Most Popular Posts in January 2019

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Being a natural analyst I love reading statistics on my most popular posts over a specific time-span and the amount of readers I had.  Basically any type of information about the performance of my blog on the web can get me exited.  So I thought maybe some of my readers will be interested to see the most popular posts in a particular month.  Maybe you missed some posts on my blog and this provides an opportunity to catch up.  Therefore I decided to share the ten most popular posts and a bit of background on each post, where applicable, with you.

The Top Ten Most Popular Posts on The Leadership Connexion During January 2019:

 

1.   Leaders Think: Positive

This post is consistently one of the top popular posts and was published on 15 August 2018.  It was part of a short series of three posts about the thinking processes of leaders.  The posts in the series was based on a talk I gave at the International Mentoring Network‘s annual conference on a New Evolution in Extreme Thinking for Leaders.

2.   Three Reasons Why Vision is Important for Leaders

This post was published on 19 October 2018. “Is vision really that important for successful leadership?” This is the question this post tried to answer, since I was thinking and reading a lot on vision during the time I wrote this post.

3.   Creating a Better Future World

This post is the first one to make it to the top ten most popular posts, that was actually published in January 2019 on 9 January.  Being a bit of an armchair futurist, I am intrigued by the future and how technological and human developments will influence how we lead and how we interact on a social level in the future.

4.   Sustainable Leadership Confronts Greed and Grows Through Gratitude to Generosity

This is one of my older posts, being published on 11 October 2017.  It is however nice to see some of my older work making it to the top ten popular posts.  This post was part of a short series of three posts dealing with the development journey a leader has to undergo to grow both personally as well as in leadership effectiveness.  This  post series was inspired by a talk by Alex McManus, the founder of the International Mentoring Network.

5.   Five Critical Qualities for Sustainable Leadership

This post was published on 27 June 2018 and deals with sustainability in leadership.  Sustainability is an important theme in many of my posts, since I believe it is the core for lasting change.  If you cannot be sustainable as a leader, your best efforts now will not mean much in future.

6.   Leaders Think: Solutions

This post was published on 7 August 2018 and is the second post in the short series about the thinking processes of leaders to make it to the top ten most popular posts.  The posts in this series was based on a talk I gave at the International Mentoring Network‘s annual conference on the New Evolution in Extreme Thinking for Leaders.

7.   How Great Leaders Inspire Action

This post was published on 2 November 2018.  I particularly enjoyed the talk by Simon Sinek about the importance and process of action taken by leaders.  In essence leadership is dynamic and cannot be successful without decisive action.

8.   Developing Character Based Leadership

This post was published on 4 July 2018.  I tried something different by structuring this post as a questionnaire or character audit.  It proved to be one of the popular posts, especially for inclusion in Phil Eastman’s Character and Leadership e-paper.

9.   Sustainable Leadership Confronts Foolishness and Grows to Wisdom

This is a second one of my older posts, being published on 20 October 2017.  This post was the second in a short series of three posts dealing with the development journey a leader has to undergo to grow both personally as well as in leadership effectiveness.  This  post series was inspired by a talk by Alex McManus, the founder of the International Mentoring Network.

10. Living a Life of Contribution

This post was published on 14 June 2018. It encourages the reader to focus on contribution, something that is constantly on my mind, in order to make sure that we live meaningful lives.

The interesting thing about this list of popular posts in January is that only one of the top ten was actually written and published in January.  The bulk of the posts came from my archives of last year.

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