I started the Leadership Thoughts blog a little over a year ago. At times it’s been a challenge: What do I write about? Will any one read my blog posts? Do people like what I say about leadership development?
Twelve months on and I have answers to those questions.
Leadership Thoughts has a rapidly growing readership. And I have a better idea where to take things this year thanks to those who completed the reader survey.
Consequently, I will focus on developing leadership skills and leading teams this year. I want to recognise in my writing that leadership is impossible when we forget the person.
I lead a brilliant team — I have said this before and will continue saying it — and my job is to inspire them and help them use their talents and strengths every day. Without them I cannot deliver results.
When we forget the person we lose sight of our job: achieving corporate goals. So I aim to present the team perspective. I will remind leaders that they are a part of the team. Sometimes that means the boss. At other times it means hunkering-down and getting your hands dirty.
While I prepare to write about leadership skills, leadership development and teams, which is taking much longer than I had hoped, I’m going to take the opportunity to name my top 10 leadership blog posts from 2013. I urge you to read them and share your thoughts about leadership development.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank you, the readers of Leadership Thoughts, for contributing to my learning and encouraging me during times of personal difficulty.
Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013
Last year my top 10 leadership blog posts covered many leadership skills including project management and organisational change.
- Successful Change Management —Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model
- How to Use RAG Status Ratings to Track Project Performance
- 10 Signs of Micromanagement — Strategies for Dealing With Micromanagers
- 4 Types of Projects — Which Kind Are You Leading?
- Why Project Management Is Different to Operations Management
- 5 Tips for Handling Aggressive People at Work
- How to Write a Project Plan
- The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring
- How to Make a Stakeholder Map
- Definition of Leadership
What is you favourite leadership post from 2013?
What would you like to read more about this year?
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