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September 16, 2016

Weekly Round-Up: Benefits Storytelling, Useful Feedback, Power of Trust, Leadership Lessons, & Myths About Trust

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.

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This week you’ll read articles on why leaders need to be great storytellers, useful feedback, how the power of trust helped this entrepreneur, leadership lessons from a Coach, and myths about trust. 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.

  • Why Leaders Need To Be Great Storytellers
    By Christine Comaford (@Forbes), Forbes

    “We’ve all seen them. Emotionally flat presentations. Emotionally devoid corporate mission, vision, and value statements that are simply wall art. They’re not memorable …”
  • Criticism, Boundaries and Useful Feedback
    By Jesse Lyn Stoner (@JesseLynStoner), Seapoint Center

     “Larry was clearly angry. Carl had used his tools (again) without asking, and even worse, hadn’t returned them (again). Larry told me he had given Carl some “tough feedback.” He told Carl that he was self-centered and insensitive, and in the future he needed to ask for permission before borrowing anything. He was surprised and indignant that Carl got angry with him …”
  • UCP's CEO: Building a pathway to success
    By Naphtali Hoff (@SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    “In today’s fast-changing marketplace, it can be difficult to achieve mastery in even one professional field. To taste success in multiple areas is quite the challenge, especially when that includes industries such as real estate, land development and high tech that have witnessed a remarkable range of highs and lows in the pre-recession, recession and post-recession periods …”
  • 4 Leadership Lessons From a Coach, a Dream and a Miracle
    By David Arnold (@davejarnold16 via @SkipPrichard), Skip Prichard

    “Herb Brooks was an incredible leader. He was a coach with a vision, a vision that led a group of college kids to beat the Soviet Union in ice hockey and go on to win the gold in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Deemed the “Miracle on Ice,” the United States’ win against the Soviets is considered one of the greatest sports moments in history …”
  • Debunking 8 Common Myths About Trust
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading With Trust

    “When conducting training classes to teach people how to become more trustworthy and build trust in their relationships, I often have to address some common myths. There are commonly held beliefs about trust that aren’t quite as true as people believe …”

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

—David Grossman 

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