January 22, 2016
Weekly Round-Up: Helpful Tricks Every Leader Needs to Know, Skills to Improve Your Business & Life and Developing Important Traits that Will Lead to Success
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 improving communication with your employees, how to use innovation and self-development to be a better leader and important traits that can help transform your business and life. 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.
- Learn the invaluable trick great leaders use to manage difficult conversations
By Joel Garfinkle (@joelgarfinkle ), SmartBlog on Leadership from SmartBrief
“In the lifetime of any manager, there will be many difficult conversations. Whatever the reason — performance, behavior or bad news — it can be hard to know where to start in having that difficult talk with someone…”
- Is this what it takes to be an innovative leader?
By Linda A. Hill (@wef), World Economic Forum
“Why are some organizations able to innovate time and again, while others hardly innovate at all? Our research suggests that leadership is a critical piece of the puzzle…”
- Researchers discovered 4 traits of high-performing executives
By Shana Lebowitz (@ShanaDLebowitz), Business Insider
“A recent article by Ron Carucci in The Harvard Business Review describes the results of a 10-year study on the skills of top-performing executives…”
- Another Soft Skill We Forget: Self-Development Strategies
By Marla Gottschalk (@MRGottschalk), Talent Culture
“I’m deep into the current season of The Voice. It is the only television show that I watch on an actual television. What fascinates me most about The Voice is how these individuals have managed to invest their energy toward a path that emphasizes their strengths…”
- 6 Dynamics of Transformation – for Your Business and Your Life
By Dana Theus, (@danatheus), Inpower Coaching
“Good leaders need to be reasonable managers, able to make sure the important stuff gets done from day to day, but a true leader’s potential is discovered and exercised during times of business transformation…”
What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?
- David Grossman
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