Happy New Year – welcome to a new feature for 2016!
Each week I read a number of leadership articles from various online resources and share them across social media. Here are the five articles readers found most valuable last week. I have added my comment about each article and would like to hear what you think, too.
3 most important words between manager & employee? by Dan McCarthy
What are the most important three words for any relationship between a manager and employee?
No, it’s not “I love you”.
My Comment: Dan uncovers the foundation to accountability, results and team work with just three words.
Good news, mental toughness can be learned by LaRae Quy
As our world becomes more and more complex, mental toughness will become an essential mindset. Building mental toughness is a life-long task, but here is the good news, mental toughness can be learned!
My Comment: LaRae shows us the way to learned mental toughness through four simple tips. These tips will help leaders get results, build confidence and better manage relationships.
Fix the problem – no more band-aids by John Hunter
Successfully shepherding change within an organization is often a challenge. Often times, change management strategies are about how to cope with a toxic culture but don’t explore how to change and manage a toxic culture.
My Comment: In this article, Hunter demonstrates the importance of adaptability within organizational culture and lets us in on the secret to successful change management.
Your checklist for more Effective Meetings by Joel Garfinkle
Keeping meetings, tight, effective and on-track takes discipline. And meetings that waste time also squander energy, productivity, and money.
My Comment: Joel Garfinkle authors a helpful and quick article about how to create and manage more effective meetings that allow you to get results, create accountability and value your people’s time.
This Google Employee has a Brilliant Time Management Strategy by Jeremiah Dillon
Many of us struggle with the ability to effectively manage our time, this Google employee has got the right idea about staying on task and getting things done.
My Comment: In his article, Jeremiah does an excellent job of addressing the “infinite need; finite me” issue while at work; and does it in a way that’s easy to absorb.