Reading Behind to Lead Ahead: Week of August 26, 2013

Highlighted below are some leadership blog posts written in the past week. Most of these come from members of the Authentic Leadership Dallas community. Enjoy!

You Are Born to Be Brave – Can You Sustain It? by Jon Mertz. Key quote: “So, if we are born to be brave, we need to understand everyone is imperfect and we need to know what core principles we will live and lead by. Do we need more?”

Friendships at Work: Good or Bad? by Erin Schreyer. Key quote: “In the workplace, though, your priority should be leadership, not friendship. Friendships will naturally form when you’re a great leader, and it’s great to grow into that, but don’t ever, ever forget you’re at work to do a job, and you should give it your best.”

Discover Your Higher Purpose by Tal Shnall. Key quote: “Ever thought about creating a statement of purpose? Your statement of purpose can articulate your vision for your higher self and what you can contribute to your life and the life of others.”

The Perils of Subtle Gender Bias by Kristi Erickson. Key quote: “For both genders, leadership identity begins as a tentative, peripheral aspect of self. People become leaders iteratively. It takes a lot of practice. And the subtle biases present in companies today result in a withering of leadership identity for women before it has a chance to take root and flourish.”

Integrity Matters by Mike Henry. Key quote: “Character-based leadership is about a person, specifically a person doing what’s best for the organization and the people who make up the organization. The leader demonstrates the right things, because of who they are.”

Lead well in the week ahead!