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September 25, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: Creating an Optimistic Workplace, Tips for Communicating with Millennials & What You Need to Master Work/Life Balance

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 fixing our unhealthy obsession with work email, who 'owns' employee engagement and how to master work/life balance.  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.

  • Creating an Optimistic Workplace
    By Shawn Murphy (@TheShawnMurphy), Switch & Shift
    If you run the numbers, it quickly becomes evident that the workplace is a tough place for happy, engaged employees. In the United States, 57% trust business, according to Edelman’s 2015 Trust…”
  • Fixing Our Unhealthy Obsession with Work Email
    By Maura Thomas (@mnthomas), Harvard Business Review
    Our dysfunctional relationship with work email has become so normal, I’m not sure most of us can even see it anymore. Typical is this quote from the recent article, ‘How Successful People Spend…”
  • What You Need to Master Work/Life Balance
    By Jeremie Kubicek (@JeremieKubicek), Great Leadership by Dan
    You are a business owner. Your life is out-of-control, or that is how it feels at times. Some days you are connected with those you love and other days you feel so distant. Other days, you are so…”
  • 9 Powerful Tips for Communicating Better with Millennials
    By Peter Economy (@bizzwriter), Inc.
    The Millennial generation, loosely defined as those born between 1982 and 1994, has been getting increasing attention in the workforce. This makes sense, as they are increasingly taking leadership roles…”
  • Who 'Owns' Employee Engagement
    By Viki Arnstein, (@CIPD) CIPD
    HR is failing to have a positive impact on employee engagement levels, with 30 per cent of UK staff opting to turn to peers for support at work instead, research by business software company Oracle has found…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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