Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending June 7, 2013
Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week.
I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm.
It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think.
I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts.
Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:
Coach Talk: Learn From Every Conversation
If you want to be a great leader, you need to learn from everyone. To develop that “Learning Approach” to interacting with others, value other people’s experience and input and try to glean lessons from every conversation. Every time people communicate with you, they’re conveying information, sharing an experience or an emotion, arguing a point, giving or receiving feedback, or expressing support or interest. Once you identify the purpose of every conversation, you can tailor your response accordingly.
Jonathan Raymond, EMyth
The Small Business Manifesto
Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking
According to psychologists, most people have a greater fear of public speaking than of death. As someone who trains speakers professionally, I can attest this is true.
Phil Jackson and Tribal Leadership
This was an amazing week for the Tribal Leadership tribe. On Saturday, one of my Executive MBA students emailed a New York Times article about Phil Jackson’s new book, Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. TheTimes said: “[Phil Jackson] assesses his teams based on a weirdly schematic model borrowed from a book called ‘Tribal Leadership.’ During the 2008-9 season,’ he writes, ‘the Lakers needed to shift from a Stage 3 team to a Stage 4 in order to win.’”
Wow! And we had to wait until Wednesday for the book to launch.
The 5000th post
The Transformational Leadership Strategist
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