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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


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 >>

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

—David Grossman

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