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August 7, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 7 Questions Critical to Your Purpose in Business, How to Make Decisions More Efficiently & Giving Feedback

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 why feedback without measurement isn’t effective, making decisions more efficiently and building a team of workplace teachers.  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.

  • Feedback Without Measurement Won’t Do Any Good
    By Michael Schrage, (@HarvardBiz) Harvard Business Review
    The managerial feedback was excellent — crisp, clear, and constructive. Its tone was caring, compassionate, and compelling. Each criticism was consequently heard, acknowledged, and understood. Message received…”
  • Emotional Connection is the Heart of Leadership, Right?
    By David Sturt and Todd Nordstrom (@david_sturt), Forbes
    Ten years ago Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd, the exclusive Domino’s Pizza franchisee in India, was failing. Not only was the company bleeding red ink and struggling to service its debt, it had also generated…”
  • 7 Provoking Questions Critical to Your Purpose in Business
    By Kristof De Wulf (@kristofdewulf), Switch & Shift
    It seems the corporate world more than ever understands this message, with the concept of purpose being more talked about these days than the concept of sustainability. Purpose is king and there is no turning back…”
  • How to Make Decisions More Efficiently
    By First Round Review (@firstround), Fast Company
    I’ve long believed that speed is the ultimate weapon in business. All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Speed is a defining characteristic—if not the defining characteristic—of the leader in virtually every industry you look at…”
  • Build a Team of Workplace Teachers
    By Naphtali Hoff (@impactfulcoach), SmartBlog on Leadership
    Much has been written about how 21st century leaders differ from their 20th century counterparts. Today’s leaders must guide complex organizations that are more virtual and multinational in nature than ever before. They must nimbly navigate through…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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