June 22, 2018
Weekly Round-Up: Improve Communications in Virtual Teams, Be a More Influential Leader, How to Avoid Arrogant Leadership, Making Meaningful Change, & Fantastic Company Culture Hacks
Written by: David Grossman
Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.
- Five Ways to Improve Communication in Virtual Teams
By N. Sharon Hill and Kathryn M. Bartol (@mitsmr), MIT Sloan Management Review
“As collaborative technologies proliferate, it is tempting to assume that more sophisticated tools will engender more effective virtual communication. However, our study of globally dispersed teams in a major multinational organization revealed that performance depends on how people use these technologies, not on the technologies themselves.” Read more >>
- How Writing Makes You a More Influential Leader
By Tanya Hall (@tanyahall via @Inc), Inc.
“A 2016 survey in the Harvard Business Review found that out of 547 businesspeople, 81% said that poor writing wasted their time. Communications that ramble, lack focus, and don't resolve questions turn conversations that should be two emails into twenty, and when the pattern repeats five, ten, fifteen times, the workday erodes with little accomplished…” Read more >>
- Deeper People Skills Prevent Being Arrogant
By Kate Nasser (@KateNasser)
“It takes more than listening to avoid being arrogant; it takes deeper people skills. If you are listening to others and thinking they’re stupid, your arrogance will still bubble up. Instead, use all of these deeper people skills to avoid arrogance…” Read more >>
- How to Make Meaningful Change
By Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak), Leadership Freak
“It takes no courage to stand aloof and complain. Do you wish to lead? Change something...” Read more >>
- 10 Examples of Companies with Fantastic Cultures
By Sujan Patel (@sujanpatel via @Entrepreneur), Entrepreneur
“While the culture that works for one company might not work for another, you can learn a lot from companies who are doing it right, and get started on company culture hacks of your own…” Read more >>
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