There are a number of blogs that I admire and learn from as I strive to advance my service. My take on the best is presented below, updated for Q1 2016.
The list that follows includes entries focused on specific applications and competencies, as well as general leadership-related blogs.
Blogging is an evolving phenomenon. It enables individuals and teams and organizations and an array of stakeholders to interact and create value in untold ways.
For some, blogging may be a daily or weekly exercise. For others, it may be less frequent or regular, more in the nature of monthly or quarterly periodicals. Blogs are increasingly crafted with an eye toward making them “evergreen,” timely over time. The emphasis on providing immediate responses has, increasingly, moved toward creating a living resource.
A key aspect of blogging is that its permutations are infinite. For some time, they tended to be stand-alone entities. Communities might arise around the essays and comments. More recently, the rise of sophisticated bots, the time-suck of trolls, and the increasing interconnections of social media have prompted change.
Blogs are, increasingly, a personalized resource and gateway into the writer’s chosen array of social media channels. Thus one sees some using Facebook, Quora, Twitter or other venues as their primary ongoing communication, tethered to blogs. Some primarily write; others primarily curate; most create a personalized mix of the two.
Through the links below, one can enter the ecosystems of many outstanding teachers and practitioners. The list below extends from blogging to social media and new media generally.
Please send your ideas for additional or alternative selections or categories. As is customary in the 21st century, this is offered as a living document, a work in progress.
Thank you for your service.
If selfishness is at the bottom of all error, sin, and crime,
and ignorance is the basis of all selfishness,
then when we see a manifestation of either of these qualities,
if we are true to the highest within us,
we will look for and will seek to call forth the good in each individual
with whom we come in contact.
The highest level of leadership is service.
The highest level of service is leadership.
At the highest level, service and leadership become one.
Serve to lead. [Read more…]
Peter Kalis is one of the top leaders in the American legal profession. He is the chairman and global managing partner of K&L Gates. Mr. Kalis provides strategic advice to many of the nation’s largest corporations. He is also a sought-after commentator on legal affairs.
His educational attainments are notable. Mr. Kalis is a Rhodes Scholar who received a doctorate at Oxford. At Yale Law School, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. Subsequently Mr. Kalis served as law clerk to the late J. Skelly Wright, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and for the late Associate Justice Byron R. White of the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a recent interview, Mr. Kalis eloquently advanced the notion that lawyers add great value as leaders in America today.