Reading Behind to Lead Ahead: Week of October 14, 2013

An interesting leadership mix this past week. The posts offer a challenge. How do we lead anew? How do we lead when we don’t have the title of leader? How can we learn from tough situations? How can we always lead with respect? Some solid questions to answer as we continue to develop as leaders.

Enjoy this leadership blend!

Leading a Significant Life by Tal Shnall for Lead Change. Key quote: “Each one of us, is longing for a better future. We want to make a difference. We want to leave the world a better place. We can start the journey by asking ourselvesĀ – Do we live a life of significance by adding value to others so that we leave a memorable legacy?”

Four Ways to Lead from the Middle by Krista Kotrla and Tal Shnall. Key quote: “Lead with questions, so that you can gain a deeper understanding and begin articulating with clarity for others. Why? Because leading from the middle is all about your ability to have a positive influence on the people around you.”

Three Ways You Know You Are in a Critical Experience by by Betsy Winkler. Key quote: “Once you have completed a particularly difficult assignment, you can look back on it and recognize with much greater clarity all the things you have learned from it. While you are in the middle of it, you often do not realize the myriad benefits taking place in the moment.”

A New Level of Leadership Thinking by Mike Henry with Lead Change. Key quote: “I wonder how much of our current leadership model needs a mental overhaul. Do we have leaders who seem committed to ‘if you win, I must lose’ thinking?”

The Role of Self-Esteem in Respect and Leadership by Jon Mertz. Key quote: “Respect is core to relationships. It should drive esteem in ourselves and in others. Respect translates to trust… With solid respect and engaging trust, leaders lead with greater meaning and results.”

Lead well in the week ahead!