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April 1, 2016

Weekly Round-Up: Leadership with a Noble Cause, 10 Questions to Ask About Engagement, Helping People Feel Powerful, Understanding Leadership Styles and How to Build a Valuable 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 read articles that offer helpful advice on being a better leader by learning about leading your employees with a noble cause, questions to ask about engagement, ways to make people feel powerful, understanding different leadership styles and advice on building a valuable culture. 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.

  • Why It Pays to Rally Your Employees Around a Noble Cause
    By Peter Economy,(@bizzwriter), Inc. Magazine  
    “When people find something noble and heroic to be part of, their lives and work take on meaning and significance. Innovation, change, and growth is difficult and messy...”
  • 10 Questions to Ask About Engagement
    By Eric Jacobson,(@EricKCExaminer), Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership
    “My other favorite part of the book is the ‘10 Questions on Engagement,’ that all start out with, To what extent…
  • 10 Ways to Make People Feel Powerful
    By Dan Rockwell,(@leadershipfreak), Leadership Freak
    “You influence the way people feel about themselves. When you make people feel weak, they act in fear. When you make people feel powerful, they act with boldness…”
  • Understanding Leadership Styles
    By Skip Prichard,(@skipprichard), Skip Prichard: Leadership Insights
    “It’s important to know as much as possible about your own style of leadership. I have found that sharing my preferred style with my team is not only helpful, but starts a good conversation about strengths and weaknesses…”
  • Determine Your Values To Build A Valuable Culture
    By Patrick Verdonk,(@pfverdonk), HeartWay Blog
    “There’s no doubt that values are essential to your business. First you must recognize and protect what is already valuable, and only then can you create and add new values…”

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

-          David Grossman 
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