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March 20, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Ways to Move a Culture to a Community, Motivation at Work & The Power of Your Leadership Story


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 ways to make your work culture a community, the importance of telling your story as a leader and 10 quotes from the best business books of 2015.  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.

  • The Naked Truth: How to Uncover an Insecure Leader
    By Lolly Daskal, Inc.
    If you've ever worked with an insecure leader, you understand the problem of insecurity--and the damage it can do.  The trick is to discover and intercept the warning signs of insecurity within yourself. It's a necessary effort…”
  • 10 Quotes From the Best Business Books of 2015 (So Far)
    By John Brandon, Inc.
    I'm a voracious reader. I usually have a stack of books in my office and tend to bring a few along on business trips. (If you see me at SxSW this week, I might be reading a book.) For the past two months, I've been reading a few hand-picked business books…
  • 5 Ways to Move a Culture to a Community
    By Jon Mertz, Switch & Shift
    ’At Facebook, Boss Is a Dirty Word’ announces the headline in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Facebook has a majority of Millennials working within their company. The median age is 28. …”
  • The Power of Your Leadership Story
    By Tim Tobin, SmartBlog on Leadership
    Stories have power. They move people in a way that facts and figures can’t. Many leaders use stories as a tool, but most have no idea what tale their own leadership is telling.  By thinking of your career…”
  • Motivation at Work: Six Action Steps for Leaders
    By David Witt, Blanchard LeaderChat
    Recent research into motivation has shown us that, at least in the corporate world, we don’t have the complete story. In their latest column for Training Industry Magazine Ken Blanchard and Scott Blanchard share that typical variations of the carrot .…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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