Top Leadership Articles of the Week

Condoleezza Rice Joins Push to Groom Women Leaders Through Golf

Condoleeza Rice will be leading the KPMG Future Leaders program that will provide college scholarships to top high school seniors along with golf instruction and a mentoring relationship with a female executive.

“The game of golf can help develop strong character and life skills, including goal-setting, leadership and personal responsibility,” said Rice, who in 2012 became one of the first female members of the venerable Augusta National Golf Club. “It can help develop valuable traits such as determination, perseverance and the will to work hard to achieve goals. Golf is also a great avenue for women in business to build relationships.”

6 Mental Mistakes Leaders Make

Part of leadership development is heightening awareness around oneself. The physical, mental and emotional habits that comprise one’s being are just that—habitual—and can become toxic if you don’t take the time to become aware of what works, what doesn’t and why.

Read about the six mental mistakes leaders make that hold back their effectiveness.

Delight Your Customers

Warren Buffett talks to Fortune about The One Thing Warren Buffett Says Every Business Must Do.

“Put it in lipstick on your mirror, or whatever,” Buffett said. “Any business with delighted customers has a sales force they won’t have to pay; You don’t see them, but they are talking to people all the time.”

Cultivating Diversity in Tech

Data shows that there are many more black and hispanic students graduating from technical fields than actually working in tech. See what tech incubators like NewME and Blue1647 are actually doing about it.

4 Ways to Give Employees More of the Control They Want

Heather Huhman writes that employees have managers for a reason, but handing over the reins and giving employees more control can make for happier, more engaged employees. Here are a few ways to do that.  

The 10 Fastest Growing Careers

The top 10 on CareerBuilder’s list, with percentage growth over the next five years:

  • Online retailing – 32%
  • Translation services – 28%
  • Physical/occupational/speech therapy – 25%
  • Home health care – 24%
  • Retirement centers – 24%
  • Telemarketing bureaus, other customer contact centers – 20%
  • Marketing consulting – 20%
  • Environmental/conservation organizations – 19%
  • Computer system design – 19%
  • Portfolio management – 18%

Hope you found something in the list that piqued your interest. Until next week.