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September 29, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Cutting Corners is Risky, Are You Creating Silos?, Research Results On Leadership, Most Important Decision, & Satya Nadella on Culture

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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 why cutting corners is risky for knowledge workers, how to avoid creating silos, what research says about getting the most from your leadership pipeline, the most important decision every leader must make, and Satya Nadella on company culture. 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.

  • Why Cutting Corners in Risky for Knowledge Workers
    By Nathan Zeldes (@nzeldes)

    “The Wiktionary gives the following usage example for “Cutting Corners”: The guy who built the fence cut corners when sinking the posts, and the fence fell over in the last storm. Not surprising: when we think of the risks of cutting corners, we naturally turn to construction and manufacturing, where any use of substandard materials or processes can easily lead to catastrophic failure…”
  • The Most Important Decision Every Leader Must Make
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading with Trust

    “Decisions, decisions, decisions. Leaders are faced with myriad decisions in any given day, week, month, or year. Questions such as these fill our days: What’s the right strategy for our organization? What are my most important priorities? Who is the right person for this job? How much time do we allocate to this project? How much money should we spend?…”
  • Satya Nadella: The C In CEO Stands For Culture
    By Satya Nadella (@satyanadella via @FastCompany), Fast Company

    “The CEO is the curator of an organization’s culture. Anything is possible for a company when its culture is about listening, learning, and harnessing individual passions and talents to the company’s mission. Creating that kind of culture is my chief job as CEO...”

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

—David Grossman


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