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April 24, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 12 Ways to Be an Engaged Employee, Building Open Communication with Your Team & the Power of Value Based Leadership

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 improving your public speaking, four steps for building open communication with your team and ways to be an engaged employee.  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.

  • Why is Value Based Leadership So Powerful?
    By Mark Lukens (@marklukens), Switch & Shift
    “The idea that business should be value driven is an increasingly influential one, and rightly so. The days when we could be content to make profit our only value, and when we could delude ourselves that that in itself was not a value judgment, are far behind…
  • 12 Ways to Be an Engaged Employee
    By Hannah Morgan (@careersherpa), US News
    Employee engagement is a trendy term being thrown around right now by companies. But what exactly is it?  Employee engagement is ‘about connecting with the company,’ writes Sharlyn Lauby…”
  • Self-Awareness and Leadership: 4 Things to Consider
    By Heidi Oran (@HeidiOran), Thin Difference
    It has become quite fashionable over recent years to find quizzes and self-assessments on a number of things; something that stands out to me are those based around personality. For example…”
  • 4 Steps for Building Open Communication with Your Team
    By Christine Casper (@CMocklerCasper), Fast Company
    How many warnings about data security risks went unheard—or unspoken—from Home Depot employees? Could it be only two people were aware of bogus classes for star athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill? Ignition-switch defects…”
  • Public Speaking 101: How to Wow an Audience
    By Bruce Kasanoff (@BruceKasanoff), Forbes
    Over the past year, I’ve started my paid speeches in a counter-intuitive fashion. ‘I’m not that good a speaker,’ I say. ‘ I’m also not smarter than you or more accomplished than you. To be completely honest, I make my living as a writer, but…”

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

-          David Grossman 


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