As I conclude my first year of blogging it is a good time to reflect on the topics that interested you, my readers, the most. Here is a quick reference guide to your most read posts of 2014.
1. Our New Four-Letter Word: This post focused on how we inappropriately use the simple word ‘busy’. This post even resulted in a twitter email from a reader who pledged to not use the word busy for the year (how is it going Cameron?).
2. What if Everything Rises & Falls on Followership? Coincidentally, this post was written days before my attendance at the International Leadership Association Conference (ILA) in San Diego. Followership was one of the hot topics of the event and I am excited to see leadership being reshaped to embrace the importance, power, responsibility of active followers.
3. Focus: Finding Strategic Clarity. Review three signs that indicate your organization may be suffering from a lack of strategic clarity.
I also want to remind you of one of my first, and personal favorite posts, The Tale of the Orange and the Lemon tree. I jogged by this amazing fruit-laden tree this week and was reminded anew of the richness of this metaphor.
As we anticipate 2015, I look forward to getting to know and work with many of you in the months ahead. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”. King Solomon
Jeff Suderman is a professor and consultant who works in the field of organizational development. He works with clients to improve leadership, teamwork, organizational alignment, strategy and organizational FutureReadiness. He resides in Palm Desert, California. Twitter: @jlsuderman