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Being in the business of Leadership Development, I am always looking for great articles and resources to help our clients Build Better Leaders. In that process, I come across material that I think may be interesting to our readers.
With that in mind, here is my leader reading list for the week.
This London School of Economics article outlines recommendations to address leadership challenges at the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Specifically, the article discusses a more proactive approach for developing leaders before they become leaders. Essentially, “instead of waiting for positions to be filled to develop leaders, we need to develop leaders to fill positions.”
John Rampton contends that “assertiveness can help when you’re looking to get buy-in from your team on a plan, campaign, or killer idea.” In this article, you’ll learn 5 keys to asserting yourself for the greater good that include:
We all know that feedback is the key to personal development. However, many of us are terrified of asking for it and (at best) uncomfortable with giving it. Matias Rodsevich pens a great article on how you can overcome that fear and start reaping the benefits that frequent feedback can deliver.
Watch how Blue Apron’s CEO shares leadership responsibilities. Matt Salzberg discusses how his role has evolved as the company has grown from 3 employees to 3600. You’ll also learn why he believes too many cooks in the kitchen isn’t always a bad thing.
This tech startup is making a bendable smartphone that will wrap around your wrist. Discover how this company is leading the way with a new way of thinking about what we can do with our phones.
The rankings for the Best Places to Work in the U.S. Federal Government have recently been released. The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey conducted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) collects data from over 400,000 employees and provides detailed rankings from seemingly every possible perspective.
A few interesting conclusions:
“Schedule time in advance to talk with your employees. Whether you’re a team leader scheduling check-ins with direct reports, or a senior agency official scheduling personal site visits to geographically dispersed locations, the effort should yield dividends if you genuinely engage in open dialogue.” – From the Washington Post’s What Every Leader in Government Should Be Doing Right Now
Hope you found something in the list that peaked your interest. Until Next Week.