Jan 2, 2012

Best of 2011 Leadership

When you think of a person who is in a leadership position, who comes to mind? Perhaps your manager at work, the company CEO, or the senior pastor of your congregation. Certainly, leaders at top levels of management have unique challenges. They are charged with having a focused vision for the entire organization, managing effectively, and producing results.

Leadership lessons are not just for top leaders, however. We can all be leaders in our job, within our families and communities. No matter what your job title, you can live out your calling with integrity, setting an example for others to follow.

The following list includes some of our most popular articles on leadership for the past year. Which of these, or our other leadership articles, have you found useful? Leave a comment below.

 

Best of 2011 Articles on Leadership

Lessons from Elite Leaders: Limits, Accountability, and Marriage

by Christine A. Scheller

In this eight part series Laity Leadership Institute Senior Fellow D. Michael Lindsay shares insights from his PLATINUM Study on elite leaders. Ambition, being accountable to peers, and getting married don't seem like the keys to career success. But these are three surprising longevity factors that he discovered in his research.
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The Most Powerful Management Trick

by Bradley J. Moore

It’s the oldest story in the business book: Superstar worker gets promoted to manager. He has no people skills, whatsoever. No one ever explains what the leader’s role is supposed to look like. And, voila! Not only do you lose a star performer, but you gain a bad manager.
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Disappointed (Audio)

by Howard E. Butt, Jr.

It made no sense. Jim had worked at the company longer. He worked hard. And another guy gets promoted! What a blow. Jim gave himself time to stew . . . and, yes, he indulged in self-pity. Then he consulted a wise friend.
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How Do You Define Leadership? (Video)

by Tod Bolsinger

Tod Bolsinger recently spoke with us about the challenges of leadership. As part of our discussion, he offered this wonderfully simple definition: "Leadership is equipping people to grow, so that they can face their problems." He is one of the many voices you'll be hearing in our new video series "60 Seconds to Significance."
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Allan Josephson: Integrating Faith & Psychiatry

by Christine A. Scheller

In this seven part series Laity Leadership Institute Senior Fellow Allan Josephson, M.D. sheds light on how faith and psychiatry offer complimentary insights into the human condition and can help us to lead healthier and more satisfying lives.
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Failing Well (Audio)

by Howard E. Butt, Jr.

Bill’s team did everything right . . . and still lost the account. It wasn’t fair. Adding insult to injury, back at the office, Bill’s boss let him have it. Bill almost gave it right back. But he kept his head. He took the rebuke, took responsibility, and went back to work.
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The High Calling of Journalism: A Candid Interview with Philip Yancey

by Christine A. Scheller

Philip Yancey is the author of 20 books that have sold more than 15 million copies in 35 languages. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado, but travels internationally in search of compelling faith stories. The High Calling interviewed him about his vocational calling and his latest book, What Good Is God?
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