The Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts for September 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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In case you missed them, here are the top 5 most read posts at The Good Life for the month of September 2014. Click on the titles to go directly to that post. Thank you for stopping by my blog and happy reading.

What is a servant leader? It's not complicated really. If you see people as a means to serve you, then you are not a servant leader. I would call you a manager or simply a boss. If you view your role as a leader to empower others to become better at what they do, to achieve greater levels of skill and ability and become better and more productive people in the process, then you are a servant leader.

The very essence of the meaning of leadership is to take people somewhere with you. Unless someone goes with you, you haven't led anyone. I have determined to be what I call aCollaborative Leader. This requires not only leading people, but involving them in the leadership process, giving them the reigns, and letting them get the credit. I can tell you it works and is the key to successful leadership whether you are a CEO in charge of thousands of people, or a manager in charge of just a few people in a small department.

I have worked for leaders who had the mindset that it is their job to remove every obstacle possible from the path of their employees. While that sounds like a noble practice, it actually works against success. There are four major reasons why removing obstacles is bad leadership.

One common mindset I find when talking to couples who have been married for 50 years or more is that even after 50 years, they are still learning. Once we think we have learned everything we are headed for big trouble.

#5 - Leading With Conviction

Most leaders today are lead by public opinion. Their goal is to make people happy. This isn’t leadership. It is simply following the masses.

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