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April 28, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: What to Know About Sentiment Analysis, 5 CEOs Success Tips, Is Your Leader Ruining Employee Retention, Practice Mistakes, & Communication Styles

Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent 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 read articles on what everyone ought to know about sentiment analysis, success tips from 5 CEOs with humble beginnings, how to tell if your leader is ruining employee retention, practice your mistakes, and discover your unique communication style. 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.

  • What Everyone Ought to Know About Sentiment Analysis
    By Silverman Research (@Silverman_R)

    “In the make-believe world of movies and TV (and just because I love a quotable one-liner), sometimes ‘there’s just no room for sentiment’. In the very real world of organisational research of course, sentiment is absolutely everything. After all, how can companies and cultures really change if leaders don’t understand how the working environments they create actually make people feel?…”
  • Success Tips from 5 CEOs with Humble Beginnings
    By Chantal Bechervaise (@CBechervaise), Take It Personel-ly

    “It takes a diverse set of skills to outgrow modest circumstances and advance to the pinnacle of the world of business. By looking intently at successful entrepreneurs who have risen from obscurity to direct some of the world’s most notable firms, we can gain insight into what makes them tick and learn from their stories…”
  • How To Tell If Your Leader Is Ruining Employee Retention
    By Meghan M. Biro (@MeghanMBiro via @Forbes), Forbes

    “What drives retention? Leaders: the flesh and blood humans in charge. From managers to CEOs, the boss has a huge impact on retention. For all the bells and whistles we create to drive engagement and ensure retention, it won’t mean a thing if an organization’s badly led…”
  • Practice Your Mistakes
    By Justin Kanoya (@ThinDifference), Thin Difference

    “You’ve just been introduced. Your polished PowerPoint presentation is projecting on the screen. You welcome your audience. You are ready to start and press the “next slide” button on your remote. Nothing happens. You’re sweating. You don’t know what to do; finally resorting to having an audience member advance your slides manually on a keyboard. Later you realize you forgot to put the batteries in the remote…”
  • Discover Your Unique Communication Style
    By Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard)

    “Have you ever messed up a presentation or speech? It could very well be because you didn’t know your natural style. By not knowing your unique strengths, you missed the opportunity to tap into what works for you. If you want to be a better speaker or just improve your comfort level in front of groups, this post is for you...”

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

—David Grossman

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