Leadership Link Round-Up

Photo by B Furnari

Photo by B Furnari

This time the posts revolve around goals, accountability, and feedback.  I hope they resonate with you as much as they did with me.

Do you have grown up goals and toddler leadership? - Pamela Slim recognizes that unfamiliar feeling that comes with achieving a large goal--the feeling that a leader has emerged.  She goes on to explore leadership and the recipe needed to be successful in reaching those big dream goals.

Why Accountability is Essential - This comes from a blog related to nonprofit fundraising and major gifts, but I think the message is appropriate for all leaders.  Accountability can feel scary, but it is needed to move forward.  Read the post for the 5 reasons why accountability is essential.

You Won't Benefit from Anonymous Criticism - A short but poignant blog post from Seth Godin.  Feedback is a great thing, but not all feedback is the same.  How important is it to know who is criticizing you?

5 Proven Tips to Get Honest Feedback From Your Employees - It's hard enough to be willing to hear feedback, but how do you encourage people to tell you how you're doing when they're not offering it freely?  It's easy to assume that "no news is good news," but in my experience, that can be a dangerous assumption.  This post does an excellent job of recognizing that feedback is a matter of trust.

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.