What Makes a Good Leader?

Are there any real secrets to leadership? Probably not.  Even so, leadership is one of the most written about subjects. Here are a variety of articles about leadership that sound deceptively simple and are difficult to do well.

ExpandedAwarenessExpanded awareness is a different state of consciousness. It is a place beyond current beliefs, limitations and constraints, where Jeff Bezos envisioned a world of online retailing, and Steve Jobs a world with a thousand songs in your pocket. Read more From ChiefExecutive.net, “Why CEOs Need Expanded Awareness”

 

ManWomanSymbols

Empathy, Vulnerability, humility, inclusiveness, generosity, balance and patience. The most effective leaders, both men and women, are those who embrace traits once considered feminine.  Read more in this Inc. article, “Between Venus and Mars”..

 

Connect

Behavioral science is proving that when we judge others, especially our leaders, we look at two characteristics.  Read the HBR Article, “Connect, Then Lead” and learn about the lovable and fearsome dimensions of social judgment.

 

DrumMajor

Some leaders hit their stride early in their career, others find their path later in life, and regrettably, far too many leaders never seem to get their footing. Great leaders discover pivot points and transitions that create a certain rhythm and balance, while average leaders tend to be somewhat tone deaf and awkward. We all recognize great leadership when we see it, but many fail to see what it is that actually makes the leader great. Here is one of my favorite leadership bloggers, Mike Myatt on, “Transitions Great Leaders Make That Average Leaders Don’t”.

 

 

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