Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.
This week you’ll read articles on the hard consequences of taking the easy way out, the crucibles, consolidation and power of a journal in leadership, 3 actions to be everyone’s favorite boss, 5 lessons on leadership and change from 5 years as an expat, and are you leading or hurting your employees. These articles will provide you with tips, strategies and thought-starters from many of the smart folks in my network. So whether you’re a new leader or an industry veteran there’ll be something here for you.
- Hard Human Consequences of Taking the Easy Way Out
By Kate Nasser (@KateNasser), Smart SenseAbilities Blog
“Wouldn’t it be great if life and work were easy? Not always. There are hard human consequences of taking the easy way out. Consider these easy outs and the impact on leadership, teamwork, business, and relationships in general…”
- Leadership: Crucibles, Consolidation and the Power of a Journal
By Wally Bock (@wallybock), Three Star Leadership
“I wasn’t a “necessity entrepreneur,” but I started my business after I’d been fired from three previous jobs. I knew I could produce results. I thought that I might be the only boss who wouldn’t fire me. What followed was one of the most intense periods in my life...”
- These 3 Actions Will Make You Everyone’s Favorite Boss
By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading with Trust
“Being a good manager isn’t easy. It can seem like a million things compete for your attention and some days it feels as though you aren’t up for the task. Don’t worry, we all feel that way sometimes. The good news is there are some easy, straight-forward ways to become the manager that everyone loves…”
- 5 Essential Lessons on Leadership and Change from 5 Years as an Expat
By Alli Polin (@AlliPolin), Break the Frame
“I’ve learned many things about myself and my personal leadership during our time here, but there are five lessons that stand out and apply to you no matter where you live – expat or not…”
- Who is Leading Who?
By Steve Keating (@LeadToday), LeadToday
“One of the main responsibilities of a leader is to fire their people! Not actually fire them but fire them up. Fire them up as in motivate them, challenge them, coach them, help them grow and help them succeed, again and again. If you’re in a leadership position and you’re not doing those things on a daily basis then you are simply not leading...”
What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?