News You Can Use: Essential Leadership Strategies for 2019

News You Can Use: Essential Leadership Strategies for 2019

The new year is upon us and with it comes unlimited possibilities. It’s a time to reset and set goals for a successful Q1 (and rest of the year). Perhaps you have a new strategy you’d like to try with your team, or a new professional goal you’re working to reach.

Whatever your new years resolutions are, a solid strategy is the key to achieving them. So, here’s a roundup of recent articles we’ve found helpful that share leadership strategies to help you get 2019 off to a strong start.

Whatever your new years resolutions are, a solid strategy is the key to achieving them. So, here’s a roundup of recent articles we’ve found helpful that share leadership strategies to help you get 2019 off to a strong start.

Leaders Without a Professional New Year's Eve Resolution Are Just Middle Managers [Forbes]

“Whether it is getting in shape physically or mentally, joining the gym, eating better, sleeping more, minimizing anxiety, etc, new year's eve resolutions are a betterment checkpoint and a moment to think of what can be done to improve ourselves.

Bedazzlingly, very few, if any, have anything to do with our professional lives and we have to wonder why that is.”

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The 6 Fundamental Skills Every Leader Should Practice [Harvard Business Review]

“Over the past year we have been writing the HBR Leader’s Handbook — a primer for aspiring leaders who want to take their careers to the next level. As part of our research for the book, we interviewed over 40 successful leaders of large corporations, startups, and non-profits to get their views about what it takes to become a leader…

Our research… pointed to six leadership skills where practice was particularly important. These are not mysterious and certainly aren’t new. However, the leaders we talked with emphasized that these fundamental skills really matter.”

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10 Leadership Books That Should Be on Your Radar Going Into 2019 [Inc.]

“When an investing student asked billionaire Warren Buffett for his key to success, he didn't point to his thrifty lifestyle, investing strategy or peer network; he pointed to a stack of books

Whatever your tastes, you'll never be the Buffett of your space if you can't make time to read. Whether you're looking to learn about leadership, technology, marketing or personal growth, you're sure to find it in this list.”

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Three Leadership Lessons Learned from My Worst Managers [Kevin Gilroy]

“I suspect that my experiences are no different than most people’s, with a bell curve of great leaders, through average leaders, to some flat out awful bosses who never should have led a team of employees, no less me. 

But, upon further reflection I came to the conclusion that I also owed  those average and, more importantly, horrible bosses a great deal of thanks, since they taught me what not to do.”

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Have you read any other leadership articles you’ve found helpful? Share them in the comments below!

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