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October 6, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Top 3 Communication Mistakes That Kill Results, Curiosity, Effective Leadership, 3 Ways to Build Trust, & Leadership in Innovation


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 

  • The Top 3 Communication Mistakes That Kill Results
    By Shawn Rhodes (@ShoshinConsul via @bizjournals), Business Journals

    “Most organizations invest time and resources into improving operations — state-of-the-art equipment, expensive training programs and software systems that would baffle an astrophysicist. Unfortunately, there’s an endemic problem that makes even the most advanced technology useless...”
  • Curiosity Opens Doors
    By Jesse Lyn Stoner (@JesseLynStoner), Seapoint Center

    “Curiosity is the key to learning. You’re never too old to learn and grow, and to develop more satisfaction and meaning in your work and your life. Catch yourself when blame and reactivity arise, and instead of quickly dismissing what you don’t like, approach it with curiosity. What would happen if you don’t respond with negativity and simply ask questions to learn more?…”
  • This 1 Thing Is at The Root of Effective Leadership
    By Jeff Pruitt (@jeffreypruitt via @Inc), Inc.

    “Leadership can mean many different things to different people. And throughout our lifetimes, we'll have many different people whom we'll deem leaders in our own eyes. In the workplace, naturally the executive team, managers and founders step into that role, however, it's not authority that defines a good, effective leader…”
  • 3 Research-Backed Ways to Build Trust
    By Kasey Hickey (@kfleisher via @BetterUp), BetterUp

    “Trust is the foundation of any successful organization. When team members feel trusted, they’re better able to bring their whole selves to work, and do their best work. But the skill of trust-building remains elusive to many…”

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

—David Grossman

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