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August 22, 2014

Weekly Round-Up: On What Leaders Can Learn From Robin Williams, Proven Ways to Connect With Your Employees & 5 Ways To Be A Leader Who Gets It

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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.

  • What Leaders Can Learn From Robin Williams
    By Ken Perlman, Switch & Shift
    “I am at the age when people I grew up idolizing, emulating, and imitating are dying.  It is one of very few things about this time in my life that really sucks.  Losing idols hits on so many levels that it’s hard…”
  • 7 Proven Ways to Genuinely Connect With Your Employees
    By Peter Economy, Inc.
    “Communicating openly with your employees, recognizing them for good work, and giving them room to grow will vastly improve their engagement and your company’s bottom line…”
  • 4 Lessons In Entrepreneurship I Learned From Working So-Called Dead-End Jobs
    By Chet Kittleson, Fast Company
    “My journey in entrepreneurship began over a decade ago when I was 15 years old microwaving gas station food and scrubbing diesel off of the concrete slabs beneath…”
  • Is Your Company Anti-Vacation?  Time To Rethink Time-Off Policies
    By Adam Hartung, Forbes
    Have you taken a summer vacation this year?  It’s almost Labor Day. Peak vacation time is Memorial Day to Labor Day. Almost since the Industrial Revolution began, removing people from farms, the family vacation…”
  • 5 Ways To Be A Leader Who Gets It
    By Jane Perdue, SmartBlog on Leadership
    “To some, being a leader is just a job. But to others, it’s a choice, a calling even, to inspire others to engage, perform, and achieve. The women and men who make this choice…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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