23 Great Thoughts on Leadership Development: A Frontline Festival

September 20, 2013 — 7 Comments

frontlinefestival 300x300 300x300 23 Great Thoughts on Leadership Development:  A Frontline FestivalI’m delighted to present the September edition of the Frontline Festival.  This month’s focus:  Leadership Development.  I encourage you to read the insights and share your perspectives. Namaste.

Leadership Development

Jon Mertz of Thin Difference offers, You Are Born to Be Brave: How Do You Sustain It?  “To be an effective leader, we need to understand where our bravery comes from and what empowers it so that we can lead with purpose and solve problems with the right actions.”  Amen.

Julie Winkle Giuliani of juliewinklegiulani.com  shares Everything I Needed to Know About Leadership, I Learned… When My Kids Entered Kindergarten.  So great that we get to relive these important lessons with our kids.  I must say, I’m learning a lot from second grade and freshman year in college too.

Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak shares his post How Peter Drucker Mentored.  The best point:   “Accountability requires a volunteer.”

Jesse Lynn Stoner, Seapoint Center,  shares The Space Between Closely Supervising and Delegating.  She shares practical advice for leading in the space between closely supervising that can be too much, and delegating which can be too little.  Fantastic read for frontline leaders.

Dan McCarthy, of Great Leadership shares his recent post 10 Succession Planning Best Practices.  For a practical guide to implementing leadership development and succession planning programs check out his ebook as well.

David M. Dye of Trail Blaze brings us 18 Truths You Really Can’t Avoid if You Want to Stay Relevant, Effective, and Connected   Leaders who avoid landing in the dust-bin of history do one thing consistently: they learn. David provides 18 principles that will help you both learn and grow as a leader as well as ensure your team remains relevant no matter what happens.

Lolly Daskal of Lead From Within brings us The Wisdom of Insecurities   As leaders, when we are honest about our insecurities we become vulnerable in our state of development.  Attention to our own experiences can provide insights into the ways we can grow.

Matt McWilliams of  MattMcWilliams.com shares You Are Not a Natural Leader  “There is no such thing as a natural leader. Great leaders are great by choice.”  So, agree.  Leadership is never handled.

Pete Friedes brings his Lead Change Group post, 16 beliefs held by effective people managers.  Your personal beliefs can enhance or limit your effectiveness as a manager. Here’s a checklist. How are you doing?

Chery Gegelman of Simply Understanding shares  What’s Outside Your Comfort Zone  I love her list of small ways we can begin pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones.

Dan Forbes of Lead With Giants shares an important post about developing your leadership authenticity.  5 Words that Changed the US Army and Leadership

Leaders, leaders everywhere every day  Leaders cross our paths every day, many of whom go unnoticed.  This post by Robyn McLeod of Chatsworth Consulting Group shares what to look for – the traits and ways of being – to find the leaders in your midst who are having a positive impact on your employees and your organization.

Joan Kofodimos of Teleos Consulting shares How Hardship Creates Leaders  So many young leaders aspire to an unbroken chain of “successes.” But it’s actually hardship that more powerfully builds wisdom in leaders. What does hardship teach leaders, and how can you best survive and thrive as a leader when these hardships inevitably occur?

Blair Glaser of Blair Glaser wins the award for best title, Three and a half Words That Will Make You an Exceptional Lover and Leader.

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Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group, LLC share their art, Shopping for Leadership Development (right)

Kate Nasser of katenasser.com brings us Leadership People Skills:  5 Essentials to Spark Team Agility   My favorite, “untie the nots.”

Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership shares Becoming a Great Leader is Up to You.  If you want to become a great leader, you have to take responsibility for your own development.

John Hunter, of Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog, shares  Practical Ways to Respect People  Leading people effectively requires more than authority.  Change has to start from the top.  You need to understand people (and organizations as systems) in order to take effective action as a leader.

Leigh Steere shares her clever Lead Change Group post, 10 management lessons from Harry Potter  Need a break from your diet of business books? Consider some management wisdom from Albus Dumbledore and the Potter cast of characters.

Frank Sonnenberg of Frank Sonnenberg Online shares, Attention Leaders We Need to Talk.  For more about Frank, read Lolly Daskal’s interview with Frank in the Huffington Post

New to the Frontline Festival

Kimunya Mugo of Lead By Choice shares his powerful experience of personal growth in his post, Rise Up Titans.  My favorite point, “leadership is complementary, not competitive.”

Jarie Bolander of  enduranceleader.com shares  4 Proven Methods to Encourage Others to Step Up and Lead.  My personal favorite #3, “Ask others to encourage them.”

Chantal Bechervaise of Take it Personel-ly shares her post Seek Criticism in Order to Improve Yourself.  I love her examples of practical questions to ask if you really want constructive feedback.

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7 responses to 23 Great Thoughts on Leadership Development: A Frontline Festival

  1. I look forward to this every month. Thanks for being the funnel which provides so much amazing content all in one post. I appreciate you, Karin!

  2. Thanks so much, Dave. It’s always fun to put together, and I welcome all submissions. Next month is values and vision.

  3. Karin, what a delight to have a mention on your wonderful blog. Thank you for helping me grow, and for sharing on my experiences.

  4. Love this collection! Thanks for coordinating this and gathering so many great ideas.

  5. Effective article I got from here! I was looking about this issue for long time and finally I got from here which will be very effective to know about leadership development as well. Thanks

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