Go ahead, decline that meeting

If your day seems like one long endless meeting, you’re doing something wrong. Kerri Golden has an interesting approach, she declines meetings. The key to her approach is to figure out where she is adding value now.

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Listening – Maybe the most valuable leadership skill

When I was out interviewing people, I asked a basic question: What was the most valuable skill you learned  to become an effective leader? I was surprised by the answer because I thought that they would reply with something like Delegation as that would have been my reply. What most of them identified as the most important leadership skill was Listening. James Standen did a great job of explaining why this was the case.

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