18/20 – 20 Questions for Leaders, Becoming a Better Leader

What are a few resources you would recommend to someone looking to gain insight into becoming a better leader?

Rather than limiting my response to just a few sources, I will first outline my strategy before listing some of the sources I would suggest.

My approach to my leadership:

  • – I read extensively on Leadership, not just the well-known authors but also some of the other lesser known ones, there are great ideas on leadership to be found everywhere, not just from business leaders but also in other areas such as politics, sports, military history etc.
  • – I take a lot of online assessments to better understand my own strengths, weaknesses, preferences, etc. We need to know and understand ourselves before we can understand others. Try this http://www.123test.com/disc-personality-test/
  • – I try to understand different leadership styles, which works best in which situation, and I try to understand what my style of leadership is.
  • – Watch Leadership Videos on Youtube, there are plenty of them.

If I could only choose 3 authors, then the ones I like best are:

Ken Blanchard: Gung Ho, Raging Fans, One Minute Manager, etc

Jim Colling: Good to Great, Built to Last

Stephen Covey: 7 Habits of highly effective people, 8th Habit, etc.

I would finish by saying that Leadership is a journey, not a destination, we never stop learning.

What about you what resources do you recommend?

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