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February 24, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Becoming a Mindful Leader, Improving Communication, Strategic Intelligence Leadership, Habits of Exceptional Leaders & Leadership Traits

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.

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This week you’ll read articles on becoming a mindful leader, improving communication in your business, leaders must have strategic intelligence to thrive, daily habits of exceptional leaders, and 5 traits that define great leadership.

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.

  • On Becoming a Mindful Leader
    By Paul Laughlin (@LaughlinPaul via @CXJourney), CX Journey

    “Two books I enjoyed over the Christmas period have prompted me to reflect on being a Mindful Leader. By that slightly odd term I mean a leader making use of mindfulness principles to improve their effectiveness…”
  • Cat Got Your Tongue? Improving Communication In Your Business
    By Chantal Bechervaise (@CBechervaise) Take It Personel-ly

    “In today’s fast-paced and increasingly digitized world, it seems that everyone has a very short attention span, making it hard for business owners to get people’s attention and hold it. To ensure that people pay attention to your messages and respond to them, you always need to be on the lookout for ways to improve your internal and external communications. Here are a few handy tips for this…”
  • Leaders Must Have 'Strategic Intelligence'
    Rick Bohan (@IndustryWeek), Industry Week

    “A few days ago, I came across an article that sought to address the Return on Investment of chaplains in organizations that provide physical and mental health care services. The article said things like "chaplains need to be able to show a positive impact on the bottom line" and "that which can't be quantified is not valued."…”
  • The Daily Habits of Exceptional Leaders
    By Travis Bradberry (@talentsmarteq via @CNBCMakeIt), CNBC


    “One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon's history begins with Dilbert's boss relaying senior leadership's explanation for the company's low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, "So they're saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak economy?" To which Dilbert's boss replies, "These meetings will go faster if you stop putting things in context."...”
  • The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership
    By Peter Economy (@bizzwriter via @Inc), Inc

    “Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead. These are the 5 most important traits leaders have--if you're a leader, they will transform the way you lead for mind-blowingly rewarding results…”

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

--David Grossman


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