Monday, December 26, 2011

Forbes on Leadership

5 Leadership Tips for 2012 leads to other leadership ideas...

Mike Myatt, author of Leadership Matters...The CEO Survival Manual, has some simple ways to improve your life in 2012.  His post is worth reading even if the only sentence you read is this one:
"Smart leaders recognize it’s much more valuable to step across mental lines in the sand than to draw them."
While crawling around the Forbes website I encountered another titled "Nine books to read before your organization dies" by Stephen Denning.  One of them is free.  Denning has his own book, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century, which I am more likely to read than Myatt's.

UPDATE: I posted as follows to Mr. Myatt's blog and at LinkedIn...

Thank you for this thought-provoking list for leaders at all levels. C-level executives have an added burden; they must decide whether they work for the shareholder or the customer. How they think about this issue will affect their approach to these other five items, any other list, and their leadership style in general. They choose this burden voluntarily, but still I don't envy them.

More Leading Edge Wisdom From The Security Executive Council

The Nine Practices of the Successful Security Leader...

If you're a business security professional this brief paper published by The Security Executive Council ought to be required reading for everyone on your security teams, your peers, and your superiors! All nine are excellent, but I especially like "Winning respect by refusing to exploit fear, uncertainty and doubt." Read this today as you prepare for a successful 2012.