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September 22, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: 7 Leadership Mistakes, Tough Work Relationships, 3 Entrepreneurs on Failure, Thriving Workforce, & Be Congruent

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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 7 major leadership mistakes you're making, tough work relationships and what you can do about them, 3 famous entrepreneurs who can teach you a lot about failure, cultivating a thriving workplace no matter where your team works, and how to be congruent. 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.

  • 7 Major Leadership Mistakes You’re Making Right Now
    By Alli Polin (@AlliPolin), Break the Frame

    “Once upon a time, I was an HR consultant who was regularly invited into organizations to conduct 1×1 interviews with their employees. We’d talk about what was working, what wasn’t, and their suggestions for the future. Ultimately, I’d compile those results into a report for the senior leadership team…”
  • Tough Work Relationships: It’s Not Just You, It’s Me Too
    By Molly Page (@mollypg via @ThinDifference), Thin Difference

    “When work relationships go south, it’s easy to start pointing fingers. Things get uncomfortable in the office, and the lists of coworkers’ misdeeds practically write themselves. However, just like good relationships, bad relationships require two parties to create and continue. As tempting as it is to believe it, the problem can’t only be our coworkers…”
  • Three Famous Entrepreneurs Who Can Teach You A Lot About Failure
    By Kenny Kline (@jeffbullas), Jeff Bulla's Blog

    “The takeaway from this is always the same old chestnut: don’t be afraid of failure and follow your dreams. But I think perhaps that’s overly simplistic. What truly distinguished these entrepreneurs and their successes was not that they weren’t afraid to fail, but rather that they learned from the failures that ultimately led to their successes…”
  • Are you congruent?
    By Marcella Bremer (@MarcellaBremer), Leadership & Change

    “We tend to focus on What people say and are less aware of the How and Why they deliver that message right now. But aware or not, the How (the body language and tone of voice) determines the effect of every interaction and we respond instinctively. The How determines whether we experience the other as authentic, honest, congruent or not...”

What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?

—David Grossman


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