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June 30, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Leadership Self-Reflection, Bad Employee Engagement Strategy, Bring Your Best Self, First-Time Manager Tips, & Core Principles to Achieve Greatness

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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 leadership self reflection, how blind faith in leaders is a bad employee engagement strategy, bringing your best self to every interation, 6 tips for first-time managers to start off right, and 8 core principles powerful leaders use to achieve greatness. 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.

  • Leader Self-Reflection — The Importance of Looking Inward
    By Catherine Harrison (@actionableco), Actionable Conversations

    “A critical success factor for leading any group of people is the willingness and ability to engage in self-reflection, to honestly and courageously ask yourself “how am I contributing to this situation?…”
  • Bring Your Best Self to Every Interaction
    By S. Chris Edmonds (@scedmonds via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    “Your best self is when you’re living in alignment with your servant purpose and with your values and behaviors. You serve others nimbly, willingly and kindly, all the time. Some humans don’t have a “in service to others” purpose. They have a self-serving purpose. Selfish people don't change their communities for the better. They don’t help others thrive. They care only about themselves…”
  • Are You a First-Time Manager? 6 Tips to Start Off Right
    By Jesse Lyn Stoner (@JesseLynStoner)

    “Are you part of the 25 percent of leaders who aren’t really listening to their employees? It could be harming your reputation and career. Even though you might have great analytical skills and intelligence, not listening properly decreases the effectiveness of your leadership role...”

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

—David Grossman


Ever imagine how great it would be to have a wealth of leadership tips and strategies all compiled in one resource? Here it is:

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