Weekly Round-Up: 6 Ways Humility Makes Better Leaders, Wisdom From PRSA Chief, Inspiring Empathetic Leadership and More Leadership Tips & Insights

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jul 10, 2020


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best leadership and communication blog posts I've seen recently. As we move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic and social crises, we wanted to share a few of the most thoughtful and compelling resources to help you respond courageously and compassionately as leaders, and take positive action as an organization.

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • 6 Ways Humility Can Make You A Better Leader
    By Gwen Moran (@gwenmoran via @FastCompany), Fast Company

    Leaders who are humble and admit mistakes outshine others. Use humility to be more effective as a leader in these six ways.

    When we think of traits leaders typically exhibit, many come to mind–including strength, charisma, enthusiasm, and vision. One important component is often overlooked: humility...”
  • PRSA Chief: Always Communicate Compassion and Civility
    By Seth Arenstein (@skarenstein via @PRNews), PR News

    Lots of insights and wisdom in this interview with PRSA chairperson T. Garland Stansell on leadership and communication.

    Editor’s Note: It’s a useful coincidence that in this moment PRSA’s chairperson, T. Garland Stansell, also is CCO of Children’s of Alabama, the pediatric health system in Birmingham. In a wide-ranging interview, we asked him about diversity & inclusion (D&I) and communications during the pandemic...”
  • July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival
    By Lead Change Group (@leadchangegroup), Lead Change Group

    Get insights and tips from over 20 global leadership experts in one spot.

    Welcome to the July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more...”
  • Why COVID-19 Is Inspiring Empathetic and Quiet Leadership
    By Josh Womack (@JoshuaWomack82 via @Entrepreneur), Entreprenuer

    Sometimes the greatest leaders are the ones we don’t always see or hear. This article looks at the leaders who are communicating behind-the-scenes.

    “Sam Walker, author of The Captain Class: A New Theory of Leadership, describes carrying water as those who "lead from the back." These types of individuals engage in practical, consistent communication and shun the spotlight. Leaders who carry water do thankless tasks in the shadows, and experts agree that small, simple acts of empathy are needed now, and could benefit business in the future...”
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What were some of the best resources you’ve read this week?

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