Leadership Articles: The Best of 2019

At Weekdone, we believe in the important role learning takes in becoming a leader. While some people have natural leadership qualities, it is still incredibly important to take the time and harness your craft. Much like painting leadership is both an art and a skill. Here is a list of the best leadership articles we’ve discovered.

Hopefully, these articles inspire you and help you be a better leader and manager.

5 Crucial Leadership Responsibilities

A bad leader can be the end of a team, but a good leader can be the start of something bigger. But what exactly makes an impactful leader, and how should you go about it? This team leadership article goes over the most critical things you need to do as a leader. And give advice and insight on how you can step up your game if you're already headed in the right direction.

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Should you walk out of that bad meeting, even if it’s rude?

This next leadership article asks a question that many of us frequently wonder: should you walk out of a bad meeting even if it's rude? Bad, time-consuming meetings is a problem I’ve tackled many times in our blog as well. Founder Aytekin Tank talks about the problem and emphasizes that not all meetings are bad. However, you must decide how much meetings exactly are needed in your teams. Aytekin Tank shows how they’ve solved this problem in their company.

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Why Paying Attention to Feedback is Necessary For Every Startup

Our next leadership article comes from Heidi Zak, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ThirdLove, who talks about feedback and how important it is to have a good process for it. Especially in a startup. She shows that the best feedback comes from the people that work closest to you. The most important point, that hit close to home for me, is “If no one is taking the time to give feedback in a startup, that’s an indication they don’t care. They don’t care enough to help the people around them grow and get better, and they don’t care about bettering themselves.”

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Building Marketing Leaders of the Future

The essential question of the article is, “what it means to be a leader in marketing?”. While the marketing skills are as important now as ever, modern leaders need to be much more focused on data, measurements and technology. The article calls all leaders to help us prepare the next generation of leaders, looks at what it means to be a marketing specialist and lays out a career framework for marketers.

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I enjoyed these leadership articles and were able to gain some knowledge and perspective from then. If you find any other articles out there you think we should add be sure to let us know.