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March 11, 2016

Weekly Round-Up: Breaking Barriers with Your Team, Leading During a Time of Change, Avoiding Self-Serving Team Behaviors, Using Strategy and Culture to Win and Getting Better at Conflict

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 that offer helpful advice on being a better leader by learning how to break barriers in between you and your team, leading during a time of change, avoiding self-serving behaviors, understanding the relationship between strategy and culture to achieve success and how to get better at handling conflict. 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.

  • Breaking the Wall that Arrogance Built
    By Dan Rockwell,(@Leadershipfreak), Leadership Freak
    “Influence requires connection, but there’s a wall between you and the people on your team that’s built by arrogance…
  • Welcome to The Age of Meaning
    By David Berry,(@BerryDavid), RULE13 Learning Blog
    “We are at the dawn of the “Age of Meaning,” the full possibility of which will be revealed by those leaders who speak it into existence. More and more, people are listening for a better way. Will you speak to them? Will you be heard...”
  • Do you serve your team or are you a self-serving team member?
    By Jesse Lyn Stoner,(@JesseLynStoner), Seapoint Center Blog    
    “We all engage in self-serving behaviors occasionally. After all, we’re only human.  BUT if you are consistently focused on yourself instead of your team, it’s time to take a hard look in the mirror…”
  • Strategy & Culture: It Takes Both to Win
    By Daniel Forrester,(@DPForrester), Thruue Points Blog
    “The interrelationship between strategy (“the choices leaders make to win”) and culture (“the way things are done around here”) can either create value or undermine success for an organization…”
  • The First Step to Getting Better at Conflict
    By Dave Anderson,(@daveanderson88), Anderson Leadership Solutions Blog
    “No one becomes good at any activity without engaging in that activity. Conflict is no different…”

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

- David Grossman


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