A web site that posts a number of my articles for their visitors/members asked me which are the three most memorable articles that I have penned in my career. The editor was having a tough time choosing from the approximately 250 articles and columns available on our website (see https://www.clemmergroup.com/resources/articles/for the index).
I replied that my most memorable articles are usually my most recent ones, that reflect my latest thinking or most current issues. Of course, my latest book, The Leader’s Digest: Timeless Principles for Team and Organization Success represents my latest thinking on leadership. Here are three recent articles adapted from The Leader’s Digest:
Authentic Communication: Dealing with Moose-on-the-Table
The moose represents an issue that everyone knows is a problem but isn’t being addressed. People are trying to carry on as if things are normal. By failing to declare the issue, they further empower it.
Stop Whining and Start Leading
Less effective managers aspire to lead but end up demoralizing their own teams and frustrating themselves by choosing to be disempowered by their bosses. They unwittingly fall for the cult of heroic management — the notion that leadership comes down from on high.
Timeless Leadership Principles
Both management and leadership are needed to make teams and organizations successful. Trying to decide which is most important is like trying to decide whether the right or left wing is more important to an airplane’s flight.