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June 19, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: How to Craft a Persuasive Message, Core Elements of Social Leadership & Tips for Managing Employee Communication

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 see articles on discovering the core elements of social leadership, insights to workplace empathy from Sheryl Sandberg and techniques to transform leadership communication.  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 to Craft a Persuasive Message
    By Jesse Scinto (@jessescinto), LinkedIn Pulse
    Wearing blue denim overalls and leather utility belt, a man stands in a subway car holding his toolbox. It’s morning, and he’s on his way to work. But this is no ordinary man.  It’s a giant…”
  • Discovering the Core Elements of Social Leadership
    By The Switch & Shift Team (@switchandshift)
    There is no doubt: social leadership is still evolving. Every day, we learn more about how to inspire those we lead, and what to expect from those we follow.  Specifically, we’re learning which skills and traits today’s best…”
  • Sheryl Sandberg’s Insights Into Workplace Empathy
    By Henna Inam (@hennainam), SmartBlog on Leadership
    Sheryl Sandberg is best known for being chief operating officer at Facebook and as the author of “Lean In” and founder of the subsequent movement.  On June 3, at 11 a.m., she showed us a side we had not…”
  • 4 Tips for Managing Employee Communications
    By John Rampton (@johnrampton), Inc.
    Email is being rapidly overtaken. Quicker, easier to use instant messaging services, collaboration tools, and unified communication platforms are now popular alongside email. For example, in 2015, the employees of one of…”
  • 2 Techniques That Transform Leadership Communication
    By Dr. Alan Zimmerman (@Dr_Zimmerman), Tanveer Naseer Blog
    It was the most memorable line in the movie Cool Hand Luke. When the prisoners wouldn’t listen, the prison guard uttered that ominous line: ‘What we have here is a failure to communicate…”

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

-          David Grossman 


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