Our weekly leadership favorites are an eclectic collection of articles, blog posts, quotes, pod casts, books and whatever else engages our interest. Some items are recent, others aren’t. Some are mainstream, others are off the beaten path. Enjoy! Be inspired! Lead BIG!
10 New Leadership Skills. Plus, What Stays the Same? (Center for Creative Leadership)
To survive, lead and create the future, futurist Bob Johansen argues that leaders must build and apply 10 new skills in the just-released updated edition of Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World.
10 principles to guide 21st-century communications (Miri McDonald, SmartBlog on Leadership)
David Grossman shares his top 10 principles for communicators so they can develop authentic communications that engage employees and build reputation.
The Leader’s Five-Question Heart Check (John Bernard, Now Management System)
The BIG team believes every spreadsheet needs to have a heartbeat, and John offers up five insightful questions for self-reflection…so you can determine how much heart you’re bringing to your leadership.
Leading Yourself Out of the Victim Role (Mary Jo Asmus, Aspire CS)
If you’re caught, trapped or even wallowing in self-pity and feeling like you’ve fallen prey to everyone’s plots and schemes, you’ll benefit from the advice Mary Jo offers.
Why CEOs Are Abandoning ‘Command-and-Control’ (Alexandra Levit, Open Forum)
Some interesting research cited here reveals that “CEOs are changing the nature of work by adding a powerful dose of openness, transparency and employee empowerment to the command-and-control ethos that has characterized the modern corporation for more than a century.” Progress!
A pathway to something better. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~Richard Buckminster Fuller