Here are a few of the things that I’ve read recently that have caused me to sit back and think about things in a new light. Hope you enjoy them.
- I loved this video of Paul Castain’s that Tim Mushey shared on Sell, Lead, Succeed! How true, if companies can make millions on selling water what can you bring to the table? Paul Castain Says Screw the Water Go Brand Yourself.
- Here is an interesting look at the tough side of leadership by Miles Anthony Smith on Great Leadership. It really got me thinking about how often these things are overlooked in leadership training. The 5 Perils of Leadership.
- This is a great reminder of the power of the words we use when we talk to our team. Make sure that the words you use bring out the best in everyone and help them reach their potential. They will be eternally grateful to you for believing in them. From Mike Rogers at Teamwork and Leadership. Do You Make this Mistake with Those You Lead?
- In this article Elizabeth Grace Saunders, on HBR Blog, points out the negatives associated with putting other people first. Learning when and how to say no is one of the biggest steps for career success. Stop Being a People-Pleaser
- Do you value brains or results? Often managers and companies hire the smartest people and yet this is not a guarantee of success. In this article on Fast Company by Andrew Razeghi he demonstrates that innovation is being able to act on creative ideas; which can be more important than generating the ideas. As well, he uses Edison vs. Tesla to demonstrate the impact of social skills on success. Do You Hire for IQ or Klout Score?
- When was the last time you took inventory of your management skills? In this article Tina Del Buono on PPM Blog provides a great road map to examining your skills. Examine Your Management Skills
What reading have you done that inspired you?