Leadership advice from Forbes.com

Once again, Forbes.com is giving some leadership advice. In this article titled “The Content You Read Shapes How You Lead: Top 10 Leadership Themes”, contributor Glenn Llopis shares some insight.

He says as people consume more content via multiple mobiledevices and social media platforms, reading all sorts of publications and blogs, observe what the leaders of your organization read.

…the content they create and/or read shapes how they lead.

He goes on to say that leaders read content that fuels their knowledge and keeps them on their toes. Effective leaders will also supply their own content and distribute the content of other leaders. In a study by his organization, they found that 85% of leaders are more interested in being in-the-know than learning the-know-how.

Here are the top 10 leadership content themes that leaders are reading when he conducted the study:

# 1 Managing People
# 2 Propel Innovation and Initiative
# 3 Career Management
# 4 Performance Improvements
# 5 Problem Solving Techniques
# 6 Change Management
# 7 Make More Money
# 8 (tied) Networking
# 8 (tied) Relationships
# 9 Time Management
#10 Workplace Culture

Lead On …
Jody Victor

Jody Victor® found an article: Leadership – Why Talent Is Overrated

Jody found this article on forbes.com with a provocative title: Leadership – Why Talent is Overrated by Mike Myatt.
His point is that “… most foundational elements of leadership require no skill or talent whatsoever.” He goes on to say they hone whatever skills they have and don’t see leadership as a destination but rather a continuum. He goes on to say “The best leaders combine attitude, effort and skill, but of the three, skill is the least important.”

He goes on to list 6 characteristics that require no talent or skill to be a leader.

Jody hopes you will take the time to read the article.