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September 1, 2017

Weekly Round-Up: Women Driving Innovation, Candor That Delivers Results, Managing Change Quotes, Leaders and Entrepreneurs, & Great Communication From Elon Musk


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 driving innovation in senior leadership by women in business, candor that strengthens relationships and delivers results, 25 quotes about managing change, do leaders and entrepreneurs need the same skills, and an email from Elon Musk to Tesla employees shows what great communication looks like. 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.

  • 25 Quotes about Managing Change
    By ConantLeadership (@DougConant)

    “Part of leadership that works is a commitment to continuous improvement. To that end, we find it helps to consult the vast wisdom of others, across professions and spheres of influence…”
  • Do Leaders and Entrepreneurs Need the Same Skills?
    By Susan Mazza (@SusanMazza), Random Acts of Leadership

    “Are there skills that effective leaders and entrepreneurs have in common? I think so! Shane Barker of shared this infographic with me, and I thought that many of these skills apply to leaders too…”
  • This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like
    By Justin Bariso (@JustinJBariso via @Inc), Inc.

    “Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication. The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent to Tesla employees a few years ago. Sent with the subject line "Communication Within Tesla," it explains the problem with how information is transmitted in most companies, and how things should be different at Tesla...”

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

—David Grossman

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