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November 13, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Ways to Exercise Humility for Optimal Leadership, How Leaders Can Create Informed Employees & 10 Mistakes All Great Leaders Avoid in Building Work Culture

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 read articles on how to be a leader people choose to follow, how leaders can create informed employees and ways to exercise humility for optimal leadership.  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.

  • 5 Ways to Exercise Humility for Optimal Leadership
    By Dale Buss (@DaleDBuss), Chief Executive
    It’s little surprise that CEOs these days are demonstrating doses of humility. Between intensifying competition, a stubbornly slow-growing economy and an increasing number of CEOs publicly apologizing for their companies’ mistakes, the realities of…”
  • 10 Mistakes All Great Leaders Avoid in Building Work Culture
    By Shawn Murphy (@TheShawnMurphy), Switch & Shift
    Culture eats strategy for breakfast. It doesn’t matter how great your plans to introduce a new product to the market are if your culture weakens execution. Culture is how things get done around a company…”
  • How Leaders Can Create Informed Employees
    By Russ Fradin (@rfradin), Linked 2 Leadership
    Your employees are your lifeblood, and as a leader, one of your most important tasks is making sure they stay happy and productive. There are thousands of techniques you can use to boost employee satisfaction…”
  • Be a Leader People Choose to Follow
    By Jesse Lyn Stoner (@JesseLynStoner), Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership
    People follow leaders by choice. You can get compliance through imposing your authority, by coercion or manipulation, but you won’t be trusted and respected.  And when your followers…”
  • Speaking of Leadership- Words that Connect
    By Scott Mabry (@soul2work), Soul2Work
    One particularly difficult afternoon, a young woman on my team stopped by the office and asked if she could talk. As she sat down across from my desk I immediately sensed that she was hurting…”

                                                                                                  

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

-          David Grossman 

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