This ebook, from a variety of figures, is a good read to end 2009 on.
I like the advice on slide 15:
“Leadership is more than influence. It is about reminding people of what it is we are trying to build—and why it matters. It is about painting a picture of a better future. It comes down to pointing the way and saying, “C’mon. We can do this!””
And this one, from slide 29:
“Power comes from an ability to build your reputation, create efficient and effective networks of social relations, act and speak in ways that build influence, and from an ability to create and employ resources—things that others want”
I hope you’ll take ten minutes to download the ebook above. It’s easy to read and full of useful nuggets you’ll find useful in the future.
A happy New Year to all readers.