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April 5, 2019

Weekly Round-Up: 6 Elements of a Healthy Culture, Better Team Performance, Shaping Company Culture, 2 Approaches to Engage Employees, Protecting Your Integrity


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

  • 6 Key Elements of a Healthy Culture
    By Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard), Leadership Insights

    Find out what the definition of workplace culture is, why it's important, common leadership mistakes when thinking about culture, and steps to take to improve your workplace culture.

    Workplace culture is really about how people behave and interact. This includes how decisions are made, how disagreements are voiced, how conflict is resolved, and how people connect when they pass in the hall...”
  • Unfreeze Congruence for Better Team Performance
    By Jon Mertz (@jonmertz via @ThinDifference), Thin Difference

    Leaders work towards congruence with their teams and inside their organization. Find out why that might not be the formula for optimal team performance.

    Although there is truth in congruence, it also can create resistance. Leaders need to unfreeze congruence and disrupt what is comfortable and similar. When incongruence happens, better team performance can scale to a new level…”

  • How Leaders Shape Company Culture
    By William Craig (@webfxbill via @Forbes), Forbes

    Take a look at how and why leaders are the key to shaping company culture, inside and outside the company walls.

    Many companies take culture far too lightly. Perhaps some think it's a trait that will simply sort itself out given enough time. Others build a kind of surrogate for culture by populating their break rooms and common areas with pool tables, pop culture tchotchkes and focus-grouped slogans....”

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  • 2 Vital Approaches for Engaging Employees
    By Shane Metcalf (@15Five via @RaganComms), Ragan Communications

    Healthy cultures thrive when supervisors and managers are present and communicate. Get two tactics for increasing engagement with your employees. 

    “Honest, open communication bolsters retention and engagement, developing homegrown brand ambassadors and improving customer service, all of which lead to higher revenue...”

    Read more >> 
  • Culture Leadership Charge: Protect Your Integrity
    By S. Chris Edmonds (@scedmonds), The Purposeful Culture Group

    Chris shares a story about being asked to lie – by his boss – and how he handled it.

    There are no small lies. Your integrity is built and maintained when you do what you say you will do, in service to others. Your integrity is eroded when you behave in ways that are self-serving or demeaning to others around you. Why do people lie?…”


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

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