Lead Ahead: Week of January 20, 2014

Leadership is many things and, as this past week highlights, leading well is about gratitude, presence, and productivity. How do you stack up against these three elements? Join in the conversation!

The Bucket Filling Leader by Tal Shnall. Key quote: “If you want people to understand that you value their contributions and that they are important, the recognition and praise you provide must have meaning that is specific to each individual.”

Do You Have Leadership Presence? by Tal Shnall for Lead Change. Key quote: “Leadership presence is about earning the right from others to explore a more meaningful and purposeful relationship. Leadership presence is not about you; it’s about others.”

Boosting Productivity: Four Steps by Mike Myatt for Thin Difference. Key quote: “So, what separates the productive from the non-productive? In working with countless executives and entrepreneurs it has been my experience that those professionals who like to cover a lot of ground and consider themselves masters of multi-tasking are not nearly as productive as those who have an ability to focus.”

Lead well in the week ahead!