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November 15, 2019

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Tools for Communicating Vision, Understanding Narcissistic CEOs, Growing Team Trust with Listening, 4 Leadership Mindsets for the New Economy, Committing to Change Initiatives


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:

  • Five Tools for Communicating Vision
    By Mark Cole (@JohnMaxwellTeam via @JohnCMaxwell), John C. Maxwell

    Many consider Winston Churchill to be great at communicating vision, especially during World War II and in a way that unified and mobilized the British people. He developed this pattern of 5 tools.

    One of my favorite lessons John Maxwell teaches is, 'A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.' The most important point is the first one—'A leader knows the way'—because if the leader doesn’t know the way it will be impossible to go the way and show the way...”
  • Narcissistic CEOs Weaken Collaboration and Integrity
    By Katia Savchuk (@katiasav and @StanfordGSB), Insights by Standford Business

    Researchers examine the kind of company culture that narcissists inspire.

    “But ignoring the harm that narcissistic leaders can cause is perilous, argues Charles A. O’Reilly III, the Frank E. Buck Professor of Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business. 'We see the 10% of narcissists that succeeded and call them visionaries,' he says. 'We’re not looking at the 90% who flamed out and caused irreparable damage. By talking about narcissism as though it might be positive, we’re not paying attention to how dangerous these people can be.'...”

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  • Great Leadership Tool to Grow Team Trust - A Listening Campaign
    By Terri Klass (@TerriKlass)

    Get 5 steps to restoring trust with a listening campaign.

    Although teams and organizations strive for a well-run flow, the reality is often the opposite occurs. Teams breakdown or become out of sync for many different reasons. It may not happen like a giant volcanic eruption but over a period of months or years an organization begins to unravel. Rumors can circulate and there is less and less trust among leaders and team members...”
  • Leadership Mindsets for the New Economy
    By Douglas A. Ready (@Doug_Ready via @mitsmr), MIT Sloan Management Review

    From analyzing survey data of more than 4,000 managers and executives, and dozens of interviews with C-level executives from around the globe, these four leadership mindsets driving the new economy were identified.

    Mindsets are mental maps that reflect and guide how people behave in organizations. They signal how people operate and what they are about. So, what leadership mindsets did respondents and interviewees feel were critical to winning in the digital economy?…”

  • This Is How to Help Employees Commit to Change Initiatives
    By Liz Kislik (@LizKislik), Wisdom Workplace Blog

    Here are 5 suggestions that focus on helping employees see that they actually matter in the change initiative process.

    “About a month ago, I was interviewed by Jim Karrh, the consultant, coach, and discerning host of the podcast Manage Your Message. Jim recognizes that the way leaders manage their messaging makes a significant difference in their productivity and success ... We went deep on the subject of how leaders can encourage employees’ participation during a change initiative. That can be a real struggle, particularly when an organization has even a small history of failed initiatives in its past...”
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What were some of the top leadership and communication articles you read this week?

David Grossman

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