My summer has been a bit wonky with an unexpected twist of fate or two, so it feels really good to be back at it and have some first Friday favorite leadership and personal development reading to share.
Enjoy and share!
A call to (put down) arms | | CCL’s Leading Effectively
Samir’s piece challenges us to consider the language and frame of mind we use in approaching business and leadership. Why do we say we’re in the line of fire? Engage in a turf war? Function as warriors? Good food for thought!
Five Tips for Handling Conflict within Organizations | CPP Connect
Conflict is a fact of life, and some of us are better at handling it than others. If your inclination is to ignore the problem or hand it off to someone else, you’ll find insights here to improve your conflict resolution skills.
Gender Inequality in Deliberative Participation | C.Karpowitz, T. Mendelberg, and L.Shaker
Some fascinating research into the gender gap in voice and authority. I found one finding—that the gender gap in voice and authority is the largest when women are in the majority—at odds with my experience. Would love to know how their result syncs up with what you have seen.
Why good leaders make you feel safe | Simon Sinek | TED Talks
Management theorist Simon Sinek purports that great leaders make people feel safe by creating an environment of trust. I believe he’s right in principle but haven’t seen an abundance of corporate folks willing to make this so. What about you?
If you want trust, trust others. If you want respect, respect others. If you want help, help others. If you want love and peace in your life, give them away. If you want great friends, be one. That’s how it works. ~Dan Zadra