Talent and HR News Weekly Update: Leadership

Everyone has their thoughts on leadership. After all, there's a lot to be said. In this week's Talent and HR News Weekly Update, we're featuring the most recent articles covering this complex topic. Happy Friday!

1) Leadership - The Complete Guide from Officevibe

"A leader is someone who establishes a clear vision, and then guides their team towards that vision by empowering them and coaching them to greatness. A leader is someone that stays calm during a crisis, and stays laser-focused on their end goal. The skills that it takes to be a good leader is great communication, respect, passion, quick on their feet, and coach. Leadership is something that is continuously developed over time, through mentoring and staying curious. The best leaders are always learning and are hungry to be the best they can be for their employees. They realize that they have many people relying on them, and they need to be there for them."

2) 4 Fundamental Habits Of Authentic Leaders from Fast Company

"Typically, we think of authenticity as being real or genuine, which sounds simple enough. But in reality, authenticity is a composite trait, and psychologists have actually pinpointed four interrelated components that each play a role in being authentic. With that in mind, here are the four fundamental habits of authentic leaders."

3) What True Leadership Is All About from Entrepreneur

"Here is a fact about leadership that no one really wants to talk about -- it’s a lot bigger than just yourself. Sure, leadership can bring bigger paychecks and a whole lot more notoriety in most cases, but that’s not even remotely close to defining what true leadership is really all about.True leadership is much more than authority and recognition from the outside world. Instead, leadership is all about developing people and helping others reach their full potential. It’s about equipping others with the right tools and strategies to not only maximize the success of an organization but also the lives of individuals. It’s about breaking down barriers and leading others through the uncertainty of the future."

4) How a Culture of Leadership at ALL Levels Will Help Your Team Take Gold from Entrepreneur

"As a child in 1980, I heard Al Michaels count down the clock, “6, 5, 4”…and then in a chilling and dramatic tone say, “Do you believe in miracles!” The U.S. Olympic hockey team had just accomplished the unbelievable: they defeated the Soviet Union team and went on to win the Olympic gold medal. It was indeed a miracle.This was a group of college kids from around the country, who previously had fiercely competed against each other and were about to compete again for spots in the NHL. By contrast, the Soviet team had many years of experience playing and even winning gold together. On this day in 1980, the U.S. team put their personal aspiration aside and united a nation that was much in need of a moment like this."

5) Leadership Lessons From Astronaut Scott Kelly from Forbes

While most of the nation has been tracking results from Super Tuesday, I have been enthralled by astronaut Scott Kelly’s return to Earth after 340 days on the International Space Station. NASA has historically been a leader of pioneering research, focused on pushing our understanding of space, aeronautics, science, technology and humanity. As part of NASA ’s current mission, the Journey to Mars , Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly spent nearly a year in space – longer than any other American in history.

6) Why the Best Leaders Always Avoid This One Habit from Inc.

"Why leaders who are self-consumed will ultimately fail. There is no shortage of discussion on what makes a good leader. Is it subject matter expertise? Is it empathy? Is it a specific set of habits? Frankly, I don't think it is any one of those, specifically. I believe successful leadership is highly influenced by context and environment. A leadership style that works in one environment may fail in another. However, I also believe there is at least one habit that can kill any hope you have of being seen as a leader, and that is a tendency to talk exclusively about yourself: your challenges, your thoughts, your hopes, your perspectives."

Lexi Gordon is a Lead Consultant for exaqueo, a workforce consultancy that helps organizations build their cultures, employer brands and talent strategies. Contact exaqueo to learn more about our employer brand innovation, workforce research, and recruiting strategy offerings.

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