5 must-reads for the in-the-know HR Professional: Week of March 15th, 2013

industry_headlinesThis week we are focusing on leaders, the impact they have on an organization, and their ultimate impact on business success or failure. The collection of articles below will provide you with insight on how to become a better leader, discuss the impact a leader has at an organization and the elements that make a good leader great.

1. “How Leaders Lose their Luck” (via Harvard Business Review blog)
Discover the seven attributes that a leader must maintain and master to keep luck on their side. Self awareness around these seven qualities may be the key to staying connected to your organization and reach high levels of entrepreneurial or corporate success.

2. “How Leaders Should View Power (Part 1)” (via LinkedIn News)
Deepak Chopra breaks down the word L.E.A.D.E.R.S into 7 qualities, one for each letter. Learn in this article that the fifth letter stands for empowerment and how there is a dark side that leaders must overcome.

3. “How Leaders Should View Power (Part 2)” (via LinkedIn News)
In part two of this series, Deepak Chopra continues to break down the leadership qualities. He outlines the anxiety and fretfulness that may occur at different levels of success and their journey to become a leader.

4. “3 Leadership Skills That Trump All others” (via Inc.com)
Learn why being good at your trade is not what makes you a great leader. There are three skills that can make all the difference.

5. “3 Leaders No Teams Should Be Without” (via switchandshift.com)
Check out what an ASK STEP and SEE leader is and how having one as part of your team will drive success and create an environment that encourages employees to perform at their best.

Share with us what you think being a great leader entails and how you ensure you have great leaders within your organization.