’re not growing. All the good stuff is outside our comfort zone.” ~Jack Canfield
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