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July 17, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: Insights of Successful Employee Engagement, Engineering a Happy Company Culture & Steps for Making Difficult Decisions

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 insights to successful employee engagement, engineering a happy company culture and rules of internal 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.

  • 6 Surprising Insights of Successful Employee Engagement
    By Mark C. Crowley (@MarkCCrowley), Fast Company
    “Finally, leaders are now convinced one of their last remaining competitive advantages lies with their people. Businesses have begun to signal to workers that their needs will now be honored on a scale only previously reserved for customers and shareholders…”
  • Changing an Organizations’s Culture, Without Resistance or Blame
    By Tom DiDonato and Noelle Gill, (@HarvardBiz) Harvard Business Review
    One of the biggest challenges a company can face is changing people’s behavior — getting them to collaborate and be humble, for example, or put the company’s long-term interests first. Most behavior-change initiatives accomplish little, at best…”
  • 5 Steps for Engineering a Happy Company Culture
    By David Nihill (@FunnyBizzSF), Inc.
    An engineer walks into a stand-up comedy club... It's not the start of a joke, but rather the life of Andrew Tarvin, humor engineer and founder of Humor That Works, a company that teaches organizations how to be more effective using humor…”
  • The 8 Rules of Internal Communication
    By Liam FitzPatrick, (@RaganComms) Ragan
    Talking to your workforce compasses almost every communications skill—and a few unique to employee communication. Writing, event management, message planning, design and advising leaders…”
  • Four Steps for Making the Difficult Decisions
    By Soren Eilersten, (@AMAnet) American Management Association  
    The basis of organizational excellence stems from turning work into repeatable processes and from creating transparent communications that allow people to productively engage.  Yet, when it comes to decision…”                                                                                                  

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

-          David Grossman 


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