It's the problem, not the person
It happens to all of us - we confuse the problem with the person that raised it. Read it and ask yourself if you are "punishing" a teammate because of it (if you are, fix it!).
8 Tips For Leading Those Who Don't Want to Follow
Sometimes things do not go as you plan. This post offers great tips for how to create alignment even when the current situation is far from being ideal. I highly recommend it to first time leaders (in any position).
2012. Hard Lessons Learned.
Ben Milne's lessons learned are an amazing read because he shares his deepest pains of being a leader. As the CEO of Dwolla he had to handle a lot of these challenges alone, thus the huge respect and value I see in reading this post.
Adii's post is humbling and inspiring. Sometimes, 15-minutes of "dirty" work is really what a leader must do to increase others productivity and happiness.
What Company Culture IS and IS NOT
Rand Fishkin is angry and I cannot blame him. The "culture" of a company nowadays is being measured by the amount of parties it throws instead of the values it stand for. Recommended read for those who still trying to define their own culture!
Improving Twitter search with real-time human computation
What I love about this post is the fact Twitter puts the user first, rather than their internal engineering problems. Instead of "insisting" to solve it only with cumputational work, they use people and process to produce great solution. You'll be fascinated with this one, I promise.
@randfish: Culture fit is not about movies or hobbies. It's about finding people who share the same core values & hierarchy for what matters.
@rands: You'll get more done when you stop thinking someone else is in charge.