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June 23, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: How Leaders Unleash Passion, Dad Leadership Lessons, Drive Results & Employee Engagement, Listening Skills, & Collaborative Healthcare Innovation


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 great leaders unleash passion, 5 leadership lessons from being a dad, how managers drive results and employee engagement at the same time, 5 ways to improve your leadership listening skills, and the collaborative nature of healthcare innovation. 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.

  • How Great Leaders Unleash Passion
    By Chip Bell (@leadchangegroup), Lead Change Group

    “Do you have any employees who seem to hate their work, only do the bare minimum, drag through the day like they are barely alive, show the enthusiasm of a tree stump, talk to their buddies while ignoring customers, and then get irritated when there is no raise?…”
  • 5 Leadership Lessons From Being a Dad
    By Randy Conely (@RandyConley), Leading with Trust

    “As I reflect on the lessons that have taught me to be a better father, I realize that many of the same principles apply to being a trusted and successful leader. Here are five leadership lessons I’ve learned from being a dad:…”
  • How Managers Drive Results and Employee Engagement at the Same Time
    By Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman (@HarvardBiz), Harvard Business Review

    “Is it possible to be a high-standards, results-driven leader while at the same time building an engaged, fun-to-work-with team? Many people would contend that doing either of these things well makes it almost impossible to succeed at the other…”
  • Listen Up! 5 Ways To Improve Your Leadership Listening Skills
    By Jackie Edwards (@TanveerNaseer), Tanveer Naseer

    “Are you part of the 25 percent of leaders who aren’t really listening to their employees? It could be harming your reputation and career. Even though you might have great analytical skills and intelligence, not listening properly decreases the effectiveness of your leadership role...”
  • The Collaborative Nature of Healthcare Innovation
    By Adi Gaskell (@adigaskell via @Forbes), Forbes

    “Innovation is increasingly a collaborative endeavor, with organizations looking outside of their current workforce for inspiration, ideas and insight. The European Academic Network for Open Innovation recently highlighted how many organizations are engaged in some form of open innovation...”

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

—David Grossman

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