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June 2, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Return on Intelligence, Career Mobility, Leaders—Get Uncomfortable, Delivering Bad News, & Rebuilding Trust

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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 the new ROI—return on intelligence, career mobility forces organizations of the future to rethink their employer-employee social contract, step out of your comfort zone to lead more effectively, tips on how to deliver bad news in the best way, and to rebuild trust you have to start with forgiveness. 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.

  • The New ROI: Return on Intelligence
    By Jon Mertz (@ThinDifference), Thin Difference

    “Return on investment (ROI) is essential in many projects, initiatives, products, and solutions. With the dollars invested, we want to know what we will recover and what our benefit will be over time. Money is a tangible asset, yet an equally important metric is return on intelligence…”
  • If You’re Not Uncomfortable, You’re Not Leading
    By Jane Perdue (@thehrgoddess), The Jane Group

    “What practice makes for being an effective leader?? Not avoiding actions that make you uncomfortable. To be a productive and persuasive leader, you have to do that which makes you uncomfortable. Then you do it again and again until you feel comfortable doing it.…”
  • How to Get Ready When You Have to Deliver Bad News
    By Liz Kislik (@LizKislik), Liz Kislik Associates

    “However hard it is for you to be the bearer of bad tidings and to take responsibility for getting the delivery right, at least you’ll have a chance to prepare. At minimum, preparation consists of three stages:…”
  • The Role of Forgiveness in Rebuilding Trust – 8 Principles to Remember
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading With Trust

    “Suffering a betrayal of trust can be one of the most difficult and challenging times in your life. Depending on the severity of the offense, some people choose not to pursue recovery of the relationship. For those that do, the process of restoration can take days, weeks, months, or even years. If you choose to invest the time and energy to rebuild a relationship with someone who has broken your trust, you have to begin with forgiveness...”

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

—David Grossman 


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