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August 15, 2014

Weekly Round-Up: On Developing Your Storytelling Strategy, 25 Things You Shouldn’t Do Over Email & Boosting Your Productivity by Single-Tasking

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Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays I pull some of the best together here on my blog. So in case you’ve missed them, here is this week’s round-up of top posts.

They’ll 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.

  • How Single-Tasking Boosts Your Productivity
    By Kevan Lee, Fast Company
    “While writing this post, I had 18 tabs open. I’d like to say they were all for research, although I’m pretty sure one or two slipped down a YouTube wormhole  Does this…”
  • 25 Acts of Email Cruelty
    By John Brandon, Inc.
    “You arrive at work and the first message waiting at the top of your Gmail is rude, sarcastic, and demeaning. That's not exactly the intended use of the communication method…”
  • 4 Questions to Develop Your Storytelling Strategy
    By Paul VanDeCarr, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
    “Don’t get me wrong, each of these questions is driven by a valid desire. You want to pay tribute to your organization’s namesake. You want to leverage the mainstream media…”
  • Leaders Need This Skill to Ask the Right Questions
    By John Converse Townsend, Forbes
    “Empathy—that seven-letter word seems to be everywhere these days. It’s all over the pages of the Washington Post, it’s being “engineered” at developer boot camps…”
  • 3 Surprising Ways Leaders Create Change Resistance
    By Patti Johnson, Switch & Shift
    “Leading a change is very different than other work. Change takes hearts and minds before a process can change or the new product is realized.  Individuals join in, bring…”

 

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

-          David Grossman 

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