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August 28, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: How to Craft a Powerful Mission Statement, The 10 Commandments of Communication & Creating a Happy Work Culture

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.

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This week you’ll see articles on practices resilient leaders use to thrive, using big data to boost employee engagement and crafting a powerful mission statement.  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.

  • To Craft a Powerful Mission Statement Avoid These Traps
    By Jesse Lyn Stoner (@JesseLynStoner), Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership
    One of the most important things you can do is to identify your team’s mission.  And one of the biggest wastes of time is creating a mission statement that is not used…”
  • How to Use Big Data to Boost Employee Engagement
    By Dan Newman (@danielnewmanUV), Ragan
    Study after study shows the problems of a disengaged workforce: dwindling employee morale and the hefty price that organizations pay for lost productivity.  Unfortunately, employee engagement is low and has been for a long time…”
  • 27 Practices Resilient Leaders Use to Thrive
    By Skip Prichard Leadership Insights (@SkipPrichard)
    Someone once told me that people identify more with your struggles than your successes. It’s true for me, too. It’s hard to identify with those who have seemingly had win after win with no knowledge of the effort it took to make it happen. If you talk with…”
  • The 10 Commandments of Communication to Build Trust
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Blanchard LeaderChat
    The way we communicate with others is a primary way we build trust. Along with specific behaviors and actions, communication serves as the vehicle for building trust in relationships. What we say, how we say it, and how we…”
  • How to Create a Happy Work Culture
    By John Rampton (@johnrampton), Switch & Shift
    The American workforce is recognized globally for its high level of productivity; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average full-time American worker spent approximately 8 hours per day working. We spend more time at work than we do…”

                                                                                                  

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

-          David Grossman 

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