I read many leadership-related articles, blogs, magazines and books. I also listen to leadership-related podcasts and television shows. If I find something interesting and I think it would be of value to you, I will mention it here.
On the “Leadership Articles Reviews” page you will see a link to the post that I created about the article. Each post will usually contain my summary of the article, or at least my favourite quote. Sometimes, however, I will include some deeper analysis of leadership aspects. What you will NOT find, however, is the transcript of the article; rather, I want to “whet your appetite” and get you reading the original article on the original site – there is a link to follow at the top of every post.
Please feel free to comment on any of the articles – let’s discuss leadership!
(Thank you to listener / reader Matt for bringing this article to my attention) Many leadership articles discuss the differences of “leaders” versus “managers”; this article argues that the focus should instead be on charity versus selfishness. Over the course of the...read more
As a leader, you should care about your followers - what does that look like, and how do you implement it? What I like about this article is that it provides three key areas that you should look at when interacting with your followers - empathy, kindness, and...read more
"‘Game of Thrones’ Leadership Lessons for the Office" by Robin Kawakami at the Wall Street Journal on 4 May 2015 Every once in a while I come across an article that makes me go “wow!” In this case, it was an article about Game of Thrones (GoT), which is a series of...read more
Another article that points to the deficiencies in modern leadership training, but with a simultaneous call to action to focus on four aspects of leadership: Self-awareness Emotional self-mastery A personal stake in self-development Recruit potential leaders who are...read more
An article that states that, given an option, leaders should ask for forgiveness instead of permission. This is especially true for people who are stepping up from a follower role into a leadership role. This is a fundamental mindset shift that new leaders need to...read more
This article highlights the extent of the damage that can be done by an abusive leader, but perhaps the most troubling aspect is that the team can become abusive to one another. Even if you're not an abusive leader, you may need to repair the damage if you're coming...read more
Are you the boss that you would want to have for yourself? This is the fundamental question that this article, an extract from the author's book 'Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage and Career', asks. In order to answer the question, you need to look at three...read more
The day that you bring someone new into your team is a critical time - you want to set them up for success (otherwise, why bring them in...) You want the new person to be excited about the process, not dreading coming to work or the new non-profit cause. As a...read more
An article that provides an interesting twist on the concept of "Management By Walking Around (MBWA)". The author highlights that this is the wrong approach because it places the responsibility on the leader to try to observe what is going wrong or what could be...read more
"How to Give Your Boss Bad News and Keep Your Credibility" by Karin Hurt at Seapoint Centre for Collaborative Leadership on 14 April 2014 This article is perfectly aligned for middle managers on how to give your boss bad news. You have people reporting to you - you...read more
A good news article that bad news can actually be good news... As leaders, it can be tough to deal with bad news. Most of your followers will love to give you good news, but might cringe at the thought of delivering bad news (fear of "shooting the messenger", don't...read more
A short article that highlights three (sometimes) overlooked aspects of leadership: empathy, active listening, and being open-minded. Empathy - placing yourself in your followers' shoes Active Listening - make sure that you fully understand what your followers are...read more
Leadership Experts Worry About Process, Leaders Worry About Results by Rob Asghar at Forbes on 24 November 2014. I admit it - I read the first two paragraphs of the article and immediately started thinking that the author got it all wrong. These paragraphs infer that...read more
Leadership Role Models for Our Children by Dr. Robert Tornambe at Huffington Post on 10 December 2014. An article to highlight that leadership can be found everywhere, not just in the (social) media. To offer some context, the author was asked by his child's school to...read more
Non-sexy type of leadership that really matters by Robert Hooijberg, Dan Denison, John Antonakis & Nancy Lane at The Jakarta Post on 29 November 2014. This article highlights that although the concepts of "transformational leadership" and "transactional leadership"...read more
"Why Speakers Need A Leadership Voice" by Nick Morgan at Forbes on 2 December 2014 In order to lead, you need to be able to find your authentic leadership voice. I've previously discussed an article on what has been found to be a more effective leadership voice in the...read more
Leadership Advice for Women: The Mistakes We Make by Jody Michael at Huffington Post on 9 July 2014. This article provides some common mistakes that women make in the pursuit of a career, as observed by a female. The author started out emulating her male peers, but...read more
Quit Using Your Personality as an Excuse for Behaving Badly by Randy Conley at Leading With Trust on 21 September 2014. Every leader is different; every leader has their own personality. Some leaders are comfortable in some areas, others could find the same situation...read more
"5 Ways To Boost Your Leadership Impact From Afar" by Jeff Boss at Forbes on 16 September 2014 Leadership in large organizations can be difficult if the team members are in different locations. This is especially true if the locations are around the world! This...read more
Relationships, leadership, pay most important to enjoyable job by Canadian HR Reporter at hrreporter.com on 12 September 2014. Although there are no leadership tips in this article, there some leadership aspects that make for an interesting discussion. I have to note...read more