Archive for Leadership
Fast Company: Lessons In Teamwork From The Treacherous Sydney To Hobart Ocean Race
Dennis N.T. Perkins is the author of Into the Storm, a new book about the crew of the AFR Midnight Rambler during the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race, a 628 nautical mile challenge is often called the “Everest” of offshore ocean racing. But in 1998, conditions were extraordinarily dangerous. This article is an excerpt from the book, and focuses on the exceptional quality of the captain and the exceptional leadership that not only led to a win, but surviving the vicious seas during a brutal storm that resulted in the largest search-and-rescue operation in the history of Australia.
Inc.: Servant First, Leader Second
We love the Battlefield to Boardroom series by Inc.! This is a terrific article about really understanding what servant leadership is and having the humility to practice it.
Inc.: 4 Signs You Will Fail as a Leader
Outwardly, you appear effective, dependable, on top of things. But look closer. Are you in danger of destructive behaviors?
Inc.: Dries Buytaert: 3 Crazy Ways to Really Motivate Employees
This short video features Drupal founder Dries Buytaert explaining how he encourages his team to meet hugely ambitious goals.
It is, I believe, generally agreed that feedback is necessary for any form of performance improvement. In the business world this often takes the form of a 360 Feedback Project in which performance data is sought from other groups on the performance of an individual – usually the person’s manager, direct reports, peers and others.
But one of the key reservations about 360 Feedback is that sometimes respondents feel safe in including “zinger” or malicious comments in their anonymous feedback. This possibility has derailed many 360 projects.
But now Inscape publishing has a new type of 360 degree instrument that has resolved most, if not all, of the problems with previous 360 instruments. The new Everything DiSC® 363™ for Leaders combines the best of the 360s with the simplicity and power of DiSC, plus three personalized strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. The result is a 360 experience that is much more productive and satisfying.
Inc.: The Wrath of a Great Leader
We really appreciated this article detailing how Martin Luther King, Jr. wrestled with anger and what you can learn from his example. Often times, great leaders are built into myths, we really appreciated how this article outlined MLK’s very human side.
Fast Company: 4 Tips For Hiring Long-Term Talent On A Very Tight Budget
Early-stage founders and solo entrepreneurs have to get creative to hire a team within their cash flow. This post outlines a few ways to do just that–and the ups and downs of each.
Bloomberg: Management Is (Still) Not Leadership
A really interesting article from HBR’s John Kotter outlining the differences between leading and managing.
Bloomberg: Your Employees Are Not Mind Readers
This article outlines how you can more effectively address these issues and reach your goals in an authentic and enduring way.
Business Insider: 10 Traits That Make An Ideal Manager
The traits you should develop to make you not just a good leader, but a great one.
Is one of your resolutions to focus on developing your leadership skills? Here are some excellent articles and posts from the past week to help you become a better leader and manager.
Entreprenuer: Richard Branson on Giving Your Employees Freedom
A terrific article written by Sir Richard Branson on the positive impact of having confidence in and trusting your employees.
U.S. News and World Report: 5 Leadership Trends to Watch in 2013
Andrew Graham, president and CEO of The Forum Corporation, a Boston-based learning organization, has some interesting predictions of leadership trends in 2013.