1) Don’t follow your passion – follow your effort by Mark Cuban
”Follow Your Passion” is easily the worst advice you could ever give or get. Why? Because everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than 1 thing. We are born with it. There are always going to be things we love to do. That we dream about doing. That we really really want to do with our lives. Those passions aren’t worth a nickel . . .
2) One hour a day will make a difference by Carrie Wilkerson
. . . The key for this is to focus on one or two priority tasks. Ideally, this is one to two income-producing tasks or things that have been slowing your progress. This is not a delivery time. This is not for coaching calls or ‘old business.’ What have you been putting off? What are you late on delivering? What is nagging at you? What are you scared of? . . .
3) Simple Leadership by Thom Rainer
. . . every organization needs leaders who can provide simplicity. The complex organizations of today are the dying organizations of tomorrow. Let’s look at some keys to simple thinking for leaders. My list is not exhaustive, but it may prove to be a worthy starting point. I think it applies to pastors, CEOs, managers, and almost anyone else in a leadership position . . .
4) Top 10 temptations that leaders face by Perry Noble
. . . #8 Believing that a particularly tough season is always going to last and allowing thoughts of negativity and the voice of critics to drive you to an unhealthy place where you find yourself always wanting to be alone and refuse to trust anyone . . .