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August 30, 2019

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Leadership Communication Lessons, How to Be a Leader, Why Introverts Make Great Leaders, Making Internal Comms Interactive, How to Clarify Your Corporate Strategy

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Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • 5 Priceless Leadership Communication Lessons Learned the Hard Way
    By Art Petty (@artpetty via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    Five lessons the author learned – sometimes the hard way – over two decades of leading and guiding others.

    An early career mentor of mine -- a senior leader -- regularly reminded me, 'Art, you'll go as far as you can communicate.' I took him seriously, and I worked hard to emulate his energetic, confident stage style, and thoughtful one-on-one demeanor. And while 'presence' is important, I learned over time that succeeding as a communicator was much more about substance than smile and style...”
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  • What It Takes to Be a Leader
    By David Nielson (@dnaworldwideHQ via @greatleadership), Great Leadership

    Get a simple formula to follow for taking action and holding yourself accountable to the goals you set out to do as a leader.

    “At a conference I attended about a month ago, I had the chance to speak with the president of a mid-market company in the Internet of Things or “IoT” space, as it’s often called. After a 20-minute conversation about his strategy for the company, I left thinking: 'I have no idea what his strategy is'...”

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  • Eight Reasons Why Introverts Make Great Leaders
    By Alexandra Mills via SmartCompany (@SmartCompany)

    Find out why introverts should embrace their characteristics and use them to their advantage as leaders.

    “Susan Cain’s TED talk and book Quiet: The Power of Introverts brought to light the amazing qualities of introverts. I’m an extreme introvert on the measurable scale that psychologists or coaches would use, but that hasn’t held me back. Quite the opposite, in fact...”

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  • 3 Strategies for Making Internal Communications Interactive
    By Tim Vaughan (@timvaughanmedia via @PoppuloSays), Poppulo

    Here are three different techniques to use to create a more interactive internal communications strategy.

    One good way to address the challenge of employee engagement is by making your Employee Communications strategy more interactive. An effective communications strategy won’t just be about pushing messages out to employees, it will give as much priority to enabling their participation in the communication…”

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  • How Corporate Speak Kills Strategy
    By Scott Edinger (@ScottKEdinger via @Forbes), Forbes

    Three principles for helping leaders to clarify their strategic intent for the business.

    “At a conference I attended about a month ago, I had the chance to speak with the president of a mid-market company in the Internet of Things or 'IoT' space, as it’s often called. After a 20-minute conversation about his strategy for the company, I left thinking: 'I have no idea what his strategy is'...”
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What were some of the top leadership and communication articles you read this week?

David Grossman


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