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February 27, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: The Best Email You Ever Wrote, the 5 Types of Mentors You Need & the Forgotten Business Tool for Success


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.

This week you’ll see articles on improving your email habits, the fallacy of instant employee engagement & steps to take in order to prepare for an important presentation.  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 Best Email You Ever Wrote
    By John Meyer, Entrepreneur
    Do you remember the best email you’ve ever written?  Seriously, think about it.  What is the most unforgettable, amazing, memorable, hall of fame-worthy email you have ever written?  Think hard…”
  • Listening: The Forgotten Business Tool for Amazing Success
    By Lolly Daskal, Inc.
    Listening is one of the most important skills you can have when it comes to business and leadership.  We listen to learn.  We listen to stay informed.  We listen to understand.  We listen to gain…
  • The Five Types of Mentors You Need
    By Art Markman, Fast Company
    When we talk about mentorship in the workplace, we often focus on finding one person who can help to guide us through the challenges we will face at work. It might be better to think about the set of people you need to have around you to help you succeed…”
  • How to Prepare for an Important Presentation
    By Nick Morgan, Forbes
    How do you prepare for an upcoming presentation? Let’s say it’s an important one, so you’re not going to wing it, just showing up in the moment and saying whatever comes into your mind…”
  • The Fallacy of Instant Employee Engagement
    By Dwight Lacey, Ragan Internal Communications
    Several months ago, I wrote an article suggesting that employee engagement had come of age.  The detractors were coming out of the woodwork and challenging the statistical relevance of engagement surveys…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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