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May 22, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 4 Steps to Leverage Your Strengths at Work, How to Earn Respect as a Leader & Creating a Culture of Forgiveness

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 developing your leadership “X-Factor,” how vision requires action and 4 steps to effectively leverage your strengths at work.  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.

  • Four Steps to Effectively Leverage Your Strengths at Work
    By Lydia Dishman (@LydiaBreakfast), Fast Company
    “We’re often told to accentuate the positive, but when it comes to performance reviews and even day-to-day feedback, there’s a lot of emphasis on what can be done better. Working with peers, managers, and sometimes even coaches
  • 4 Ways to Develop Your Leadership “X-Factor”
    By Dr. Karen Keller (@KarenKeller), Switch & Shift
    Have you ever attended a presentation and found yourself immediately mesmerized by the speaker? Take a moment and think about the exact person you were listening to.  You probably felt as if…”
  • Celebrate Mistakes: Creating a Culture of Forgiveness
    By Joel Garfinkle (@JoelGarfinkle), SmartBlog on Leadership
    Your team is made up of some of the best — you have seen them in action and you know they’re great players. Every day, you see them minimize risk, manage issues and deliver quality work. They almost…”
  • How to Earn Respect as a Leader
    By Jim Whitehurst (@JWhitehurst), Harvard Business Review
    How would you be perceived in your organization’s meritocracy? Ask yourself if you command respect because people have to respect you or, rather, because you’ve truly earned respect. …”
  • Vision Requires Action: 7 Tips to Move and Keep Moving
    By Jesse Lyn Stoner (@JesseLynStoner), Seapoint Center
    Creating a shared vision is one of the most important roles of a leader. But vision alone is not enough. Vision requires action.  Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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