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August 25, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Build Trust, Areas That Plague Teams, Public Speaking as an Introvert, Empathy, & Make Friends with Fear

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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 how to build trust, 5 areas that could plague your team, the number 1 way for introverts to become better at public speaking, empathy makes you a more effective leader, and making a friend of fear. 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.

  • How To Build Trust
    By Eric Jacobson (@EricJacobsonKC), Eric Jacobson on Management and Leadership

    “You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips…”
  • 5 Areas That Could Plague Your Team
    By John Pettit (@John_CUInsight via @CUinsight), CUInsight

    “When a team works well together, the results can be magnificent. When your team isn’t running well, the results won’t be ideal. Here are 5 areas that could plague your team.  Be on the lookout for these, and if you see an issue arise, nip it in the bud…”
  • The No. 1 Way for Introverts to Become Better at Public Speaking
    By Ruth Umoh (@ruthumohnews via @CNBCMakeIt), CNBC Make It.

    “If you identify as an introvert, public speaking can seem like a daunting task. In fact, it's tiring and emotionally laborious to express a personality that isn't yours, says Susan Cain, the best-selling author of "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking." But even introverts can become comfortable with public speaking if they continually practice, she tells CNBC Make It …”
  • Making a Friend of My Fears
    By Scott Mabry (@soul2work), Soul 2 Work

    “I was thinking about fear a lot last weekend. Take your hands off the wheel and fear takes over like a Tesla. Which, in some circumstances is a very good thing but not so much if you had intentions of going elsewhere. And that’s the thing I’ve been wrestling with lately...”

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

—David Grossman


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