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May 1, 2015

Weekly Round-Up: What’s Missing from Your Innovation Efforts, 7 Steps to Improve Your Character Habit & Tips for Effective Internal Communications

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 email habits to learn from some of the world’s busiest people, ways to improve your internal communications and steps to improve your character habit.  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.

  • The One Thing Missing from Your Innovation Efforts: A View of Customers “In the Wild”
    By Jon Picoult (@JonPicoult), Carrier Management
    “’Innovate or die,’ the saying goes. But as companies try to sharpen their competitive edge with new product and service ideas, many don’t realize that their efforts are fundamentally misguided
  • Five Email Habits to Steal from the World’s Busiest People
    By The Muse (@dailymuse), Forbes
    I don’t know about you, but sometimes I wake up and feel like I spend my day trying not to drown in my inbox. Obviously, this isn’t a problem only I face; nearly every professional I know struggles…”
  • The Surprising Employee Benefit That Can Dramatically Boost Your Bottom Line
    By Beth Knuppel (@ericsson), Switch & Shift
    If you thought ‘minister of dollars and sense,’ ‘germ slayer,’ and ‘bone seeker’ were rejected job titles from the first draft of ‘Harry Potter,’ you wouldn’t be too far from the truth. Actually, they’re real-world job titles that workers…”
  • 5 Tips to Create Effective Internal Communications With Your Team
    By Rich Kneece (@masstechnology), Fast Company
    Effective communication between a company and its employees enables businesses to fully tap into the unique knowledge, insights, and talents of its people.  Often, the benefits stretch beyond pure profit. More open discussions help build a strong community within…”
  • 7 Steps to Improve Your Character Habit
    By Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard), Leadership Insights
    Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to talk with Fred Kiel, the author of Return on Character: The Real Reasons Leaders and Their Companies Win.  His extensive research provides data that proves that character matters.  That same research also…”


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

-          David Grossman 


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