Weekly abstract: rising workforce productiveness now and after the disaster, involving folks within the human sources division, management measures in the direction of racial justice, writing efficient speeches

Welcome to my weekly summary of the best of the latest leadership and communication blog posts I've seen in the past week. Given the current business situation today and how much has changed as a result COVID-19I continue to use the weekly summary as a place to share some of the best resources I see to help managers and communicators navigate their new normal with their teams.

This week's executive and communication blog summary:

  • The 2 factors that lead to powerful and productive team discussions
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), leader with confidence

    Conduct powerful and productive team conversations by striking a balance between these two factors: openness and curiosity.

    "It's okay, you can admit it. We've all been through this. Working in teams can be incredibly frustrating. Regardless of whether it was a school, work, or community organization, you probably had a troubled team experience. It is this team that never seems to be able to productively discuss challenging topics. They either avoid the conversation altogether and pretend that the problem does not exist, or if someone has the courage to raise the issue, the discussion becomes heated and the spirals get out of control… "

  • How to get people into the human resources department
    By William Arruda (@williamarruda and @Forbes), Forbes

    This article looks at some new surveys on HR perception and looks at the heart and soul of practice.

    "The personnel organization should be the most humane department in your company. After all, it has the word "human" in its name right there. According to studies by Zety, a publisher of guidelines and articles for job seekers, many HR departments lack the idea of ​​humanity. The study asked approximately 1,000 American workers to share their thoughts about the human resources department. Some amazing facts about employees' opinions on this core function were published … "

  • Experience the moment with a guide
    By Bernard Coleman III (@ bernardcoleman3 via @Inc), Inc.

    This article deals with concrete measures to combat racial justice. Up-to-dateness, direct and authentic dialogue and sensible measures help managers to lead their organizations.

    "Executives play an overwhelming role in ensuring that all organizational measures are proportional to the extent of the action. HR experts in particular are at the forefront to ensure that their employees are supported and heard comprehensively. When executives try to face the unknown, here are some steps to take when trying to deal with the moment effectively… "

  • 4 questions to ask yourself when writing a speech
    By Jennifer Spencer (@ jennspencer21 via @Entrepreneur), Entrepreneur

    Get lessons in writing effective speeches that any leader can use regardless of how many people are in the room.

    "Albert Einstein famously said, 'If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depends on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes trying to figure out the right question … once I know the right question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes. & # 39; Writing a speech is the same thing. If you know what you want from yourself – or what the audience demands from you – speech will easily roll your tongue down. Here are four questions to ask yourself as you write your speech to find out what you have to say the most … "

  • Why do teams gather in the crisis and fall apart later?
    By Kate Nasser (@KateNasser)

    Whenever a team works better together, it's worth asking why. Ask these questions to analyze how your team recovered from the crisis to drive the insights.

    "When teams gather in a crisis and work together better than ever, we welcome them. But sometimes the same teammates start arguing after the crisis and their teamwork begins to slip. This is a wonderful time to stop and judge why and how your teams are gathering in a crisis. Then see the light, how you can keep the great teamwork alive… ”


What were some of the best resources you read this week?

– –David Grossman

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