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September 12, 2014

Weekly Round-Up: On 7 Acts of Generosity That Help Leaders Grow Business, 4 Steps for Getting Honest Feedback & Leading With a Light Touch

Giving Feedback, Growing Leaders

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.

  • Developing Leaders: Turning Life Into Learning
    By Julie Winkle Giulioni, SmartBlog On Leadership
    According to Bersin by Deloitte, U.S.-based companies invested more the $15 billion in 2013 to develop their leaders.  The dollars were spent on a variety of activities designed to build leadership competencies and skills. These activities included external…”
  • The Managers Guide To Leading With A Light Touch
    By KC Ifeanyi, Fast Company
    “It may be difficult to think of any part of well-established colossus Adobe as a startup, but that’s exactly how Ashley Still, senior director of product management at Adobe, sees…”
  • 7 Acts of Generosity That Help Leaders Grow Great Business
    By Rene Lacerte, Inc.  
    “Improve your team leadership by putting gratitude in all your actions.  Don’t be afraid to show your heart and help others.  Generosity comes from the heart.  It needs to be in all your actions…”
  • How To Succeed When Your Boss Doesn’t Have Time For You
    By Avery Augustine, Forbes
    For employees who are used to being micromanaged or butting heads with their boss, having a manager who keeps his or her distance may seem like a dream—or at least, a pretty good problem to have…”
  • 4 Steps For Asking (And Getting) Truly Honest Feedback
    By Jennifer Winter, The Muse
    It’s no secret: Feedback will make you better—personally, and definitely professionally.  But, it’s also a tricky thing.  It’s only natural to elicit feedback during a review process or after a…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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