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July 27, 2018

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Ways to Maintain Momentum, CEOs: Get Prepared, Corporate Culture & the Bottom Line, Chapters of Every Leader’s Journey, & 6 Strategies to Increase Followership


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

  • Survey: 68% of CEOs Admit They Weren’t Fully Prepared for the Job
    By Kati Najipoor-Schutte and Dick Patton (@HarvardBiz), Harvard Business Review

    “Participating anonymously, CEOs told us that while they did feel ready for the strategic and business aspects of their roles, they felt much less prepared for the personal and interpersonal components of leadership, which are just as critical to success. Here are some of the most surprising findings:…”
  • Corporate Culture and the Bottom Line
    By Annette Franz (@annettefranz), CX Journey

    “A recent study explored this issue in more depth to find out how the cultural background of team members influence how they work together. The research suggests that people from a multicultural background can play a crucial role in brokering the connections required for diverse teams to thrive...”
  • 6 Strategies for Dealing With Those Who Resist Your Leadership
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading with Trust

    “Leadership can be a pretty enjoyable gig when your team is 100% behind you. It seems like every decision you make turns out to the be the right one, morale is high, people are engaged and productive, and everyone is rowing the boat in the same direction. It’s a different story, though, when you’re trying to lead people who don’t want to follow…”

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

—David Grossman

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