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I’m a few days late with this post but better late than never right? Usually with a year end compilation I’d say that these were my favorite posts of the year, or say they were the most popular posts of the year.

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Truthfully, I’m not sure I can say that this year. I had the last amount of productivity on this blog in 2013 since 2006 and that’s just not going to get it done. That this blog ended the year still ranked fairly high for leadership blogs is a good thing, but I’m not sure it means I did anything well or if the topic of leadership took a tumble. There certainly were a lot of lapses in good leadership this year, in a multitude of ways.

With that said I feel that there were some posts that were fairly important in different ways. Out of the posts below I think only one of them could be seen as kind of frivolous, and yet that post had some pretty good lessons to learn as well. After all, I don’t only talk about leadership, and below is a pretty good sample of some of the things I do talk about on this blog.

Let me know your thoughts as you see what I addressed; here we go:

Diversity For Overlooked Classes – In 2013 I started thinking about diverse classes I’d never thought much about before, which was illuminating in my eyes.

Does Your Criticism Help? – There’s a difference between criticism that tears down and criticism, or critiquing, that helps.

5 Leadership Lessons Learned While Trying To Bake Something – I talked about my foibles in trying to bake something via my broken oven and some lessons and related it to leadership lessons.

Understanding the 21st Century Workforce – The Series – This was the first of a 6-part series of posts talking about… well, you see what I’m talking about. lol

Five Consoling Thoughts For Leaders – It’s tough being a leader, a lonely gig, so I offered some words of comfort.

Work And Entitlement – Sometimes we all look down on the work we eventually do, whether we’re in management or just workers, and we probably need to change our focus here and there.

Why Do We Dwell On The Negative? – I asked this question because, unfortunately, negativity permeates society more than positivity.

Is It Bad Reaching For Perfection? – I owned up to never being able to achieve perfection and realizing that’s not so bad after all.

Always Try To Be The Best – This was my response post to someone else who’d written that trying to be the best is a waste of time.

The Business Consequences Of Bullying – We learned this year that becoming an adult doesn’t mean bullying doesn’t occur, and in this case it took on racial tones.

How Do You Show Value? – When all is said and done we all reach whatever heights we do because we offer someone value; the opposite applies also.

That’s it. Let’s make this a strong and positive 2014; you with me?
 

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