In this Business News Daily article, the co-authors of "Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win" Guy Parsons and Allan Milham discuss two types of leaders: knowers and learners. Learners are better leaders. Find out why.
This article summarizes a lot of really great points about the need to stay grounded as a leader. If you look at all of our great leaders, they stayed true to themselves even in times of chaos. How do you stay true to yourself when the pressures on?
This article takes a stab at defining a universal model of leadership. Warning: might make your brain hurt a bit.
All of the new entrepreneurs out there should read this article on the 7 personality types to blend together to create the perfect leadership team. Of course, as a writer, I also have to create different personality types and throw them into together. When the hero and the heroine are too similar, story lines tend to loose their spark. So what are the personality types that blend together for a good story?
1. The go getter - they keep the plot moving
2. The I'd like to leave now - they create the obstacle
3. The maverick - they do what they want, when they want and they're so fun about it
4. The voice of reason - to keep the reader sane
I'm sure there anyone else have any lovely personality types to mix up with these ones?
I completely agree with this article. There are obviously more attributes a leader should have, but these three are a good start. I would also add that effective leaders should also be able to prioritize well, but not sacrifice long-term goals for short-term gains. What other attributes are key for effective leaders.
I write about power dynamics in relationships, the empowerment of women, and the ethical and moral dilemmas love can create in our lives. This is a space where I meditate on those themes and share them with the word. Who knows, my next novel may start right here...