July 10, 2015
Weekly Round-Up: The Science of Storytelling, Theories of Motivation for Workplace Productivity & Bad Habits That Stand in the Way of Your 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 the science of storytelling, theories of motivation for workplace productivity and bad habits that stand in the way of your success. 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 Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders
By Lou Solomon,( @HarvardBiz) HBR
“If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new…”
- The Science of Storytelling: What Listening to a Story Does to Our Brains
By Leo Widrich (@LeoWid), Buffer Social
“In 1748, the British politician and aristocrat John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, used a lot of his free time for playing cards. One of the problems he had was that he greatly enjoyed eating a snack, whilst still keeping one hand free for the cards…”
- Theories of Motivation for Workplace Productivity
By Charlie Wilson, (@TalentCulture) TalentCulture
“What motivates you? The allure of a big pay off? The drive to better yourself? Praise, attention, and awards from co-workers or employers? If you’ve ever taken an introductory psychology class (or have a pet animal), then you know about Pavlov’s dog…”
- 7 Bad Habits That Stand in the Way of Your Success
By Lolly Daskal (@LollyDaskal), Inc.
“Historian Will Durant once summarized an idea of Aristotle's as, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." And often it is your habits that determine your success--or stand in its way.…”
- 5 Ways Even Good Leaders Roadblock Real Organizational Change
By Switch & Shift (@switchandshift)
“Organizations going through a change initiative – or ones that have experienced significant change organically – can attest to one fact: Change is not easy. Whether it’s implementing a new process, policy, or procedure…”
What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?
- David Grossman
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