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May 8, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: Email Mistakes You’re Making Every Day, 29 Employee Engagement Ideas, & Being a Values-Based Leader at Any Level

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.

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This week you’ll see articles on “leading up,” must-follow pieces of leadership advice and email mistakes killing your career.  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.

  • 6 Email Mistakes Killing Your Career
    By Ravin Carr (@ravincarr), Mashable
    “As you read this article, it is probably safe to assume that your inbox is filling up with emails for you to respond to -– many of these requiring your immediate attention. Whether you realize it or not, email plays a prominent role in your success in the workplace
  • “Leading Up”: Being a Values-Based Leader at Any Level
    By Harry Kraemer (@HarryKraemerJr), SmartBlog on Leadership
    Without question, what happens at the top — priorities established, strategies set or changed — cascades throughout the entire organization. How can it be true, then, that anyone at any level can be a leader? The answer is by ‘leading up’ (or ‘managing up’), a key part…”
  • 29 Employee Engagement Ideas You Need to Know About
    By Emil Shour (@snacknation), SnackNation
    HR managers can agree that employee engagement and retention is at the top of their priority list.  Every company wants to attract and keep the best talent.  The problem?  Many employees in today’s job market quickly feel uninspired by their work…”
  • Five Rude Emails You Send Every Day
    By Travis Bradberry(@Forbes), Forbes
    Even the most likeable and well-mannered among us can still look like jerks in an email. Writing an email that comes across just like you do in person is a fine art.  During a conversation, you adjust your tone, facial expression, gestures and posture…”
  • 14 Must-Follow Pieces of Leadership Advice
    By Young Entrepreneur Council (@yec), Switch & Shift
    YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council) surveyed some more folks about the best leadership advice they’ve ever received. Here are the responses. The best leadership advice that I have received is to focus on listening carefully to the feedback…”

                                                                                                  

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

-          David Grossman 

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