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September 4, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 12 Employee Emotional Needs to Honor, Taking Action on Personal Growth & Secrets of Passionate Organizations

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 why compassion is key to succeeding at leadership, 4 steps to taking action on personal growth and secrets of passionate organizations.  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.

  • Leadership is One Big Sandbox
    By Dean Brenner (@TheLatimerGroup), Switch & Shift
    Respect in the workplace comes in many forms. Little demonstrations of respect here and there, all of them seemingly small and unnoticed, eventually add up to something significant. You contribute to a respectful workplace every day…”


  • Leadership Emotion Radar: 12 Employee Emotional Needs to Honor
    By Kate Nasser Smart SenseAbilities Blog (@KateNasser)
    There are leaders who think that emotions are a detour from success. I see this especially in highly analytic personalities and technical leaders. To them logic is the true path to success. There are other leaders who think emotions are a necessary…”
  • 4 Secrets of Passionate Organizations
    By Skip Prichard Leadership Insights (@SkipPrichard)
    To treat others the way they want to be treated, we need to understand them. What techniques do you recommend to have someone listen and really understand someone in order to make secret one work…”
  • Why Compassion is Key to Succeeding at Leadership
    By Tanveer Naseer (@TanveerNaseer)
    With the arrival of September, many of us are returning to our regular routines now that our children are back in school and the period for taking summer vacation breaks has come to an end. For myself, this September also marks a…”
  • 4 Steps to Finding, Defining, and Taking Action on Personal Growth
    By Joanne Maynard, Blanchard LeaderChat
    American social philosopher Eric Hoffer wrote, “In times of change, learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”  I’d like to take it one step further suggesting…”


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

-          David Grossman 


Listening Article Fast Company



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