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!
What Is Authentic Leadership? by Kevin Kruse at Forbes on 12 May 13. The author provides four character traits of authentic leaders: Authentic leaders are self-aware and genuine. Authentic leaders are mission driven and focused on results. Authentic leaders lead with...read more
Leadership through the eyes of a teenager by A.J. Oosthuizen at News 24 on 9 May 2013. An open letter from a teenager to the current leadership in South Africa. My favourite quote from the article: "I believe that these four pillars, Harmony, Truth, Faith and Hope,...read more
Collaboration and cultural awareness essential in next generation of leaders by Richard Boggis-Rolfe at the The Guardian on 8 May 2013. An article that looks at handing over the leadership reigns to the next generations with a focus on collaboration and cultural...read more
Leadership Is A Relational Skill by Scott Edinger at Forbes on 6 May 13. The author provides seven steps to improve your ability to relate to others: Express genuine care and concern Establish high standards Bring in the perspective of others Share relevant...read more
"More on leadership" by Donald Myers at Hernando Today on 4 May 13. Some companies try to attach a metric to leadership (i.e., dollars spent on leadership training) - false metric. Author believes in management by walking around, and that "...developing leaders...read more
Vineet Nayar on 13 leadership ideas that will transform your life by Vineet Nayar at The Economic Times on 3 May 2013. Actually , there are only nine leadership ideas that will transform your life - the author wants people to write in and add four more. He sees...read more
Leadership Is More than Interpersonal Skills by Terri Griffith at Bloomberg on 3 May 2013. I like this article’s ‘factoid’ that there are 89,000 books on leadership at Amazon.com. The author believes that leaders need to develop their interpersonal skills, but...read more
Leadership isn’t a job, it’s a state of mind by Leah Eichler at Globe & Mail on 3 May 2013. An article that seeks to define leadership. The author states, "…leadership is a way of thinking, rather than a job description…leadership means knowing your own values...read more
Restoring Faith in Leadership by Lynda Gratton at Forbes on 2 May 2013. Why some business school students lack trust in the leadership of large corporations. Main issues surrounded the lack of decision-making transparency, inadequate engagement of stakeholders (ethics...read more
Warren Buffett is bullish ... on women by Warren Buffett at CNN on 2 May 2013. Leaders (especially male leaders) should be focusing on helping all people meet their potential, not just men. As a father to my daughter, I have to make sure that I don't accidentally...read more
Article Review | Summer Institute for Future Legislators: UBC to run Canada’s first political bootcamp
Summer Institute for Future Legislators: UBC to run Canada’s first political bootcamp by Sarah Boesveld at national post.com on 1 May 2013. The political bootcamp is a non-partisan program created by UBC’s Center for Study of Democratic Institutions. Includes former...read more
A Global Leader's Perspective On CEO Leadership by Kevin Cashman at Forbes on 18 April 2013. The focus of this article is on the interconnection of management and leadership in global business. First in a two part series of the author's interview with Dr. Daniel...read more
Personalized leadership key for keeping globally distributed teams on task by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at Phys.org on 29 April 2013. Ravi S. Gajendran states: "...In other words, leadership needs to be uniquely tailored to the team members rather...read more
Servant leadership: A path to high performance by Edward D. Hess at The Washington Post on 28 April 2013. Author is a professor of business administration in Virginia - finding based on his research of many corporations. Lead by example Create a people-centric...read more
Paradoxes of leadership by Jennifer Ledet at Daily Comet on 27 April 2013. The author offers eight paradoxes of leadership: Confident but humble Tell but also ask One of the guys but stand apart from the team Decide but also build consensus Stable but dynamic Know...read more
Collective leadership key to environmental success by Carmela Fragomeni at the spec.com on 25 April 2013. The article focuses on how to work together to solve a common issue: Multi-sector representation Define both the problem and the strategy Create a compelling...read more
Leadership in Startups by Eric Basu at Forbes on 25 April 2013. The author re-states Adm. William H. McRaven's belief that officers should hold themselves to a higher standard. Does this apply outside of the military - should all leaders hold themselves to a higher...read more
For many voters, decision comes down to leadership by Terry Donnelly and Jeremy Allingham at CBC News on 24 April 2013. People are looking for political leaders with qualities such as integrity and charisma. Differences between Christy Clark (LIB) and Adrian Dix...read more
The Iron Lady's Three Leadership Lessons by Geoff Loftus at Forbes on 24 April 2013. The author provides his assessment of Margaret Thatcher (AKA "The Iron Lady") and her leadership style. These points include: stay true to your belief communicate play well with...read more
Suggestive Leadership: A Civic View by Wassim Israwi at huffingtonpost.com on 23 April 2013. Can someone be a leader because we think (s)he is one? The article gives examples of how circumstances have helped portray some people (e.g., Jack Welsh, Bill Gates, and...read more