8 New Rules of Innovative Leadership

great article from Havard professor Linda Hill. She suggests the following rules for leadership:

  1. Give up your “grand plan.”
  2. Admit that you don’t have all the answers
  3. Be a storyteller
  4. Encourage collaboration
  5. Allow for conflict
  6. Don’t “lock down” a path until you absolutely must.
  7. Experiment locally
  8. Believe in everyone’s genius

read the full text @ 8 New Rules of Innovative Leadership | SUCCESS.

6 Ways of Making Decisions in Teams – and When You Should Use Each

Excellent article from Jesse Lyn Stoner (@JesseLynStoner). She sees the following ways of decision-making:

So there is a huge range between individual decision on one side and unanimous consent on the other extreme – clearly indicating that it is not “either-or” but many shades of grey also in between.

read the full article @ Situational Team Decision-Making: Collaboration Does Not Require Consensus – Jesse Lyn Stoner.

Communication Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

great article from Lolly Daskal (@LollyDaskal) on what to focus to become better in our communication. summary of focus points:

  1. One-size-fits-all communication.
  2. Lack of attention to tone.
  3. Avoiding the difficult conversation.
  4. Holding back what’s on your mind.
  5. Reacting instead of responding.
  6. Indulging in gossip.
  7. Closing your mind.
  8. Speaking more and listening less.
  9. Thinking you are being understood

read more @ Inc.com