Posting UP The Year

Post up year

As most folks do, I thought it would be neat to give a brief review of the posts I’ve written in various mediums over the past year.

It’s a great way to see how our writing, our thoughts, and ourselves, evolve as we each work to make a positive leadership impact in our world.

Before we go any further, I do want to thank you all who read and support this blog. It’s great to interact with you all through social media and your comments , and I look forward to getting to know you all more in the coming year!

Here are the top posts from this past year:

  1. Time To Listen UP – Picked up by SmartBrief, how to overcome the barriers to listening
  2. Taking Your Team’s Temperature – Staying in touch with your people, one at a time
  3. Thought Leaders On Thankfulness – Posts from other leadership thought leaders on being thankful and grateful
  4. People Development: The Bamboo Parable – Never underestimate someone’s growth beneath the surface
  5. Is Your Passion Positive Or Negative? – Don’t use “passion” to excuse poor behavior

My Favorite Posts:

  1. Why Leaders Should Build The Castle First – Lessons from Walt Disney’s vision of the Magic Kingdom
  2. Keeping A Mission-Critical Focus – Keep Job #1 as Job #1
  3. A Leadership Lesson From A Teenage Boy – We can learn from anyone, even teenagers
  4. Digging For Gold … Or Digging Up Dirt? – What are leaders focusing on in their people
  5. Still Leading At 94 – My uncle is still setting an example

Popular Post from Other Sources:

Lead Change Group:

  1. Is Hope A Leadership Trait? – What is a leaders role in instilling hope
  2. When Leaders Lose It – Steps to recover from blowing it
  3. Leaders Are Made To Be Born – A new perspective on an age-old debate
  4. How We Overlook Hidden Talent – Your next all-star is already on your team
  5. What Jail Taught Me About Leadership – What our society tells us is needed in leaders

Smart Brief On Leadership:

  1. Leadership Accountability – A Positive, Simple Approach – a popular post for 2 months on SmartBrief; how to hold yourself accountable as a leader

And finally, here’s an offering from LinkedIn:

  1.  How To Tell Your People They’re Worthless – How a former colleague demoralized their staff
  2. Why You Don’t Need Everybody On Your Team – Sometimes you need to cut people loose
  3. Hiring: How The Spurs Did It Right With Becky Hammon – How to hire the right person for the job
  4. How To Kill “It’s Not My Job” – Eliminating an unproductive cultural mindset
  5. Passive Employees Are The Key To A Great Team – The quiet ones can get it done

Here’s to you all having a terrific 2015!! Let’s keep it UP!!



About Paul LaRue

My goal - To encourage you to lead & influence others with positive impact.

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