The Six Top Performers
Service is as simple as a cup of water. That’s what Leadership Freak is all about. Occasionally, a post seems to connect deeply with my audience. Here are the top six posts from 2015. (Based on views.)
#1. The Complete List of Toxic Behaviors that Poison Teams (July 21)
Toxic: Assume silence is agreement.
Healthy: Evaluate everything your team does by the reason for it’s existence.
#2. Solution Saturday: 10 Ways to Shorten Long Meetings (May 9)
Ask people for their conclusion when they start speaking. (Especially if they are long-winded)
Limit the number of participants to five or six at most.
#3. Six Core Skills of Leaders who Develop Talent (Feb. 11)
Talent development is the best development.
Stay focused on results while building relationships.
#4. Seven Things Successful Leaders Ignore (Sept. 6)
Your leadership is doomed if you pay attention to everything. Urgency and priority may be separate issues.
Pay attention to patterns, not isolated incidents.
#5. 15 Ways to Tell if Someone is Arrogant or Humble (Aug. 28)
Arrogance negotiates honesty based on what’s best for itself.
Arrogant leaders focus on your responsibility to them. Humble leaders focus on responsibility to others.
#6. How to Hold People Accountable Without Using Authority (Aug. 6 )
Don’t demand what must be given. True accountability is self-imposed.
The uncommitted can be coerced but they don’t feel accountable.
The above list favors posts that have been published longer. For example, an article posted on December 20, 2015 would not make the list. Here, in the spirit of fairness, is the top post from the last quarter of 2015:
The Complete List of Extraordinary Leadership Qualities – Plus One (Dec. 3)
Extraordinary leadership is about who you are.
All the skill in the world won’t compensate for a stingy heart.
Which Leadership Freak post(s) or ideas resonate with you?
What are the components of an effective/useful blog post?
Thank you for the opportunity to serve.
What are the components of an effective/useful blog post?
Relevance to audience
Uniqueness of content, view, etc.
Share ability – are people sharing?
Topic of interest
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Thanks Christopher. I think relevance connects to making something better.
I will check out the click to tweet pulgins. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Oh. Didn’t know that. Something to file away for when you migrate to self-hosted…. 🙂
Thank you , Dan for sharing Top 6 posts from 2015.. It will be really useful for new joiner ( like me ) to your blog.. Your words are really engaging and out of shear experience.. Keep it up..
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and successful new year 2016..
Thanks Piyush. Welcome to the Leadership Freak tribe and thank you for your first comment. Please feel free to come back soon.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year 2016.
All the posts are equally powerful Dan. I always believe in creating accountability. In absence of this, many problems sprout. This has great impact on workplace relationships. Rest others could be sub segment of it. Ideas about meeting and its member is really powerful. Creating processes in the system and strong execution can cure most of the precarious issues.
Your blog is really effective. This is one reason, I am sharing my views for the past 06 years. This association tells lot about your concern and posts.
An effective blogs connects people, dig out their potentials, directs them, encourage them, initiate them and create impact on people and surroundings. Your blog has done it successfully.
Thanks Dr. Gupta. Happy New Year!
I’m thankful for your long-time participation in Leadership Freak. You often mention something that catches my attention. Today, the idea of connecting people stands out. I really enjoy how people share their ideas with others.
Wishing you a very happy new year to you and your family !!!!!!!!
Every blog till date you have posted really help me in arranging my priorities and helped me a lot in prioritization of accountability with set goals either short term or long term.
“Six Core Skills of Leaders who Develop Talent ” one of my favourite
Thanks Crazy. Happy New Year!
“Six Core Skills …” was a real surprise to me. I’m so glad it has done well.
It’s a pleasure to be of service.
I had over 50 posts from the last year saved in a folder I frequently reference – I don’t know that I can pinpoint a favorite however “How To Let Yourself Be Angry” is one that jumped out right away. Like Vinay, I also saved “Six Core Skills of leaders who Develop Talent”.
What makes for a good post? Anything written by you in the style you write it. I love how candid, succint and relevant you are. It definitely feels like you are in the trenches with us! As you know, leadership can be lonely; knowing you’re here with us makes it less so.
I also love the takeaways I get out of my favorite posts: an idea to think over; a best practice to implement or a question to ask myself or a teammate.
Most of all I respect and admire your humility and willingness to be courageous.
All the best,
My friend Alf, your comment is such an encouragement to me.
Your use of the term “trenches” is important. We are in the trenches. It’s a great place to be and even better that we are in them together.
You might like to know that the video conference you did with one of my clients is still a topic of conversation. 🙂
Thanks Dan for collecting some of the best postings of the year. In fact I am an avid reader of all your posts and have stored them in separate folder for reference. What is bothering today’s business is lack of clarity , inability to communicate with atricluation etc; among the younger lot. I am sure you would like to dig out a posting on this.
I am also regular in posting comments.
HERE IS WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY AND FRUITFUL NEW YEAR,.