The problem is, if you buy a gift, you could be seen as sucking up. But if you don't, and everyone else does, your might get stuck with being the safety coordinator for the next two years.
And what if you have a lousy boss? Then what do you do? Take the day off? Fake a seizure?
Well, how about giving the gift of leadership development? The best leaders I've known are always looking for new ideas and advice on how to improve their leadership skills. And if you're stuck with an average or lousy boss, who knows, maybe they'll accidentally pick up a few good ideas and surprise you.
So, in honor of Bosses Day, here's the 4th edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Go ahead and forward it to your boss with a nice note.
Featured Posts: Here's the best of the best, in my completely subjective and biased opinion:
Another newcomer to the Carnival is Gautam Ghosh. This was one of the first blogs I starting following, lost sight of for a while, and have just starting following it again. Welcome Gautam, with On Learning to Learn posted at Gautam Ghosh - Management Consultant.
I'm pleased to welcome Anna Farmery, from The Engaging Brand. Anna used to run her own leadership development carnival, and I'm honored she's given us Wind - Bad Condition for Leaders to Have!
It wouldn't be a leadership development carnival if Wally Bock didn't show up. Wally's submitted posts from both of his blogs, Birdshot for the first round posted at Three Star Leadership Blog, and Help! I’ve been merged! posted at Momentor.
Welcome Miki Saxon to the festivities! Miki's also got a couple of nice blogs. Here's Leadership falls on its ass posted at Leadership Turn (couldn't resist the title), and A corporate culture for all seasons. posted at MAPping Company Success.
One of my favorite legal bloggers, Michael Moore, serves up Paul Newman: A Lesson in Leadership from Butch Cassidy posted at Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog.
And finally, the man who brings you the "Fab Five", Chris Young, presenting Employee Productivity Coaching Tip - Effective Time Management posted at Maximize Possibility Blog.
But wait, there's more!
Here's even more great leadership development posts, in chronological order, first submitted to last (yeah, I'm bending the "must be less than two weeks old" guideline - that's why they call it a guideline). I really tried to cut down on a lot of the personal development posts, only including those that I thought were relevant to leadership development.
Britannica Blog presents 6 Unwritten Rules to Advancement in the Workplace (Professional Networking 2.0) posted at Britannica Blog.
Simon Stapleton presents The Most Inspiring Book I Have Ever Read! Peter Drucker's 'The Effective Executive' posted at SimonStapleton.com.
George L Smyth presents One Minute How-To - How To Tune In To Be A Successful Business Leader posted at George L Smyth.
Erik Samdahl presents How to deal with managerial resistance to employee coaching posted at Productivity Blog.
Marcus A Smith presents Public Speaking Quick Tip: Find Positive Energy Sources in the Audience posted at http://www.marcusasmith.com/.
Kacper Wrzesniewski presents 15 Advices For Creative And Productive Brainstorming posted at KacperWrzesniewski.com.
Michael Miles presents Effortless Abundance » The wisdom of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross posted at Effortless Abundance.
Alice Snell presents Taleo Blog - Talent Management Solutions - Succession Planning Strategies posted at Taleo Blog - Talent Management Solutions.
Greg Shuey presents Which Comes First, Coaching or the Need for Coaching? Part 2 posted at CMOE- Coaching.