For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed a steady stream of links (at the rate of a couple a day, usually) to great thoughts and perspectives on leadership from fellow voices in the leadership blogosphere (do we still call it that?) It’s a time-consuming endeavor, finding all that good stuff.
But I’m lucky. I have help. I’ve been blessed with a…how can I say this without sounding cute…a Twitter elf, of sorts. Remember the Grimm Brothers’ story of the overwhelmed cobbler who woke up every morning to a store-full of magically repaired shoes?
It’s kinda like that with me and Travis Collier. I’m not sure that he, a Performance Analyst and Instructional Designer for the U.S. Coast Guard, would appreciate the comparison, but I recently renewed my poetic license, so I’m allowed to take some…um…license.
My friend Travis is doing an awesome job finding and sharing meaningful stuff with my readers and me, so on behalf of the whole Extreme Leadership community, and in honor of this day, I thank him for his great labor of love.
Here’s a sampling of a few resources Mr. Collier has uncovered over the last few months:
“Making people dependent on you as a leader is not a sign of strong leadership. It’s more likely a sign of weakness.” –Stephan De Villiers
“It makes no sense to keep talking about people as if people are disposable, replaceable, cogs in the mix.” –Nilofer Merchant
“Trust is a currency: Trust fosters self-esteem. How you manage and communicate says a lot about how much you trust them.” –Tanmay Vora
“The secret to inner strength is being able to replicate moments of success so there is a predictable outcome.” –LaRae Quy
“Make others better at things they want to improve. If you and your user’s goals are aligned, you don’t need pixie dust.” –Kathy Sierra
Tanmay Vora says
Steve, I remember you once retweeted this quote. Thanks for including it here too.