Over the past several years, I’ve seen a number of articles about personal branding. My favorite is a piece Tom Peters wrote some two years ago – “The Brand Called You” – that appeared in FastCompany on December 18, 2007. Peters' piece is this week’s Tuesday Reading.
This week’s Tuesday Reading is an entry – “Humility as a Leadership Trait”– from John Baldoni’s Harvard Business Publishing blog.
Baldoni asserts, and I agree, that leaders who want to inspire followers need to demonstrate both their accomplishments and their character. Key to demonstrating character is being humble. And, humility is essential to leadership because it authenticates a person’s humanity.
The article suggests three ways a leader can demonstrate humility:
This week’s Tuesday Reading is from BusinessWeek’s August 25, 2009 Communications Column: “How to Give a Lousy Presentation”.
We all make a lot of presentations. And, I know that you are like me and know that you are able to do better most of the time. This piece gives you 15 excellent ways to make a lousy presentation. It thereby gives each of us a set of solid reminders for all of us.
In "The Power of Persuasion", Susan Cramm Cramm argues that persuading and inspiring others starts with your character and credibility which you have established through personal interactions. She believes that effective leaders get things done through others and, in doing so, are able to create a powerful role for themselves, their organizations and technology. In the piece she suggests that talking to stakeholders, providing help, interacting with their staff and clients, understanding their work, empathizing with
John Baldoni is one of my favorite writers. In today's reading "Saying Something Important? Three Questions to Ask Yourself First" which you will find at <http://www.cio.com/article/104802/Saying_Something_Important_Three_Questions_to_Ask_Yourself_First> he reminds us that “its not what you say,
In my reading this week, I found this short piece by John Baldoni. In it he talks about the foundational importance of importance and suggests that you can nurture it by "inviting them to look up," by "letting them see you sweat," by "learning from your mistakes," and by "radiating hope."