Weekend Leadership Reading on the practice of leadership: 1/15/21

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. 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 the practice of leadership.

From Theodore Kinni: Fit-for-context leadership

“Hult International Business School professor Amit Mukherjee argues that new leadership practices are needed for a digital era.”

From Steven Gold: Great Leadership: It’s Great to Lead with Smart Experiments

“Experiments – like everything else in life – can be done poorly or well. Despite this, most of us have never been taught how to do an experiment in a way that predisposes to success. Expert entrepreneurs, on the other hand, have developed and mastered a particular process that I refer to as a Smart Experiment. Smart Experiments are done in an ongoing cycle that includes four steps:”

From Patrick Lencioni: A Good Time For Quiet Contemplation

“Want to restore yourself amid all the disruption and uncertainty? Try simple act of contemplation, sitting in silence, without distraction, thinking—doing nothing. Alone.”

From Renita Kalhorn: What Servant Leadership Is Not

“There’s no magic formula for servant leadership, but there are a few common misconceptions about what it means to put your team’s needs first.”

From Adam Bryant: Reconsidering servant leadership

“A half-century ago, it was a fresh idea. But the phrase has lost its relevance and impact.”

From Eric J. McNulty: To see the future more clearly, find your blind spots

“After being bombarded with disruption in 2020, executives can better prepare for the next crisis by considering new perspectives.”

Every Monday, I do a blog post about business reading and business books. Follow this link to my review of Rethinking Positive Thinking.

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