I started a Meme
Without intending it, I seemed to have started a meme with my "Top 3" post last week on leadership. I wrote it thinking about what advice I would be giving someone early in their career so they could focus on developing their leadership capacity. I came up with know yourself, understand systems, and learn to communicate.
Jeff De Cagna then spontaneously did a blog post about his three (take responsibility, be courageous, embrace learning) and, better yet, tweeted about it, which got the whole meme thing rolling. Now Deirdre Reid and Maddie Grant and Bruce Hammond have weighed in (and it's all awesome stuff; take the time to read those posts).
So show us what you've got, blogosphere! What are your "top 3" things people need to do, learn, focus on, etc. in order to become more effective leaders. Do a blog post about it (or even just comment here if you don't have a blog). I promise to do a post at the end of the week that links to everything out there, so let me know via comments or by messaging me on twitter when you do one.
I know most blog memes involve "tagging" others to do it. I am reluctant, since I never was a big fan of chain letters. On the other hand, I really do want to here what a few people have to say about this topic. Consider it optional, but how 'bout it folks: