Best of 2012: Top 10 Posts From Let's Grow Leaders

As the year draws to a close, one reader suggested I share my thoughts on “best of 2012,” particularly for those readers who may have joined recently.

And so, with deep gratitude for all of your support, I share a few of my favorites in case you missed them.

Best of 2012: 3 Most Popular

Most Viewed, Recognition Power Words: The Phases That Mean the Most

This one was also a lot of fun, because it sparked such an interesting conversation (and debate) on LinkedIn as well. I began with a question to the online community, “What words make the biggest impact when providing recognition?” Recognition is so important to us all, and there are so many important viewpoints on how to approach it.

Runners Up, Humility Matters: 9 Ways Confident Leaders Remain Humble and A Strategic Story About Strategic Storytelling.

Early Favorites

These posts were not official contenders for the best of 2012 because they were written early in the game, mostly to a very small audience. A little rough, but heartfelt.

Felons, Leopards, Spots and Feedback: A Short Story of Missed Opportunity

Stupid Feedback, When Stupid Smarts and What to Do About It

5 Ways Leaders Bust Confidence

I’m Going to Sit Write Down and Write Myself a Letter

Guest Posts and Interviews

Grateful for the Connection and Support from Dan Rockwell, The Most Powerful Thing Experienced Leaders Do (interview with Dan Rockwell on his site, Leadership Freak)

Favorite Guest Post on another site, Leader Athletes: Training Long for the Long Run (Guest Post on Lead Change Group)

Youngest Guest Post on Let’s Grow Leaders, Leadership from a Kid’s Point of View: Lucky or Skillful (Sebastian Hurt, Age 7)

What was your favorite post of 2012?

Best of 2012: Top 10 Posts From Let’s Grow Leaders

As the year draws to a close, one reader suggested I share my thoughts on “best of 2012,” particularly for those readers who may have joined recently.

And so, with deep gratitude for all of your support, I share a few of my favorites in case you missed them.

Best of 2012: 3 Most Popular

Most Viewed, Recognition Power Words: The Phases That Mean the Most

This one was also a lot of fun, because it sparked such an interesting conversation (and debate) on LinkedIn as well. I began with a question to the online community, “What words make the biggest impact when providing recognition?” Recognition is so important to us all, and there are so many important viewpoints on how to approach it.

Runners Up, Humility Matters: 9 Ways Confident Leaders Remain Humble and A Strategic Story About Strategic Storytelling.

Early Favorites

These posts were not official contenders for the best of 2012 because they were written early in the game, mostly to a very small audience. A little rough, but heartfelt.

Felons, Leopards, Spots and Feedback: A Short Story of Missed Opportunity

Stupid Feedback, When Stupid Smarts and What to Do About It

5 Ways Leaders Bust Confidence

I’m Going to Sit Write Down and Write Myself a Letter

Guest Posts and Interviews

Grateful for the Connection and Support from Dan Rockwell, The Most Powerful Thing Experienced Leaders Do (interview with Dan Rockwell on his site, Leadership Freak)

Favorite Guest Post on another site, Leader Athletes: Training Long for the Long Run (Guest Post on Lead Change Group)

Youngest Guest Post on Let’s Grow Leaders, Leadership from a Kid’s Point of View: Lucky or Skillful (Sebastian Hurt, Age 7)

What was your favorite post of 2012?