As our list of blog subscribers approaches 20,000 (thank you, all, for your continued support and interest), “Blogger of the Month” bragging rights are more sought after than ever. So, without further ado, the Linkage Blogger of the Month is……………….drum roll, please……..Rita Buscher!
As you’ll see, Rita is a deserving winner because her post challenges us all to put our life goals into 6 words. It’s a great exercise to get you really thinking. But the truth is we can learn something from all of the top posts from this month. Here they are in order if you missed them. And click here to subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already.
1. What’s your life goal in 6 words by Rita Buscher
“Twitter has been buzzing with people’s #6WordLifeGoal recently. And while some in the Twittersphere aspire to promote animal rescue, others want to travel more or spend more time with family. Still others hope to “change the world” by reuniting boy band One Direction with their recently parted brother, Zayn Malik!
“But the question ‘What is your 6-word life goal?’ is actually quite profound. In fact, some of the answers we heard from our colleagues here at Linkage are downright inspiring.”
2. 12 steps to organizational change: a checklist by Mitchell Nash
“No matter what you do, or what industry you’re in, chances are that your organization either needs to change (due to growth, or poor performance, or to increase office space, etc.), or is about to change (due to an acquisition or merger, or a new CEO taking over, or to adapt to ever-changing markets, etc.). And while it’d be foolish to try and stop change, there are things you can (actually, must) do to ensure that the change process goes smoothly and leads to positive outcomes.”
3. 5 leadership truths you can’t live without by Danielle Lucido
“In my former life, I spent several years as the campus president of a post-secondary college which provided me with an incredible crash course in leadership. And as I’ve continued my leadership journey, I’ve found there are several fundamental skills you need to lead teams effectively. And these five quotes illustrate the fundamentals beautifully.”
4. Becoming a level 5 leader by Rich Rosier
“There’s a very simple reason why Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins is as relevant and influential today as when it was first published in 2001. In this classic business and leadership theory text, Collins and his skilled team of researchers brilliantly illustrate what specific variables and factors are required of organizations that achieve consistent business greatness as well as the specific variables and factors that cause organizations to fail.”
5. Be still and be a better leader by Marty Jordan
“…the fact is, we’re a society obsessed with activity and view inactivity as being lazy. After all laziness (a.k.a. sloth) is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Oh my! And there isn’t a place more evident of this obsession with activity than in the workplace. In fact, I get very odd looks from people I coach and teach when I ask how much “quiet” time—time to reflect and reenergize their brains—they schedule into their calendars. We’re conditioned to be overworked and to believe that if, at any point, we aren’t doing something that resembles ‘work,’ we’re not being productive.”