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May 29, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: Building a Business That Lasts, Being Happy at Work Matters & 3 Ways to Build a Great Company Culture

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 see articles on building emotional competencies in leadership, how to clear the fog in order to have front-line leaders make great decisions and building a business that lasts.  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.

  • 10 Best Kept Secrets on Building a Business That Lasts
    By Kristof De Wulf (@kristofdewulf), Switch & Shift
    “When in 1994 Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras wrote their business best seller ‘Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies’, the world was a very different place to what it is now. More than 20 years later, it turns out organizations cannot
  • 3 Ways to Build a Great Company Culture
    By AJ Agrawal (@ajalumnify), Inc.
    Being a leader is tough. Every day there's a new challenge to take care of. Having a day where everything runs smoothly is a rarity. And while we can prepare ourselves to handle adversity, we are unable to know when and where problems will arise…”
  • Want Front-Line Leaders and Players to Make Great Decisions? Clear the Fog
    By S. Chris Edmonds (@scedmonds), SmartBlog on Leadership
    “It was another late night returning home from a business trip this week. Spring weather in Denver has been rainy for a week straight. We need the moisture (not as badly as other parts of the country), so no complaints…”
  • Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership
    By Tanveer Naseer (@TanveerNaseer) Tanveer Nasser Leadership Blog
    Over the past decade or so, there have been numerous studies and books that have helped us to better appreciate the emotional nature of successful leadership, a fact that has helped to bring about a transformation in leadership attitudes from the old…”
  • Being Happy at Work Matters
    By Annie McKee (@anniemckee), Harvard Business Review
    People used to believe that you didn’t have to be happy at work to succeed. And you didn’t need to like the people you work with, or even share their values. ‘Work is not personal,’ the thinking went. This is bunk…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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