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September 9, 2016

Weekly Round-Up: Authentic Leaders, The 5 Whys, Employees & Customers, Minimalist Leaders, and Advice to Ignore

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 articles on making leader’s content more authentic, 5 whys to get to the root of the matter, bring customers to life for your employees, enlightening ways to clock time, and management advice leaders should ignore. 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.

  • How to make your leader’s content more authentic
    By Andrew Cooper (@acooper87), LinkedIn

    “A constant battle for all communicators is how to make your leader’s content more authentic. In a time poor environment where leaders have to devote their time to all areas of the organisation, communicators have to resort to writing or creating content on their leader’s behalf
  • Minimalist Leaders: 5 Enlightened Ways They Clock Time
    By Jon Mertz (@ThinDifference), Thin Difference

    “A practice is a continuous effort to get better in a defined area. To achieve this state, minimalist leaders use their time in a conscious way. By doing so, their practice of being a minimalist leader improves. The corresponding impact is the people around them also get better in their pursuit of the organizational purpose and mission …”
  • The 5 Pieces Of Management Advice Leaders Should Ignore
    By Lewis Humphries (@leadchangegroup), Lead Change Group

    “Many universal attributes underpin great leadership, from an ability to engage others to supreme communication skills. There are a host of additional skills that many people associate with great leadership, however, despite the fact that they actually undermine your ability to guide others and achieve sustainable success …”

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

-          David Grossman 


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