As we dive into the New Year, now is a great time for reflection and renewed focus. What accomplishments are you most proud of? What and who are you grateful for? I love reflecting on these questions as I think about the past year and what I’m excited about as we kick-off 2019.
For the editorial staff of our blog, now is the time that we look back to see what topics resonated most with you, our readers. As it turns out, topics like finding your purpose, trust (or lack thereof!) in leadership, advancing women leaders, and mastering your inner critic, were top of mind.
So, without further ado, here are the top five leadership stories of 2018:
- In Leaders We (Don’t) Trust
We have four major institutions around the world—NGOs, business, media, and government—and we don’t trust any of them. It’s our responsibility, as leaders, to step up and commit to fostering a sense of trust. Here are four ways to start addressing this daunting topic and start building trust at your organization.
- Are You Fulfilling Your Life Purpose? Answer These 7 Questions Now
There are no rigid formulas to follow when writing your purpose statement as a leader, but there are many helpful techniques to assist you, writes Richard Leider. These seven thought-provoking questions will get you started.
- 5 Truths About Advancing Women Leaders
The recipients of this year’s Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award sat down with us ahead of our Women in Leadership Institute™ to share some timeless words of wisdom. One of the insights they shared with our very own Kerry Seitz? Mentorship is rewarding–for the mentee and the mentor.
- Tripping Over our Own Bias [And Why It Doesn’t Serve Us]
We all have biases—conscious and unconscious, writes Susan MacKenty Brady, author of Mastering Your Inner Critic & 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement. We don’t do it on purpose, but we’re all guilty of it. And since what we think influences what we say and do, just imagine the impact when you unknowingly carry these thoughts into the workplace.
- Inviting Men to the Women in Leadership Conversation: A Q & A with Eva Helén
Eva Helén, founder and CEO of EQ Inspiration, shares the biggest challenge she faces as a woman leader in a male–dominated industry, inherent gender differences–and the downside of the #MeToo Movement.