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February 6, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: On How to NOT Motivate Employees, Superpowers of Public Speaking & Building Trust

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. Each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays I pull some of the best together here on my blog. So in case you’ve missed them, here is this week’s round-up of top posts.

They’ll 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 Intentionally Build Trust
    By Dianna Booher, Switch & Shift
    You’ve probably gone to great lengths to surround yourself with honest people. They don’t lie, cheat, or steal. But trust involves much more than honesty. More frequently in the typical workplace, trust means consistency…”
  • What Really Matters to Potential Employees  
    By Steven Parker, Fast Company
    I like money. You probably do too. But I’m willing to bet money isn’t everything to you.  While "money can’t buy happiness" is an almost universally accepted value, I find it strange that so many organizations think…
  • 5 Things Smart Leaders Do to Empower Employees
    By Minda Zetlin, Inc.
    How much does it matter to have engaged, empowered, enthusiastic employees? It can make the difference between success and failure, says Hossein Kash Razzaghi, founder of Fancred, a social network platform for…”
  • 3 Superpowers of Public Speaking
    By Stephanie Scotti, SmartBlog on Leadership
    It’s no secret that being confident in your message will make you a more engaging speaker and increase the impact of your presentation. But occasionally we all need some tools to increase our presentation prowess…”
  • How NOT to Motivate and Reward Employees
    By Bernard Marr, Ragan Internal Communication
    When a newspaper company had to cut costs it made their entertainment writers redundant. To fill the entertainment review columns it came up with what it thought a novel way to deliver reviews and motivate the remaining employees…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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