If you’re a frequent blogger you know that coming up with original material is not always easy. If you are a Tweeter, finding content about which to Tweet every 30 minutes is not so simple either. So as you scour the web I’m sure you’ve encountered a few subjects that have been done to death.
For example, leadership lessons. I love when I see lists on leadership lessons because I love to Tweet about them or post them in my Linkedin activity feed. Unfortunately as I dig deeper into the content of what I’m posting on leadership perhaps all I really am accomplishing with my social posts is to pollute our cyberspace with the smog of overdone content. Take a look at the recent posts below and you’ll understand of what I speak.
From Business Insider:
Okay, if this is the one thing I need to know then I can stop here and never read another leadership list from Business Insider again right?
Wait a second! This says there are a few leadership skills, not just one! What gives?
Hold up! Now I don’t need to look for just “one thing” in my new hires nor a few but nine?
The “And” factor? So this is truly the real key to leadership right? It isn’t the “one thing” in the first list, the few in the second or the nine in the third correct? Please stop messing with me!
So evidently Miley Cyrus and Lady GaGa must know about the “And” factor. Who knew they were so business savvy?
Screw you extroverts, you don’t get a list!
I’d raise hell on this one but technically this is the most important “skill” and not “lesson”. I’ve got my eyes on you though Inc.
What? “Go to the mattresses” didn’t make the cut? What kind of list is this?!
Wow even federal holidays are teaching us about leadership!
Oh, here we go! This list is for “true” leaders, not all you posers reading the other lists.
When you go to this post they actually have a link pointing to additional leadership lessons from Machiavelli. When you click the Machiavelli link it provides yet another link to more leadership lessons learned from growing up in New York. Machiavelli grew up in New York?
I love you Iron Lady but I don’t believe you sanctioned this list.
I’m a human so I don’t think planes can teach me anything about leadership.
Five, but the headline lists only three?
How about this for a lesson, DON’T buy Baltic Avenue!
This isn’t one lesson, the key lesson, or the most important lesson, it’s the BIG lesson!
The 2013 version? Crap, I’m still using LeBron’s 2012 lessons! No wonder I got no game in the office!
Okay, I’m gonna have to draw the line on taking leadership lessons from a city.
For the record I love visiting every one of these publications online. I just wanted to paint a picture for you of the leadership madness occurring online. Now I’m off to write a new post, “Eight leadership lessons from Dom Deluise.” Stay tuned!