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December 7, 2018

Weekly Round-Up: Traits of Powerful Leaders, 15 Big CEO Challenges (and Solutions), New Math of Leadership, A Lesson on Hubris, & Flipping the Feedback


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

  • 7 Personality Traits Powerful Leaders Share
    By Jessica Thiefels via Thin Difference (@ThinDifference)

    “Some people seem to be natural born leaders. We watch in awe as they effortlessly sway throngs of people toward a common goal. Other people are thrust into a leadership role and must spring into action in a sink-or-swim environment. The question is, when it comes to being an effective leader, are these qualities learned or inherent? In many cases, the answer is both...”
  • The New Math of Leadership
    By Chip Bell (@ChipRBell via @leadchangegroup), Lead Change Group

    “What if we altered the frame and thought of leadership more like the rheostat on a light switch—turned up or down, on or off, depending on what was required? If the goal is reading, the light goes up; romantic, the light dims; and time to turn in for the evening, the light turns off. The presence of light becomes relevant only in the context of a need or goal…”
  • Flip the Feedback
    By Susan Fowler (@fowlersusann via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    “Getting pure feedback on your performance is essential to your development and ultimate success at anything you do in life. But you face a big problem when it comes to feedback...”

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

—David Grossman

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