May 5, 2017
Weekly Round-Up: Employee Engagement Breakthroughs, Positive Leaders, 10 Questions Great Bosses Ask, The Post-It Note, & 30 Emotional Intelligence Training Opportunities
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 easy leadership fixes for employee engagement breakthroughs, 10 questions great bosses ask their people, the post-it note that made me a better leader, and 30 emotional intelligence training opportunities hidden in your workday. 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.
- Employee Engagement Breakthroughs: Easy Leadership Fixes
By Kate Nasser (@KateNasser), Smart SenseAbilities Blog
“Leaders can easily create employee engagement breakthroughs when they make numbers come to life. Many leaders focus on metrics to quantify results yet they don’t inspire or engage employees. Great leaders engage employees in bringing numbers to life…”
- Positive leaders are like WiFi
By Marcella Bremer (@MarcellaBremer), Leadership & Change
“Executive coach Steve Gladis also researched the researchers on positivity and wrote “Positive Leadership – the Game Changer at Work”. He quotes the notorious Gallup research: Currently, only 20% of the work population is actively engaged at work – so 80% are not!…”
- 10 Questions Great Bosses Regularly Ask Their People
By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading With Trust
“Great leaders ask great questions. Too often leaders think they are the smartest person in the room, so they are quick to offer advice, give direction, and share their perspectives on how things should be done. Most leaders do this instinctively, because after all, it’s the type of behavior that caused them to rise through the ranks. But when you become the boss, your role shifts from being the one to make things happen to empowering your team members to get the job done…”
- The Post-It Note That Made Me a Better Leader
By Scott Mabry (@soul2work), Soul To Work
“Lots of people put Post-It notes on their monitor to remind them of important stuff. Mostly passwords they can’t remember. I only have one. It has two words written on it in black ink…”
- 30 Emotional Intelligence Training Opportunities Hidden in Your Workday
By Jessica Collins (@B2Community), Business 2 Community
“There’s little controversy over the value of emotional intelligence (EI). Yet most efforts still focus on arguing its importance without much, if any, organizational scaffolding in place to support its pursuit. This article gets right to what you can do, right now...”
What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?
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