Live Well. The old Simon and Garfunkel song provided a recipe for feeling groovy. If you are not having fun or feeling groovy lately, check out Tony Schwartz on HBR blog network, Slow Down, You Move Too Fast . He talks about the problem of accelerated lives and give 5 tips for building more savoring into your life. An added bonus will be to increase vocabulary with synonyms like strolling, dawdling, moseying, meandering, musing, lingering and relishing. Before you know it you’ll be kickin’ ‘round the cobblestones. Don’t let the chorus get stuck in your head!
Love Deeply. Sometimes we think that truth and love are mutually exclusive. Cloud states, “People of good character are people who can be trusted to tell the truth.” People who truly love others are often called to speak truth with love to help others mature and grow. @terrymorgan11 asks the question, “Do I care enough to tell the truth?” Read her blog, Truth Matters. Very insightful!
Learn Continuously. I am still learning about blogging, and finding my rhythm in the social media world. 10 Lessons Seth Godin Can Teach You About Blogging is a blog that has some challenging thoughts. Some of his ideas could work for you. His thoughts will challenge you to learn more about yourself and take away some applications. What do you think about his 10 lessons?
Lead Courageously. Here is a sneak peak into the April 23, 2012 edition of FORBES magazine with Jeff Bezo’s Top 10 Leadership Lessons. Insightful tips from Amazon chief philosopher/CEO. My favorite is #7: “If you want to be inventive, you have to be willing to fail.” Stumbles are a part of life, and helpful if you can learn something from failure. What is your favorite lesson?
Leave a legacy. Dan Rockwell’s @LeadershipFreak blog still has me thinking and reflecting on how my leadership affects others. Check out: Were They Always Dead Wood. Dan says, “Leaders and organizational systems either drain or energize.” He raises a penetrating question: Were the people who are dead wood in your organization underperformers when you hired them, or did they become that way once they started working for you? Leaders leave a legacy one way or another.
What are some of the favorite blogs you read this week?