Today’s Read to Lead recommendation is On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis, who highlights the point that leaders doen’t need to be good at everything, but they do need vision, integrity, and the ability to lift others up and rally them to a common cause. Any works by Bennis will make a terrific addition to your leadership reading list.
To build trust relationships that lead to enduring leadership success, it is essential to understand those we will engage and the issues about which members of those publics share a common interest. Yet our capacity to communicate is finite. To get the most out of that capacity, before we engage we must define the outcomes we hope to achieve.
What you read isn’t as important as how you read. Nearly any book can be a leadership book if read through a leadership lens.
The truths of CBL are universal and unchanging. Whether you hold a formal leadership position or step up and lead when the situation requires it, and no matter what type of leader you may be, these truths are the cornerstones of a foundation upon which your personal leadership philosophy and style can be built.
A capability is the ability to perform a task or activity, whereas capacity is the amount of a task or activity that can be effectively performed.
These three simple lessons served me well in every job: we cannot dodge the rain; put the paper in the tube; listen to more than words.
Here are six questions leaders can start asking right away to begin communicating intentionally and deliberately, make best use of their communication capacity, strengthen key relationships, and develop the trust necessary to achieve enduring leadership success.
Expanding Your NoCabulary: Answer and Response The words used by leaders and their organizations reflect their mindset and their mindset is reflected in the words they use, so to shift a mindset and begin looking at challenges in new ways, changing common vocabulary...
Often leaders face their greatest challenges when navigating through shades of gray rather than facing clear decisions between right and wrong. To lead, one cannot rely solely on cold logical calculus, but must balance many different factors: logic, context, situation, outcomes, and extended ramifications. Leaders must demonstrate a measure of flexibility in thinking and action while remaining true to their guiding principles.