Leadership Blog Roundup:  Great Posts Worth Reading In One Place

Leadership Blog Roundup is all about highlighting great reads written in the Blogosphere.    With so much great information out there, it is easy for good posts to get lost in the crowd.  Grab a Coffee or Tea and take the next few minutes to catch up on some great reads.  Let’s hope that these posts get you to Dream It!  Do It! And Inspire!

 

“You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind.  You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.” – Zig Ziglar

 

Regrets, I’ve Had a Few (Here are 8) – Mark Sanborn’s Leadership Blog

I particularly enjoyed this article.  Probably because I could relate to every single one of Mark’s 8 regrets, even the bonus one.   Mark shares his 8 business regrets that can even be translated into one’s personal life as well.

Do you have a common regret from this list?

 

HOW TO BUILD TRUST—OR REBUILD IT IF YOU’VE BLOWN IT – Michael Hyatt

Trust is something that needs to be gained and worked for.  Some people give it easily, while others might take years to build it with someone.  What happens when you’ve made a mistake and broken someone’s trust?  Michael writes about the 4 steps you can take to win with customers, employees and even your spouse.

 

Gaining Trust on Day One  – Great Leadership by Dan | Guest Post by Paul Smith

As a leader, whenever you change roles or even companies, you need to build trust and respect with your team.

Or do you?

This post shares some interesting stats on gaining trust with your team from the onset.  I am sure you can guess before reading the stats where the results will lean towards.

 

Talent Matters Even More than People Think – HBR Blog | Contributor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Aptitude vs Attitude, or Talent vs Effort, which one is the greater predictor of success?  There has been much debate on what the right balance should be.  This post does a great job debating the subject using some key statistics.

What do you think?

 

8 Ways To Get People To Like You Immediately – Forbes Magazine | Contributor Travis Bradberry

Travis is the Author of, “Emotional Intelligence 2.0” and cofounder of TalentSmart.

 

I am an Introvert and have very often been told that someone’s first impression of me is VERY different from when they get to know me.  I don’t come out as someone who is very sociable.  It has been something that I have tried to work on especially in social settings.  Cocktail parties are not my forte.  Thus, when someone doesn’t know me, it can be difficult for me to stand out.  That’s why this article was particularly of interest to me.

 

This article attempts to dispel the belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits.  In reality, Travis shows that being likable is under your control, and a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ).

 

Why the Best Leaders Can Be Boring – Leadership & Learning with Kevin Eikenberry

An interesting take on what it takes to be a great leader…being boring.  It compares traits that one would relate to not only someone who is boring, but traits of the best leaders.

Emotionally Stable

Willing to Agree

Consistent

Predictable

Grounded

 

I hope you enjoyed this leadership blog roundup.  Did you recently read a post that you enjoyed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elita Torres

I have over 20 years experience as a leader, first as a General Manager for several Big Box retailers with over 100 employees, then as a district manager overseeing an average of 23 stores. Currently, I am a Sales Director overseeing 4 Districts. My passion for leadership and personal development has led me to share my journey in a Blog. Find out more on http://www.leadgrowdevelop.com/about/