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October 30, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 6 Steps to Foster an Optimistic Workplace, Use Storytelling to Create Employee Engagement & 7 Characteristics of a High Performing Team

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 5 ways to determine if your communications team needs outside help, 6 steps to foster trust in the workplace and how to use storytelling to increase employee engagement.  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 Determine If Your Communications Team Needs Outside Help
    By Kathy Schaeffer,(@KSAPR) KSA
    Most large organizations have highly competent public relations and marketing teams. Those professionals work day in and day out to promote the business, build the brand and communicate…”
  • 6 Steps to Foster Trust, Community, and an Optimistic Workplace
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Blanchard LeaderChat
    We are in desperate need for a new model of leadership in organizations. The type of leadership we’ve seen the last several decades has produced record low levels of trust and engagement in the workforce…”
  • Leadership Styles Are Often Why CEOs Get Fired 
    By Mark Murphy (@LeadershipIQ), Forbes
    “It's a long held belief that CEOs get fired…(or forced to resign or retire under pressure) because of 'current financial performance.' But one of my past studies found that's wrong. My team and I...”
  • Use Storytelling to Create Employee Engagement
    By Sharlyn Lauby (@sharlyn_lauby), HR Bartender
    One of the key ingredients to organizational culture is its stories. At this year’s WorkHuman conference hosted by Globoforce, one of the sessions focused on effective storytelling. The speaker mentioned four principles from Steve Denning that are essential to effective storytelling…”
  • 7 Characteristics Of A High Performing Team
    By Eunice Parisi-Carew (@Parisicarew), Lead Change Group
    When I first started working with teams, I heard the phrase High Performing Team (HPT) used frequently. I understood that a this type of team produced consistent quality results about each other…”                                                                                                  

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

-          David Grossman 

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