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September 8, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Executing Strategy, Advice for Millennials, Invest More in People, Taking a Stand, & Happier, Higher-Performing Leaders


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 how leaders can execute strategy, advice for millennials on how to respond to difficult people, the case for investing more in human capital, how to take a stand without polarizing others, and 7 steps to becoming a happier, higher-performing leader. 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.

  • Leaders Can’t Execute Strategy
    By Robin Speculand (@greatleadership), Great Leadership

    “Leaders across the world have been taught how to plan but not how to execute. Every university offering a business degree has on their faculty a professor teaching strategy but almost none have a professor teaching its execution…”
  • The Case for Investing More in People
    By Eric Garton (@BainAlerts via @HarvardBiz), Harvard Business Review

    “’Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything,’ wrote Paul Krugman more than 20 years ago. ‘A country’s ability to improve its standard of living over time depends almost entirely on its ability to raise output per worker.’…”
  • 7 Steps To Becoming A Happier, Higher-Performing Leader
    By Jennifer Moss (@JenLeighMoss via @TanveerNaseer), Tanveer Naseer

    “From growing a successful start-up, to writing a book and speaking internationally about workplace culture, to making a solid attempt at being a decent wife and mother of three kids; I require an enormous amount of mental bandwidth. I’m sure many of you reading this blog are in the same boat. But, my question to you is: Are you building the right habits? The kind of habits that make you happier, more emotionally intelligent?...”

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

—David Grossman

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