A Weekend Update: 7/26 TO 7/30

I was just looking at this years lineup for the Global Leadership Summit. The firepower of the presenters is off the charts. For example, Malcom Gladwell is speaking on The Urgency of the Leader.

Other speakers include; General Stanley McChrystal, Dr. Henry Cloud, Craig Groeschel, and one of my favorites, Dr. Francesca Gino.

Added bonus! The fee is completely reasonable.

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A weekend update:

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Weekend update

Monday 7/26:

IF MOST LEADERS ARE AVERAGE, WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT YOU AND YOUR TEAM

Picture of a leader with clown face. "Leaders who need to feel superior to their teams end up with inferior teams."

If most managers are average, you probably aren’t the exception. What’s your self-assesment compared to the following list?

How do you stack up against Google’s top 10 manager behaviors

Tuesday 7/27:

HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE VITALITY OF BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF

Picture of happy white flowers. "Vitality is the result of being true to yourself."

The only way to be true to yourself is to clearly know and actively live your values.

The trajectory of effective decision-making is more about values than lists of pros and cons.

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy Disney

Read more…

Wednesday 7/28:

THE QUICK PATH FROM NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE EMOTION FOR LEADERS AND TEAMS

Action creates emotion.

“It’s interesting how doing something can make us feel better,” I said. “We can feel our way into action, or we can act our way into feelings.” Her eyes went bright.

“I notice when I feel blue, if I take a walk, I feel better,” she said.

Do you feel your way into action or act your way into feeling? Read more

Thursday 7/29:

7 WAYS TO BE A HAPPY LEADER TODAY

Picture of bees climbing on each other. "Busyness isn't happiness."

Meaning gives roots to the pursuit of happiness. So, what is meaning?

Meaning is, “… using your signature strengths in the service of something larger than you are.” Martin Seligman

Put simply, meaning includes contributing. Tom Rath says we should move beyond “You are what you do” to “You are how you help.” Life’s ultimate question is “How do you contribute?”

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Read 7 ways to be a happy leader today…

Friday 7/30:

What’s More Important to Success than Leadership Skills

Hitler was an exceptional communicator.

Skills are the simplest component of successful leadership.

Of all the areas leaders neglect, relationship-building is the easiest.

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” Anonymous

Read more…

Warning: Weekend Updates may exceed 300 words!