My 5 for Friday (January 26, 2018)

What do great leaders ask themselves? What should you do when things are going wrong? And how can you pay off your debt?

These questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. The Good and the Bad of Our Fascination with Implosions by Eric Geiger. What is your response when you watch a great leader fall? Eric Geiger writes, “Implosions should remind us of our fragility, not our strength, because none of us are able to stand strong in our own goodness and merit.” Find out the good and the bad of our fascination with implosions (whether it’s buildings or people) in this post.
  2. 10 Ways to Deal with People on the Right Bus, but in the Wrong Seat by Chuck Lawless. Many of us have experienced the scenario, in our own lives or in the lives of our coworkers, in which an individual brings a lot to the team, but maybe they don’t bring as much as they could in their current position. What’s the best way to navigate those issues? In this post, Dr. Lawless provides ten ways to deal with people on the right bus, but in the wrong seat.
  3. 4 Questions Great Leaders Ask Themselves by Jay Mitchell. What separates a good leader from a great leader? Jay Mitchell writes, “Great leaders ask great questions. They aren’t afraid to become uncomfortable, learn something new, or try something different to grow their organization or personal leadership skills.” Checkout this post for four questions great leaders ask themselves.
  4. My Best Advice for Leaders When Things Are Going Wrong by Ron Edmondson. When you go through tough times as a leader, oftentimes the best advice comes from those leaders who have walked the road before you. Learning from both their successes and their failures proves to be invaluable. Writing from his experience, Ron Edmondson says, “Whatever happens, as bad as it gets, don’t disappear from your leadership post.” In this post Edmondson gives his best advice for leaders when things are going wrong.
  5. The #1 Debt-Payoff Tool by Chuck Bentley. This post provides some helpful first steps in paying off debt when you don’t know where to start. As Chuck Bentley writes, “Seeing an entire debt eliminated helps keep you motivated and excited for your next victory.” Checkout this post and get started paying off that debt.

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