Last week Mary Jordan’s post on the Linkage Leadership Blog showed up in my Inbox. She is a Principle Consultant and Co-Leader of the Change and Transition Leadership Practice at Linkage, an international consulting practice focusing on developing organizations.
Last week I was attracted to a short piece  on networking by Marc Thompson. Thompson is an author, leadership coach, and investor. The article’s title, “Why Jeff Bezos, Tony Hsieh and Al Gore Told Me to Stop Networking,” was what caught my eye.
“Humble listening" is among the top four characteristics of leaders. – Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE
“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” – Henry Ford
“To be able to motivate and inspire others, you need to learn how to listen in both individual meetings and at the group level." – Christine Riordan, President-Elect, Adelphi University and leadership coach.
For the past three weeks, the Tuesday Readings have focused on one or another facet of employee engagement. Today, we shift the focus a bit and turn our attention to “Employee Morale.” Our author is Vi Bergquist, CIO at St Cloud Technical & community college. Vi’s essay was a recent weekly reflection in one of the Leaders Program cycles.
The past two Tuesday Readings have focused on employee engagement, first, on February 10, 2015, focusing on what employee engagement is and then on February 17, turning to a set of five expectations that employees have of their supervisors. The data shows that if these expectations are met, engagement will increase. And, that’s a good thing.
We all encounter tough conversations almost daily. Today’s Tuesday Reading, How to Override Your Default Reactions in Tough Moments, provides some oft-needed help. The essay is by Lee Newman, Dean of Innovation and Behavior and a professor of Behavioral Science and Leadership at IE Business School in Madrid, and appeared earlier this year on the HBR Blog Network.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is actually a short video “’Stop winning so much.’ What?” by Marshall Goldsmith. Goldsmith is a widely known author – What Got You Hear, Won’t Get You There – and executive coach.
All of us want to expand the breadth of our networks and build stronger relationships. Today’s Tuesday Reading, “6 Steps to Turn Strangers into Connections“ which appeared in FastCompany, gives us some helpful suggestions to do just that. The essay’s author is Stephanie Vozza who writes about business and time management and is the author of The Five-Minute Mom’s Club: 105 Tips to Make a Mom’s Live Easier.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is “Mood And Engagement Are Contagious” and first appeared in Joe Folkman’s Forbes column. Folkman describes himself as “a behavioral statistician who covers evidence-based improvement.” More conventionally, he is co-founder and president of Zenger-Folkman, a consulting firm that works to improve organizations and the people within them.