Leadership Link Round-Up

Photo by Matti Mattila

Photo by Matti Mattila

A couple of blog posts caught my eye recently that I wanted to share related to leadership--how to become a leader, what to do, and what not to do.

Learn leadership by choosing to lead by T.J. Sullivan, co-founder of CAMPUSSPEAK.  T.J. is an amazing speaker, and his work inspires students to be better leaders every day.  I particularly love his advice to "Keep trying, keep failing, and keep learning"--a very agile sentiment.

Egocentric Leadership by Jurgen Appelo, agile author, speaker, and trainer.  While I do enjoying reading business/management books, I'll admit that they often suffer from what Jurgen calls Management 2.0.  Drucker's words about "knowledge workers" is a nice touch here.

Avoiding the Mistakes All Leaders Make by David Grossman, a guest post on Dan McCarthy's blog.  Hint: the mistakes are related to your organization's strategic plan.

How Telling Your Story Can Make You a Better Leader by Henna Inam.  Unlike my last post, this is related to the stories you tell about yourself to lead with authority. 

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.