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March 31, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Conversation Skills, One Thing Employees Want, Differences Between Friends, Critics, & Trolls, 15 Powerful Phrases, & Leadership Will Change You

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 10 tips to improve your conversation skills, one thing employees want by don’t get enough of, what happens when you confuse friends, critics, and trolls, 15 powerful phrases that will make you a better leader, and how leadership will change you.

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 Improve Your Conversation Skills – 10 Valuable Tips
    By Frank Sonnenberg (@FSonnenberg), Frank Sonnenberg Online

    “Did you ever spend time with someone and feel as though they weren’t there? You may have occupied the same room, but you just didn’t connect. Good conversations require more than talking. Here are 10 activities that’ll help strengthen your conversation skills and enhance relationships…”
  • One Thing Employees Want But Don’t Get Enough of at Work
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading with Trust

    “I don’t have an exact count, but over the years of conducting training classes on Building Trust or speaking to large groups about trust and leadership, I’ve worked with thousands of employees around the globe from all sorts of organizations and industries…”
  • 15 Powerful Phrases That Will Make You A Better Leader
    By Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard)

    “Powerful Phrases That Will Make You Better. Years ago, I was walking down a long office corridor in a nondescript office building. Visiting one of the largest companies in the area, I was being escorted to a conference room. What the purpose of that visit was, I really can’t remember...”
  • No One Told Me How Leadership Would Change Me
    By Scott Mabry (@soul2work), Soul To Work

    “Check your bookshelf. Got any books that discuss how leadership will change you? Me neither. How’s this for a title? “Leadership, if it Doesn’t Kill You it Will Make You Stronger” I didn’t wake up one day and decide, “you know what, I think I’ll try this leadership thing, I hear it’s really good for you and all the cool kids are doing it.” I was thrust into leadership because I needed a job. I think a lot of people get here the same way.…”

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

—David Grossman

Check out my article on pg. 30, in Switched On Leadership Magazine, with statistics that show how it can be hurting your profits. The magazine app and a free 3-month subscription are included:

Switched On Leadership Article David Grossman 2017


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