Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.
This week you’ll read articles on 5 must-dos to avoid the breaking point in your life and leadership, storytelling tips from Obama’s speechwriter, understanding the 7 leader archetypes, uncommon qualities of truly authentic millennials, and work is a relationship, not a contract. These articles will provide you with tips, strategies and thought-starters from many of the smart folks in my network. So whether you’re a new leader or an industry veteran there’ll be something here for you.
- 5 Must-Dos to Avoid the Breaking Point in Your Life and Leadership
By Alli Polin (@AlliPolin), Break the Frame
“Maybe it’s your health or perhaps your sanity that goes first. Maybe it’s an important project, or you miss your child’s big day. Each one of these is a sign that there’s too much on your shelf and your breaking point is near…”
- Storytelling Tips from Obama’s Speechwriter, Unpacked
By Steve Seager (@steveseager)
“Jon Favreau, Obama’s former Director of Speechwriting, offers advice on how to improve your speechwriting skills. However, with some judicious unpacking, Favreau’s advice can help you become a more effective storyteller, regardless of discipline…”
- Understanding the 7 Leader Archetypes
By Lolly Daskel (@LollyDaskal), SHRM
“Each archetype's rise is fueled by activating a distinct set of valuable traits, but these same talents hide a shadow side. When faced with challenges and uncertainty, it's not uncommon for soaring leaders to be debilitated by the shadow side of the very traits that made them successful…”
- Uncommon Qualities of Truly Authentic Millennials
By Danny Rubin (@DannyHRubin via @YouTern), YouTern
“Over the years, Gen Y has become the arbiter of authenticity. But if we demand “realness” from others, including business and world leaders, shouldn’t we also seek it in ourselves?…”
- Work is a Relationship, Not a Contract
By Jason Lauritsen (@JasonLauritsen)
“If I were to show you just this list and ask you what it describes, “work” is not likely the first thing you’d say. You’d probably guess that they describe some kind of relationship–with your best friend or spouse or maybe a family member...”
What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?
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