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February 19, 2016

Weekly Round-Up: Things Great Leaders Do Differently, Building a Passionate Company, Bridging Communication Gaps and Saying Thank You to Employees

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.

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This week you’ll read articles that offer helpful advice on being a better leader by learning things that effective leaders do differently, tips on building a passionate company, bridging communication gaps and 40 ways to thank your employees. 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.

  • 6 Things Great Leaders Do Differently
    By Travis Bradberry,(@talentsmarteq), The Huffington Post
    “Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great leader when you're working for one, but even they can have a hard time articulating what it is that makes their leadership so effective…”
  • How to Build a Passionate Company
    By Jim Whitehurst,(@JWhitehurst), Harvard Business Review
    “Executives have begun to understand that to build a great business, companies need a larger goal, one that transcends the traditional bottom line. The best and brightest talent are attracted to organizations that offer a broader purpose…
  • How Leaders Can Bridge Communication Gaps
    By Harvey Schachter,(@globeandmail), The Globe and Mail
    “Determined to control the conversation, leaders fail to engage in dialogue, so they don’t learn through interaction what those gaps are and how to bridge them. The result can be a deep gulf in understanding…”
  • 40 Great Ways to Say Thank You to Your Employees
    By Heryati R.,(@team6Q), 6Q Blog
    Good employees thrive at work when they know their contributions have meaning…”
  • What Does it Mean to Be a Genuine Leader?
    By Kevin Eikenberry,(@KevinEikenberry), Leadership & Learning with Kevin Eikenberry
    “Genuine. It is one of the words used when I ask people to describe a highly effective leader…”

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

-          David Grossman 

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