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July 31, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: The Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation, 10 Ways Leaders Erode Trust & What Makes A Smart Employee Goal

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 why dropping “management” in change management is good for results, how to create a conversation, not a presentation and the top 10 ways leaders erode trust.  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.

  • Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation
    By John Coleman, (@HarvardBiz), Harvard Business Review
    When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. My team…”
  • What Makes A Smart Employee Goal?
    By Andre Lavoie (@aglavoie), SmartBlog on Leadership
    Goals drive us as a whole (company, that is) and as individuals. They define what we need to do and how we need to do it. As managers and employees, we all have individual goals tailored to the work that we do and the contributions we…”
  • The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation
    By Micah Solomon (@micahsolomon), Inc.
    Here's the central law of employee motivation, of coaxing a great performance from your employees, day after day: Employees who are selected, oriented, and reinforced properly, and who are surrounded by peers of the same…”
  • The Top 10 Ways Leaders Erode Trust
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Blanchard LeaderChat
    Irresponsible, unreliable, and undependable make for great words in a song, but if those adjectives describe your leadership style then chances are your people don’t trust you  Now, I believe…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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