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July 8, 2016

Weekly Round-Up: Lessons From American History, How to Increase Gross Profit, Why Do You Lead, and Exploring Personality Types & Identities

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 on the history of the American flag, how improving employee engagement increases profits, why do you lead, exploring personality types and a study on the role of identities at work.   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.

  • 3 Lessons From the Star Spangled Banner
    By Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard), Skip Prichard

    “The year was 1814. The United States and the United Kingdom were at war.  In mid-September, the British began to attack the city of Baltimore. Guarding the city, Fort McHenry came under heavy fire from warships in the harbor...”
  • Why Do You Lead? 4 Reasons You Should Explore this Question
    By Scott Mabry (@soul2work), Soul 2 Work

    ““When was the last time you asked yourself the question, “Why do I lead?” Notice the question is not how you lead or what you lead but WHY you lead. What is the ultimate outcome or purpose that drives you to carry on despite the many challenges that accompany leadership?…”
  • Study Explores the Role Identity Plays at Work
    By Adi Gaskell (@adigaskell), The Horizons Tracker

     “Whilst it’s seldom a good thing to burn ones bridges at work, with employee engagement at such low levels there is inevitably many a thought given to how best to storm out of work in a pique of anger…”

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

-          David Grossman 


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