We are currently in a series on the The 8 Habits of Highly Significant Leaders.
Today, I’m discussing Habit #2 and what Michelangelo’s Statute of David can teach us about developing as leaders.
List off your top five strengths and top three weaknesses. Now, ask three people who know you well the same question. Compare your answers. Then, identify: what is one blind spot that will derail me if I’m not careful?
In our newest series, The 8 Habits of Highly Significant Leaders, I’m going to share with you the 8 principles that serve as a foundation for significant leaders. And when consistently applied over time, these habits will take your leadership to the next level.
In today’s introductory video, I share the difference between significance and success, what sand dollars and significant leaders have in common, and why it matters.
Why do you want to become a significant leader?
That’s going to become your motivation, especially when life gets busy and you don’t want to be disciplined in these habits. Let your why give you the inspiration you need to push through.
Like many of you, I create a reading list for the upcoming year.
What many people might not know is that my reading list is divided into themes. The reason for this is (1) I want variety in the books I read; (2) I want to focus my reading around a few key topics and/or skills; and (3) I always want to incorporate fiction in my reading.
Before sharing my themes and the books within those themes, I do want to make one note. Don’t get too caught up into the amount of books on my list. My goal is to read 38 books this year. (If I accomplish this, it’s the most I will have read in a year.) Now, I know successful people who read less than me and others who read more. The key when it comes to reading, like most other things, is quality over quantity. As Charles Spurgeon said, “Little learning and much pride comes from hasty reading.”
Read to gain knowledge and insight. Read to learn a new skill or refine an existing strength. Read for pleasure and inspiration.Just make sure that whatever you read, you allow those books to benefit both your personal development and also add value to the lives of the people around you.
Here is my reading list for 2021 categorized by their themes (all links are affiliate links):