Leaders Need Influence to Be a 2-Way Street
by Roger Schwarz, Harvard Business Review, August 24, 2016
Most leadership ideologies seem to focus on how leaders can influence others without spending enough time on the right ways to be influenced themselves. “Unless you are genuinely open to being influenced by others, any leadership approach you use that relies on your team’s collective knowledge is likely to fail,” Roger Schwarz writes.
3 Keys to Preparing Employees for Leadership Roles
by Thuy Sindell, Chief Executive, August 11, 2016
Technology and personal connections are both needed for leaders hoping to develop the next generation, Thuy Sindell writes. Such leadership development must be available to all employees, not just executives.
How Passions and Personality Define Leadership
by Alaina Love, SmartBrief, August 22, 2016
Passion archetypes include identifiers such as connector, healer, teacher and altruist. Alaina Love describes why these archetypes matter for leaders who hope to stay ahead of change in the coming decade.
7 Ways to Become a More Humble Leader
by Dr. N. Karl Haden & Rob Jenkins, 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders Blog, August 25, 2016
Humility is often said to be the most elusive of virtues — the moment you think you have acquired it, you’ve lost it. While there’s some truth to that statement, it also is true that humility, like any other virtue, can be developed over time, through practice and attention. Dr. N. Karl Haden and Rob Jenkins discuss a list of exercises you can practice to increase humility as a leader.
How to Prepare Yourself for Future Leadership Roles
by Kerri-Ann Santaguida, The Globe and Mail, August 23, 2016
By developing an individualized career plan and following through with it, you’ll be better prepared to move into leadership positions in the future, writes Kerri-Ann Santaguida. Make sure your long-term goals are complemented by short-term objectives to allow you to take advantage of opportunities that may arise.
4 Ways to Help Millennials Become Good Leaders
by Dan Negroni, Great Leadership, August 25, 2016
Millennials need mentors to help prepare them for leadership roles, writes Dan Negroni, who offers four tactics to guide employees along the leadership path.