Reading Behind to Lead Ahead: Week of September 9, 2013

Check out the latest leadership blog posts written in the past week. The highlighted posts come from Dallas area leaders and members of the Authentic Leadership Dallas and Lead Change communities. Some good leadership points ahead!

How Great Leaders Elevate Their Teams by Tal Shnall. Key quote: “People want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They dream of saying, ‘I did this. I helped create that.’ People know such big moments are sometimes rare. Great leaders recognize those moments and help people actualize them.”

Words Matter by Jon Mertz. Key quote: “Our words can stream out fast and furious or slow and painful. In either case, passion is wrapped around them.”

3 Warning Signs for Responsible Leaders by Mike Henry. Key quote: “I’ve come to notice some warning signs in my speech. These are words that help me identify when I’m not being a character-based leader. Whenever I use these words, I’m avoiding a character attribute that is valuable to me. For each one, I try to let them trigger me to change my thoughts and my behavior. The 3 Warning Signs are ‘but’, ‘they’, and ‘need’.”

Leadership at Any Level by Chris Westfall. Key quote: “‘I’ve thought this through’ is the mantra of leadership at any level. Your ability to see a situation in terms that others can trust is the first step in moving your team forward.”

Lead well in the week ahead!

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