The Many Aspects of Leadership

The Many Aspects of Leadership

Leadership is a broad term that covers many aspects.  Here are a few articles that address and explore some of these:

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Inspirational Quotes

First, some inspiration, a LinkedIn Article on 35 Leadership Quotes that Will Inspire You.

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Take the Blame

From childhood, most of us try to avoid responsibility for negative outcomes because of the fear of punishment that might accompany it. This thoughtful article suggests that “Contrary to what you may feel in the moment, taking the blame is the power move, strengthening your position, not weakening it.”   Take a few moments and explore “Why You Should Take the Blame” and then, share it with your team.    

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Keep it Simple

Perhaps legendary leadership author and pastor John C. Maxwell said it best: “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct themAs the boss, you have to know it all and always be in the right. Right? Wrong! Try these simple, yet powerful words to build trust and lead with integrity.

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But, I don’t like you!

Everybody complains about incompetent bosses or dysfunctional co-workers, but what about irritating direct reports? What should you do if the person you manage drives you crazy? Must you learn to like every member of your team? Read this HBR blog about How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like.

 

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Surprise! Women Lead Differently Than Men

Debra Spar writes a blog for HBR that points out subtle differences between an organization run by women and those run by men. It wasn’t necessarily better or worse; just markedly different.

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It Really Is Lonely At the Top

This “Switch and Shift” blog states that, “Leaders spend their days surrounded by people, so the last thing they might expect is to feel alone. And yet for many CEOs, founders, and other leaders, being the person solely responsible for a company’s ultimate fate and direction, as well as the livelihood of its many employees can lead to feelings of true isolation…  Read some suggestions on how to deal with the profound loneliness that can accompany the top position.

 

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