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July 12, 2019

Weekly Round-Up: 8 Steps to a Truth-Telling Culture, 3 Upgrades for Work Meetings, 15 Trust Building Myths, 5 Internal Comms Tips, Lessons From Fictional Leaders


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

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

  • 8 Steps to Jumpstarting a Truth-telling Workplace Culture
    By Jim Haudan and Rich Behrens (@jhaudan via @greatleadership), Great Leadership

    Get 8 steps to a quick 45-minute activity that can give leaders insight into how comfortable their teams are talking about difficult issues and telling the truth.

    What do a water cooler, bathroom, and hallway all have in common? These are three places in the workplace where people feel “safe” to tell the truth. Many leaders believe that their people feel safe in telling them what they think and feel. But this is a misconception—or a blind spot...”
  • 3 Strategies to Change your Workplace Culture by Changing Your Meetings
    By Samantha Slade (@sam5 via @BKpub), Berrett-Koehler Publishers

    Here are 3 simple meeting steps that invite everyone to engage and show up creatively and collaboratively.

    The bottom line is that meetings are an effective barometer for gauging how well your organization is doing in terms of productivity, innovation, and teamwork. If you dream of an engaged organization where people show up with their full creativity and potential and really share responsibility, meetings are an easy, low-risk place to grow this dream...”
  • 15 Common Myths About Building Trust
    By Frank Sonnenberg (@FSonnenberg)

    Find out why these 15 myths on building trust are just that – myths.

    “1. A sound reputation always leads to trust. A reputation is helpful in building trust, but it’s only a start. Most people validate your reputation by comparing it to their actual experience. If your reputation matches their experience, you’re home free. If not, building trust may be an uphill climb...”

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  • 5 Tips For Better Internal Employee Communications
    By Nicole Klemp (@nicoleklemp via @emplify), Emplify

    Here are 5 tips to combine technology with human elements to help you deliver more impactful messages to employees and increase engagement.

    Nearly 30 percent of workers surveyed by Robert Half said communication and diplomacy are the areas where leaders need to improve most. Often, how well you deliver messages to employees is just as important as the information itself…”

  • 4 Inspiring Leaders from Fiction (and the Lessons They Teach)
    By Wanda Thibodeaux (@WandaThibodeaux via @Inc), Inc.

    These fictional characters from well-known books possess inspirational leadership qualities that can be applied in the real world.

    “Having people to look up to ultimately can make you the best leader possible. But you can look beyond real individuals when you need models--there are fabulous examples of leaders you can learn from in fiction, too...”
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What were some of the top leadership and communication articles you read this week?

David Grossman

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