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February 13, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 6 Ideas for Creating a Culture of Transparency, Leadership Lessons from Lincoln & Businesses' Billion Dollar Mistake

Weekly Round Up

Welcome to my weekly round-up of 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 see articles on encouraging transparency in the workplace, the importance of being mindful to better navigate your daily life, and inspiration from one of America’s great leaders, Abraham Lincoln.  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.

  • You Can’t Advertise Your Way to a Great Customer Experience
    By Jon Picoult, Carrier Management
    “What would it take to convince people that your business delivers a great customer experience? For tech giant Microsoft, the answer was more than $1 billion.  That’s how much the company reportedly spent on its Windows 8 marketing campaign…”
  • 6 Ideas for Creating a Culture of Transparency
    By Avi Singer, Switch & Shift
    You might have heard how Google provides transparency reports showing open information about laws and policies affecting its users.  Some companies take transparency a step further, providing open access to…
  • How Bosses Can Encourage Transparency in the Workplace
    By Robert V. Keteyian, Fast Company
    Professional development conversations are an important part of any company culture, but how do you create an environment where everyone is eager to engage in these high-value conversations…”
  • 7 Life Changing Leadership Lessons From Lincoln
    By Lolly Daskal, Inc.
    Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency are a lesson in great leadership qualities.  Some of his abilities were natural; others were consciously developed over the course of his life. Many are still relevant today…”
  • Success From the Inside Out
    By Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey, Melcrum
    Mindfulness. If you’re still thinking this is merely a touchy-feely trend practiced by yogis, creatives and the business elite – you’re way behind. Thousands of people in organizations around the world are now benefiting from…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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