Effective communication is vital for effective leadership. If leaders cannot communicate well, they likely cannot lead well. Here are 75 words that are often used incorrectly. How many do you use? Fix it.
“Leaders are tempted by power, and its misuse. Pride and ego are great temptations for a leader, and they each manifest themselves in a variety of destructive ways,” writes David Drury in a helpful post on the LifeWay Church leaders blog.
We’ve talked about it before, but it’s always good to be reminded: respect matters in leadership. Those who are led should respect the one who leads them, and those who lead should be worthy of respect. Ron Edmondson writes on respect and leadership—helpful words from him as usual.
Something that leaders often overlook, I think, is the importance of kindness. So many leaders are task-oriented that, when it comes to the tension between getting something done and showing that you care for someone, getting something done almost always wins out. This is a helpful post on simple acts of kindness that I think leaders can employ to care for those they lead.
You’ve been fired. It feels like someone has sucked the air out of your lungs and left you with no where to turn. Getting fired is no fun, and firing people is no fun either. My colleague Selma Wilson writes about how to reset your leadership if you’ve been let go.