VIDEO OF THE MONTH: "Tom Brady on the Importance of Leadership - Earn It"
Football legend Tom Brady shares
his uneasy experience when he was a young team player and how he earned his place as team leader.
"I didn't have an easy experience. I didn't come in as a top-rated recruit. I didn't come in with the opportunity to play right away. I had to earn it."
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ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: "11 Leadership Lessons Learned" by Kate Farley from www.beleaderly.com
Here are 11 lessons I learned about leadership - mostly from much-admired colleagues and just a little experience.
1. Talk less, listen more.
People will pay attention to what you have to say just because of your position. The leader's job is to pay attention to what other people say, especially those who think their views don't count. Show you're listening by acting on what people tell you, and gain their trust by giving them credit.
2. Don't step in with solutions too quickly. No one learns anything new if they keep doing what they already know how to do and don't allow others to try. Anyway, they may find a different or better way, and if not...mistakes are valuable too.
3. Be authentic,
passionate, even emotional about what you believe in. Share your vision and live your values. The personal is more engaging, even more inspiring, than the process.