As a leader, you probably have many leadership responsibilities. This week has been one of those weeks for me and it has been a challenging week to keep up on blogging. Because my time was so limited, I just decided to highlight some of the posts that I really enjoyed without taking the time to post my thoughts on each post.
Some of the posts that I am highlighting in this weeks top 5 leadership blog posts were about leadership relationships. As a leader, it is very important to work to maintain good relationships with those you lead. The relationships you make as a leader are very important because leaderships are, in many cases, far more important than the actual work you do.
I hope you enjoy my favorite posts from this week!
It’s been said so many times, but it’s worth repeating, “Good leadership is more than getting tasks accomplished.” Quality leadership develops people. It builds people up, inspires confidence and makes a genuine, positive difference in everything it touches. One thing that leadership MUST do is influence, maintain and perpetuate culture.
Often times leaders get so focused on WHAT to do that HOW to do things becomes open for interpretation. Don’t misunderstand what I mean by this. It isn’t a license or call to micro-manage people or bureaucratically babysit them. It is a delicate balance – a dance if you will. People need their autonomy and enough freedom for the individuality to shine through. The line needs to be drawn where the desired expression of individuality begins to erode the desired culture and THAT is where cultural leadership must be effective. [Read more…] about This Week’s Top 5 Leadership Blog Posts – 6/22/2012