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January 27, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Real Leaders & Great Managers, 36 Leadership Experts Chime In, Fun Way to Focus Your Team, Develop High-Performing Employees & Effective Recognition

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 be a real leader and a great manager, 36 leadership experts reveal what truly exceptional leadership is all about, a fresh, fast, and fun way to focus your team, a strategy every leader can use to develop high-performing employees, and how to do recognition effectively.

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 Be a Real Leader And Great Manager
    By Lolly Daskal (@LollyDaskal), Lead From Within

    “From time to time through the years, I’ve written on the difference between leadership and management. I am revisiting the subject now because it’s not enough to understand that leadership and management are two different things…”
  • A Fresh, Fast, and Fun Way to Focus Your Team
    By Karin Hurt (@LetsGrowLeaders), Let’s Grow Leaders

    “If you’re like most managers, you’re neck deep in performance agreements, stretch goals, and the dance between managing your boss’s expectations and warning your team not to sandbag. How you spend January can make the difference between a breakthrough and mediocre 2017…”
  • The Strategy Every Leader Can Use to Develop High-Performing Employees
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading With Trust

    “The performance of your employees is a reflection of your leadership. What does your team’s performance say about you? For many leaders, their team’s performance doesn’t say much. Gallup surveys show nearly 70% of the workforce is “not engaged” or “actively disengaged”…”
  • Are You Doing Recognition Wrong?
    By Jason Lauritsen (@JasonLauritsen)

    “Working from a home office has its ups and downs.  One of the benefits for me is that when I’m working from the office, I don’t have to shave every day. Maybe it’s my decade of trying to look the part of a corporate executive, but I take delight in the freedom to rock a t-shirt and jeans to accentuate my unshaven face…”

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

—David Grossman



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