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April 17, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: 7 Skills to Be a More Influential Leader, Stress Management Techniques & How to Simplify the Way We Work

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 finding your leadership sweet spot, why it’s important to also learn from your success as much as your failures and effective stress management techniques.  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.

  • 7 Skills to Be a More Influential Leader
    By Dr. Karen Keller (@KarenKeller), Switch & Shift
    We’ve all seen it. Someone gets up to speak at a conference or team meeting, and people reach for their cell phones to check email, and another person gets up to speak and the room sits, completely captivated.  There are those…
  • How to Simplify the Way We Work
    By Tanveer Naseer (@TanveerNaseer)
    After the tough winter season most of us have had this year, it’s understandable that many of us are eager for Springtime weather to finally take hold so we might once again enjoy a warm sun under blue skies…”
  • How to Find Your Leadership Sweet Spot
    By Lee Colan (@LeeColan), Inc.
    Most types of sports equipment--a golf club, a tennis racquet, a baseball bat--have a specific spot that, if the ball hits it, will give the player the optimal result. Hitting this sweet spot yields a long drive down the fairway…”
  • Why You Should Question Success Just as Much as Failure
    By Laura Vanderkam (@lvanderkam), Fast Company
    Success and failure are very different concepts, but they’ve got something in common: Both are often missed opportunities. No one likes to fail.  Organizations tend to treat falling sales or slow product launches as…”
  • 11 Effective Stress Management Techniques for Leaders
    By When I Work (@wheniwork)
    Small business owners may just be the hardest and longest working people in our economy.  You understand why you’re stressed.  The life of a small business owner is tough.  There’s the unpredictable…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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