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February 17, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Why You Should Listen More, Risks of Misaligned Purpose, Lessons From Embarrassing Moments, Company Culture Now & Employee Burn Out

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 why you should speak less and listen more, the risks of misaligned purpose at work, your company’s future depends on its culture today, 10 leadership lessons from life’s most embarrassing moments, and 5 things that are causing employees to burn out.

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.

  • Why You Should Speak Less and Listen More
    By Susan Mazza (@SusanMazza), Random Acts of Leadership

    “When I was growing up, I remember feeling more uneasy when my parents got very quiet than when they were speaking loudly about their displeasure with something I or my brother had done. As a proponent of speaking up as an act of leadership, it is perhaps ironic that I learned at a very young age how silence can sometimes speak loudly…”
  • The Risks of Misaligned Purpose at Work
    By Adi Gaskell (@adigaskell) The Horizons Tracker

    “I wrote recently about the power of purpose, not only in our working lives but also our personal lives. A recent study found that when we have purpose in our working lives, not only are we more productive, but we tend to earn more. What’s more, the happiness in our working life also tends to help us to live longer…”
  • Your Company’s Future Depends on Its Culture Today
    Cent Muruganandam (@B2Community), Business 2 Community

    “Company culture is a ubiquitous buzzword in business today. With countless articles and leadership conferences touting the importance of culture, we know at this point that it’s important and we need to be doing it. Don’t get lost in the hype though – your company’s culture has all sorts of consequences, some that may not be as obvious as others…”
  • The 5 Things That Are Causing Employees To Burn Out
    By Gwen Moran (@FastCompany), Fast Company

    “When work culture demands 24/7 availability, it isn't surprising that more employees are feeling burned out. A January 2017 survey by Future Workplace and workforce management software company Kronos found that nearly half of HR leaders say employee burnout is responsible for up to half of their annual workforce turnover…”

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

—David Grossman 

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