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May 12, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Culture of Inclusion, Difficult Team Members, Introvert Insights, Millennial Leaders Communication Struggles, & Driving Engagement

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 12 steps to create a culture of inclusion, how to deal with difficult team members to build respect in a team, 4 keys for bringing out the best from introverts, why millennial leaders struggle with communication and how to help them, and designing a culture around people to improve engagement. 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.

  • 12 Steps For Creating A Culture Of Inclusion
    By John Stoker (@JohnRStoker via @leadchangegroup), Lead Change Group

    “This past weekend I had a manager call me and ask what she might do that would help her leadership create a culture of inclusion. Creating a culture that values inclusion does not mean that we always end up agreeing with others or that we give them what they want just because they disagree…”
  • How to Build Respect in a Team: Dealing with Difficult Team Members
    By Susan Mazza (@SusanMazza), Random Acts of Leadership

    “Gaining respect when you are handed a leadership role for your team requires a process that may appear to be difficult at first. This involves your ability to handle “difficult” team members whom you’ll encounter, especially if you are an inexperienced leader. Knowing how to manage your stubborn and cranky team members is a crucial skill that you need to learn to be able to bring an entire team together…”
  • 4 Keys For Bringing Out The Best From Introverts
    By Kate Rodriguez (@TanveerNaseer), Tanveer Naseer

    “Research points out that while nearly half the population is introverted, extroverts hold the majority of leadership roles. “The research I’ve done shows that about 25 to 30 percent of CEOs are introverts,” explains Karl Moore, associate professor of strategy and organization at Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. This indicates there are also a significant number of introverts leading extroverts and not just the other way around, as the research tends to suppose…”
  • Design A Culture Around People To Improve Engagement
    By Jeffrey Hayes (@TLNT_com), TLNT

    “There’s a substantial body of research showing organizations with highly engaged employees have 37% less absenteeism, 21% higher productivity and have 19% more income than companies with mostly disengaged employees. But what determines an employee’s engagement and how can organizations take action to influence employee engagement?...”

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

—David Grossman

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