[September 17, 2014] TheLeaderMaker.com is about to undergo some changes that should make the reading experience more worthwhile. The changes are largely based on reader input but also include some items I’ve wanted to add for a while. My intent is to make theLeaderMaker.com the go to place to read about senior leadership.
Here are some of the new features:
- Leader Wall of Failure and Success: the idea here is to list the most visible failures and successes in the world’s leadership. Regardless who it might be but we will stay on point by only discussing very senior people. The point is not to embarrass but to learn from the mistakes and achievements of others.
- Commentary on Current Leaders: in this feature we will discuss how a particular senior leader went about making a decision, how it was coordinated, how well it was communicated, and what is being said about it.
- Military and Business Leader Issues: here we will write about what the most senior leaders in the military and business world have on their intellectual plate and what they are doing about it.
- The Leadership Toolbox: this feature will list and discuss those ideas that make being a leader just a little easier. For example this morning the topic was “inspections” and how they can help motivate employees.
- Leader Trends: what’s new and trending? This new feature will be full of trends, both good, bad, etc. It allows us to follow what’s been happening.
- Naming Names: yes, everyone knows that I do my best to avoid using the name of a leader or anyone in this blog. Readers tell me they know who I’m writing about anyway, so I will now be naming names. Just like in my new feature, their names are not to draw special attention to their mistakes but to learn. I will also list many of my great errors.
- More Guest Bloggers: many guests don’t want their names known so I will continue to print their ideas with a pseudonym in place of their real names. We are not trying to avoid responsibility but many are very senior people and this is the only way to get them to open up.
- Fewer Pictures: the feature image will remain but unless a photo or diagram is necessary, I won’t have it in the article. This speeds up load times anyway and hopefully be less of a distraction.
Keeping the old: Characteristics, Core Values, Profiles (of famous leaders), Reading Lists, Heroes, Off-Topic, This Day in History, and Sports Lessons.
Anyway, you get the picture … new features and enhancements to make theLeaderMaker.com a better senior leader blog. Thanks for reading my blog!
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