February 12, 2016
Weekly Round-Up: Good Leadership and Listening, Overcoming Disruptive Management, Managing Change Initiatives, Dealing with Employee Boredom and Skills You Need to Be an Amazing Speaker
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.
This week you’ll read articles that offer helpful advice on being a better leader by learning active listening skills, dealing with bored and disengaged employees, countering the influences of destructive management, managing change in your organization, and 30 skills you need to be an amazing speaker. 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.
- Great Leaders Assume a Listening Attitude
By Jesse Lyn Stoner,(@JesseLynStoner), Seapoint Center: Jesse Lyn Stoner’s Blog
“I would knock on his door and ask if he had a moment to talk. He’d set aside what he was doing, sit back, and give me his full attention…”
- Overcoming The Symptoms Of Destructive Management
By Shawn Murphy,(@TheShawnMurphy), TalentCulture
“A problem has been percolating in organizations for some time. Its adverse affects have become common place and too little is being done about it: The problem is destructive management…”
- 30 Crucial Skills You Need to Be an Amazing Speaker
By Lolly Daskal,(@LollyDaskal), Inc. Magazine
“It's the business skill people dread the most--but once you get over the initial jitters, being a good public speaker really isn't that hard…”
- Leadership Introspection: The Only Person You Can Actually Change Is Yourself
By Aad Boot,(@leadershipwatch), LeadershipWatch
“Leading change means dealing with resistance. Whether in organizations or in our personal lives. Many change initiatives fail because people are not willing or not able to follow the new direction…”
- Why Your Organization Should Be Worried About Boredom
By Marla Gottschalk,(@MRGottschalk), TalentCulture
“We’ve all experienced episodes of boredom at work. Yet, we rarely consider the potential consequences for both individuals and organizations…”
What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?
- David Grossman
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