June 9, 2017
Weekly Round-Up: Authenticity Beats Personal Branding, Energy of Encouragement, Become a Better Listener, Why People Quit Their Jobs, & Managers of Happy Teams
Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent 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 why Sheryl Sandberg says you don’t need a personal brand, the energy that comes from encouragement, how failure taught a leader how to become a better listener, why a lot of people quit their jobs, and 10 traits of managers whose teams are happy to come to work. 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.
- Sheryl Sandberg On Why You Don’t Need a Personal Brand
By Heleo Editors (@heleoworld), Heleo
“If you think you are building a personal brand, you will not have the career you want because you will not be authentic…”
- The Energy of Encouragement
By Scott Mabry (@soul2work), Soul To Work
“Leaders don’t just ask people to do things. Or tell them to do things. They help people believe they can do bigger things. And better things. Encouragement is a form of energy. It opens the door from the inside…”
- How Failure Taught Me To Become A Better Listener
By Tanveer Naseer (@TanveerNaseer)
“In one of my first management roles, I had the responsibility of overseeing the functioning of several laboratories in a biotech firm, along with managing the cleaning staff. As the cleaning staff didn’t come from a science background as I did, I wanted to help them understand the work that was being done and how their efforts helped with these ongoing projects…”
- Why Do People Quit Their Jobs, Exactly? Here's the Entire Reason, Summed Up in 1 Sentence
By Marcel Schwantes (@MarcelSchwantes via @Inc), Inc.
“This is the conclusion from decades of Gallup data and interviews with 25 million employees. But companies still keep getting it wrong…”
- 10 Traits of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy to Come to Work
By Sherrie Campbell (@Dr_Sherrie via @Entrepreneur), Entrepreneur
“The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important managers do all they can to make that time enjoyable, exciting and well-spent...”
What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?
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