Among the many excellent ideas in Flourish, one jumped out: Seligman’s “What-Went-Well Exercise (Also Called ‘Three Blessings’).”
Once again, Watergate analogies are in the air. Though they may be overdrawn, there are important lessons that remain evergreen from a historic, catastrophic leadership breakdown at highest level. These lessons are as familiar as Shakespeare or the Bible—and as pertinent as ever in the new world of 21st century leadership.
One major change: the rapid denouement of the Nixon presidency—from electoral triumph to dissolution in less than two years—would be greatly accelerated in today’s Internet age.
Serve to Lead is about the new world of 21st century leadership.
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 2018.
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.
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2015 marks a demographic milestone. The Pew Research Center reports, “More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015), and this year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce.”
In addition, “The Millennial population as a whole (not just its workforce) is already projected to surpass that of Baby Boomers this year as the largest generation, according to the Census Bureau.” As they retire–and their numbers are not replenished by immigration–the Boomers’ influence in the workplace will wane.
The notion of applying generational analysis is relatively new. Perhaps it was inevitable that Baby Boomers would recognize that the distinctive worldviews of various generations merits systematic analysis. It has various applications, including in leadership, management, communications, sales and marketing, and politics.
Ann Arnof Fishman is president of Generational Targeted Marketing, LLC. She is a pioneer in this exciting field, highly regarded for her scholarship and practical applications. Her new book, Marketing to the Millennial Woman, is an excellent guide to cracking the code of an important, influential demographic.
If you live for money, it’s time to get a life.
The truth is, many people are actually poor because the only thing they have is money.
Are you in it just for the money?