FLR] Danger – Where You Least Expect To Find It As A Leader | Friday Leadership Report

Happy Friday,
A hot topic in media today is the reason for the astounding rates of Type 2 Diabetes among children. On one hand, schools are removing junk food from their lunches and vending machines (good idea). On the other hand, kids are now advised against – or not permitted to – play hockey in the street (bad idea). Why? Because it “is dangerous”. Hello! Welcome to the real world! Just as children need opportunities to explore and experience life, leaders need strategies that help them “live dangerously”. Why? Because we live in the real world it is the only way we grow. Furthermore, living dangerously makes for a more interesting life…
 
Forbes | Danger Where You’d Least Expect It

 

FastCompany | Navigate The Brutal Reality of The Business World With Calculated Risk
 
HBR The Hidden Danger of Being Risk-Averse
 
  

 

CJ | Be Careful Where You Get Your Advice From…
 
TED | Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do
 
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” Warren G. Bennis  

 

Leading, along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

P.S. Would you like to train your leaders on living dangerously? Alan is available for speaking engagements and workshops that cover a variety of topics. Click here for details.

 

P.P.S. CareerClass Toronto Live Event | Get The Right Career Right Now! | Sat Nov 2 3:00 – 3:45. Details here. Come stop by our booth & say hello at The National Woman’s Show Fri, Nov 1 – Sun, Nov 3 at The Metro Convention Center.