This week I wrote posts on a variety of subjects related to leadership. The posts were on the following topics: dedication, the power of choices, top posts from other bloggers, and leadership choices that build up and tear down walls. The first few paragraphs from each post is shown below. I hope you enjoy!
In leadership, there are many things competing for your time. As a leader, it is a challenge to effectively identify what is worth your time and what is not. It is important to give your full effort to the things you decide to do. It is better to be dedicated to a few things to be able to give your full effort, than to not be dedicated and give a mediocre effort to many things.
The more dedicated you are to something, the more time you will devote to it. Although you can’t always decide where you spend your time due to various responsibilities, it is important to know when to delegate and when do it yourself. By effectively delegating, you give yourself more time to be dedicated to what is most important to you. More…
Everyday brings new choices and challenges. As a leader, you have to choose what to eat, what to wear, what to spend your time on, what projects to work on, etc. There are many choices that we have to make everyday. Some of the choices are hard and some are easy. As a leader, it is important to make good choices. There are three important aspects of choices that you must consider.
Your choices as the leader
As a leader, you make choices all the time. Your followers look up to you because your choices set the example. As you make your choices, you must be sure to make good choices. You must be able to prioritize between the good, better, and best choices. More…
The calling/responsibility of leadership is an important responsibility. You must take it seriously because what you do as a leader each day has a major impact on where you end up long term. The posts below are great posts because they help you to understand how to be a better leader.
Great Leaders Develops Both Themselves And Those They Lead By Beth Miller
Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to be a leader in your company. But don’t think you can sit back and relax from now on because great leaders understand that they must always be developing themselves and their employees.
Leaders lead others, but sometimes they don’t realize that the best leaders never stop improving themselves; they are passionate about learning and teaching, and their passion spreads to those who work around them. More…
Today, I read a very interesting article about GM, GM’s Chief Labors to Get Rebuilt Car Maker Into Gear, by Sharon Terlep. She talked about the new challenges CEO Dan Ackerson has been facing as the new CEO of General Motors Corporation. After taking over as CEO, he traveled to the various locations within the company to get to know the operations of the company. He worked very hard to know how and why things operated the way they did.
As he went to the different areas of the company, he found that each area had their own competitive advantages and disadvantages compared to the other areas. Each area had their own trade secrets they were not willing to share. There was a high level of competition between areas. Many of these areas had to work together in some form or another, but they acted like their own separate company. Rather than work together for the good of the company, they worked for the benefit of their specific department, group, or area. More…
I learned a lot about leadership this week as I wrote these posts. I have also learned a lot from the comments here on the blog and those posted on LinkedIn in response to my posts. One valuable lesson I am learning the more I post is that if I imply a detail but don’t specifically state it, someone will question me about it. It is so important to explain as many details as you can when you lead through what you say and write. You can’t fully explain everything in every case, but you need to know that people will pick up on what you don’t say and have questions on those things.
I want your feedback. What did you learn from this week’s posts that will help you to be a better leader? What do you think I could do to make the posts better? Also, what subjects that have been do you think I should write about in the future that either I haven’t talked about yet or I should talk more about? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below! Thanks in advance for your insight!