Weekend Leadership Reading 11/10/17

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about building good habits, leadership, #MeToo, and innovation.

From Eric Barker: 7 Secrets That Will Make You Build Good Habits

“If you could build good habits, you’d be on your way to a better life. Here’s what a UCLA medical school professor says are the best tips to help.”

Book Suggestion: Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker

From Ben Horowitz: The First Rule of Leadership

“This interview revealed a fundamental key to leadership: In order to be a great leader, you must be yourself. If you try to be someone else, not only will you not be able to lead, but you’ll be ashamed to have people emulate you.”

Book Suggestion: The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

From Ian C. Woodward: Leadership Is a Journey, Not a Destination

“Every context requires different talents and skills, so leaders must stay deeply aware and learn to adjust themselves along the way.”

From Rosabeth Moss Kanter: In Tackling #MeToo, Don’t Ignore Micro-Insults That Harm Women’s Careers

“The #MeToo movement is giving women power to speak out against sexual harassment, but Rosabeth Moss Kanter worries about less visible, but still harmful, ‘micro-insults’ that undermine careers of women.”

From Greg Satell: To Solve Complex Problems, You Need A Networked Solution

“Every leader tries to keep things simple and predictable. You hire good people, treat them well, give them clear objectives and do your best to stay out of their way. If you do your homework, plan things well and your people execute efficiently, everything should go off without a hitch. Or so the thinking goes.”

Book Suggestion: Mapping Innovation by Greg Satell

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