Live Well: 4 Simple Habits Guaranteed to Change Your Life. OK, this is shameless plug for my own blog, but this really works! I was spending 4 minutes on these 4 habits each day and then I got distracted and forgot about them. Just recently I have been practicing them again. They work!
Love Deeply: Every leader has been hurt at one time or another. In every marriage, there has been and will continue to be a need for forgiveness. Don Miller has some genuine, real authentic thoughts on the forgiveness process in an older post I ran across this past week called: Want to Be Happy? Forgive Your Enemies.
Lead Courageously: World’s Most Admired Companies (WMAC’s) do two things differently: First, they consistently and intentionally make the development of their future leaders a top priority. Some WMAC execs say up to 30% of their resources are spent on developing the next class on leaders. Second, they believe “social and emotional” skill development is twice as important as “technical” skills and are intentional at building those competencies, including emotional intelligence, self-awareness, empathy, self-management, social awareness and self- control. Read Leadership Lessons from the World’s Most Admired Companies.
Learn Continuously: Thinkers 50 is a definitive listing of the world’s top business thinkers of 2011. Link is sponsored by Harvard Business Review. I was already following the blogs of some of these men and women on Twitter. I decided to add some others to learn more from some of these great thinkers.
Leave a Legacy: Ray Wheeler’s blog on “Is Your Corporate Culture Healthy or Toxic?” has great insights into Greg Smith and the Goldman Sachs culture. Individuals as well as organizations leave a wake. Understanding and assessing the culture of your organization is a good step toward reflecting on the kind of legacy you will leave. Ray defines corporate culture, how it can go awry, the operational impacts of organizational culture and how to assess corporate culture. Worth the read.
What blogs are you reading in these five areas?