Fav Leadership Reading

Our work was fun, fun, fun this past week as we encountered so much fine reading material. Topics snagging our fancy included leadership with soul, the perils of group think, improving coaching skills and proof that there’s more to life, love and leadership than money…please enjoy!

The Leadership Gap (Lolly Daskal, Lead from Within)

Ready to have your leadership assumptions challenged? In this provocative post, Lolly encourages leaders “to courageously to consider what it will take to move past being soullessness, heartlessness and cluelessness of our leadership.” Good food for thought.

Why trust is poorly understood in business (Kellie Cummings, Leading with Trust)

“Imagine telling someone to trust you. It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Did you ever watch a leader speak on television, and despite their clear and direct style, you still didn’t believe a word that person said? Unfortunately, telling the truth is not synonymous with instilling trust. Trust me.”

Culture is Nutty…and Very Human (Nicki Roth, Get Real Leadership)

Love how Nicki takes us back to her “hippie days:” “Here’s what I learned…put a bunch of smart, sane and well intentioned people together in a group, team or organization and you will ultimately get loads of stupid, crazy and bad behaviors.”

50 Things Money Can’t Buy (Frank Sonnenberg, Frank Sonnenberg Online)

If the media, your boss and who knows else are working overtime to convince you that life is all about economics and the bottom line, Frank gives you 50 reasons to think otherwise. Delightful and spot-on.

Coaching Skills Have a Huge Impact on Employee Engagement (Jim Clemmer, The Clemmer Group)

Amy is big, big, big on the business value derived from powerful coaching. As Jim writes and backs up with stats from his research, “coaching is a vital leadership skill that produces very hard and tangible results.”

Your attitude is up to you. “Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full. Others spend a lifetime lamenting that it’s half-empty. The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it’s up to you!” ~Dr. James S. Vuocolo

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