Leadership Reading Favs

The team at BIG loved listening, loving and leaping as acts of leadership; overcoming myths that held us back, and how we can get tripped up by shallowness. Enjoy!

9 Leadership Myths-& How to Overcome Them (Brian Evje on Inc.)

Insights for overcoming nine myths of leadership that can hamstring you, your company, and your employees.

The Three L’s of Leadership: Love, Listen and Leap (Kevin Cashman on Forbes)

“When facing difficulties with colleagues, family or community, we serve our purpose best when we lead with love, listening, and then leap to a higher level.”

“Extremely Thin and Very Well-Dressed:” The Moral Universe According to Vogue (Pamela Haag on BigThink)

Ooh, this one has lots to chew on: depravity-as-vapidity, bosses throwing employees under the bus, how the media impacts confidence, and shoes.

Women won’t reach leadership parity with men until 2085 (Heather Draper, Denver Business Journal)

“The study found that not including women in leadership isn’t necessarily a good business move: Net income growth for companies with women on the board has averaged 14 percent in the past six years, whereas companies with no female representation have had 10 percent growth.”

Leadership traits that inspire and innovate (Joanna Riley Weidenmiller on SmartBlog on Leadership)

Five leadership traits are outlined here focused on inspiring a workforce to be creative, forward-thinking, and motivated toward the company mission.

What are you really learning? “We should be careful to get out of an experience all the wisdom that is in it - not like the cat that sits on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” ~Mark Twain



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