Weekly Round-Up: Involve Your Team in Vision & Strategy, Deconstruct Resistance to Change, Jazz Leadership Lessons, Get Ahead, & 6 Critical Skills for the Future

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Aug 18, 2017

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Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent 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 read articles on how to involve your team in creating vision and strategy, how to deconstruct resistance to change, 7 surprising leadership lessons we can learn from jazz, how to get ahead and make steady progress, and 6 critical skills all workers will need in the next decade. 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 Deconstruct Resistance to Change – 3 Real Life Scenarios
    By Willy Steiner (@coachforexecs), Executive Coaching Concepts

    “I’d like to talk about three key organizational changes that create their own problems, the need for deconstructing them, and how my clients have dealt with them. The reality is that each of these three situations is very common and predictable, but hard to see when you are in the midst of it...”
  • 7 Surprising Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Jazz
    By Laura Montgomery (@TanveerNaseer), Tanveer Naseer

    “Ambiguity, risk, urgency, public scrutiny: Nothing is more inevitable. Anxiety, negativity, fear, shame: Nothing is more sabotaging of success. These statements are equally valid for a business leader—and for a jazz musician. Frank J. Barrett is intimately familiar with both of these roles…”
  • How to Get Ahead and Make Steady Progress
    By Frank Sonnenberg (@FSonnenberg), Frank Sonnenberg Online

    “Most of us like to see progress right away. So, when we take baby steps and can’t detect advancement, we abandon our efforts, thinking that we’ve failed. The truth is, measuring progress is often like watching grass grow. While it’s difficult to detect movement on a daily basis, it’s simple to see growth over time.…”
  • Six Critical Skills ALL Workers Will Need in the Next Decade
    By Mike Haberman (@MikeHaberman via @TalentCulture), TalentCulture

    “Everyone ponders today if they will lose their job to a robot or AI within the next 10 years or so. With artificial intelligence (AI) predicted to not only replace rote and repetitive blue collar or office jobs, but also writers, lawyers and even CEOs everyone should have some trepidation about the safety of their jobs...”

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

—David Grossman


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