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July 21, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Avoid Labels, Create Great Culture with Diversity, Make Meaningful Work, Health and Healing, & Encourage Your Employees


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 4 reasons leaders need to avoid labels, create an inclusive and diverse workplace to improve culture, 5 ways great leaders make work meaningful for employees, a common desire for health and healing, and 7 ways to encourage your employees. 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.

  • Four Reasons Leaders Need To Avoid Labels
    By Terri Klass (@TerriKlass), Terri Klass Consulting

    “Labels were part of my upbringing. I say that because in my family each child was given a label to describe their abilities or personality. One of us was the baker and dramatic. One of us was pushy and a guitar player. One of us was an ice skater and not an academic. And crazy as it may seem, we lived up to those descriptions. They became us and we became them…”
  • 5 Ways Great Leaders Make Work Meaningful For Employees
    By Christine Comaford (@Comaford via @Forbes), Forbes

    “According to Harvard Business Review, “amazing bosses try to make work meaningful and enjoyable for employees. They’re most successful when they adhere to a few best practices.” I agree with these best practices and would like to take each one step further and offer a tool that will help you leverage each rule…”
  • A Common Desire for Health and Healing
    By Maya James (@ThinDifference), Thin Difference

    “There are few things that create common ground as much as the power of and desire to heal. No matter your background nor ethnicity, age or occupation, we all want to feel well...”
  • 7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees
    By Beth Miller (@SrExecAdvisor via @Entrepreneur), Entrepreneur

    “Encouragement is not praise. Done well, encouragement can lead to success for an employee -- at which time praise is appropriate. You see, encouragement is the act of providing positive feedback that focuses specifically on effort and/or improvement, rather than specific outcomes. Praise is given when success has been achieved...”

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

—David Grossman

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