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June 12, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Steps to Improve Your Leadership Style, Essential Talents of Effective Managers & Ways to Respond to Negative Emails

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 how to create a culture of daily mentorship, seizing the opportunity of employee activism and the 7 essential talents of effective managers.  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.

  • Employee Activism: Are You Seizing the Opportunity
    By Switch & Shift (@switchandshift)
    This week, inspired by a ground-breaking report from Weber Shandwick, the #SocialLeader community took on “employee activism” – where our employees and team members care enough about our products, services and mission to become…”
  • How to Create a Culture of Daily Mentorship
    By Casey Hughes & Gabrey Means (@GrowMarketing), Inc.
    Team development and growth is critical to every business and retaining top talent is more important than ever. However, a great compensation package alone will not ensure a talented worker stays in the fold…”
  • 5 Steps to Improve Your Leadership Style
    By Scott Eblin (@ScottEblin), Fast Company
    “In my 15 years of executive coaching and running leadership development programs, I’ve worked with thousands of leaders charged with getting different results.  A number of scenarios can drive…”
  • 7 Essential Talents of Effective Managers
    By Sebastian Bailey (@DrSebBailey), SmartBlog on Leadership
    Forget state-of-the-art IT systems and over-the-top marketing campaigns. Often, the secret to improving a company’s productivity and skyrocketing its growth lies in its people — more specifically, the managers who understand the…”
  • 5 Ways to Respond to Negative, Evil Emails
    By Travis Bradberry (@Entrepreneur), Entrepreneur
    We’ve all been on the receiving end of a scathing email, as well as its mysterious, vaguely insulting cousins. You know the messages I’m referring to. They don’t need exclamation points or all caps to teem with anger and drip with sarcasm…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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