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 6 ways leaders should be like their mothers, how CEOs get their companies through tough times, how to engage in conflict without casualties, creating a millennial feedback loop in the workplace, and the biggest mistakes new executives make. 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.
- 6 Ways Leaders Should Be Like Mothers
By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading With Trust
“Today is a time we set aside to celebrate our mothers. Motherhood is often a thankless and tiring endeavor. It’s easy to take for granted the hard work, sacrifice, and love that moms contribute to our lives. So today we pause to appreciate the countless ways our mothers have positively influenced us and shaped us into the people we are today…”
- How CEOs Get Their Companies Through Tough Times
By Newport Board Group (@NewportBoard)
“Emerging growth companies must climb a steep hill to penetrate their market, grow revenue, and attain profitability. Setbacks, disappointment, and frustration are common occurrences…”
- How to Engage in Conflict Without Casualties
By Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard)
“Do you avoid conflict at all costs? Did you know the biggest change agents in history from Mother Theresa to Martin Luther King, Jr. were masters at practicing compassion while still engaging in conflict?…”
- Creating a Millennial Feedback Loop In the Workplace
By Hunt Scanlon Media (@HuntScanlon)
“Now that Millennials make up more than half of the American workforce, HR professionals are increasingly concerned about how to best cater to their workplace needs. Talent acquisition leaders recommend everything from nontraditional employee benefits like telecommuting and flexible leave to glamorous team retreats to help managers bolster their Millennial appeal. Problem is, it’s not working…”
- The Biggest Mistakes New Executives Make
By Sabina Nawaz (@sabinanawaz via @HarvardBiz), Harvard Business Review
“Organizations invest a lot of time and money in hiring the right CEO or senior executive to set a vision and make the changes in their company. Yet within the first 18 months, there’s a 50% chance the executive will leave the organization...”
What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?
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