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Welcome to my weekly summary of the best leadership and communication blog posts I've seen recently. As we move through the COVID 19 pandemic and social crises, we wanted to share some of the most thoughtful and compelling resources so that you, as leaders, can respond courageously and compassionately, and take positive action as an organization.

This week's blog and blog post on leadership and communication:

  • 10 commitments that PR companies can make to promote racial justice
    By Arun Sudhaman and Aarti Shah (@ArunSudhaman and @aartishah via @Provoke_News), PRovoke (formerly The Holmes Report)

    10 commitments: A call to the PR industry to seriously help reduce systemic racism.

    "As our reporting has shown, the industry has made measurable progress in addressing its gender imbalance at the highest level. However, if the PR industry is really serious about promoting racial justice, they have to make a number of commitments to their own businesses right now. With a tip to Kramer and the Call for Change and based on our many years of discussions with a number of managers, there are 10… "

  • The CEO's biggest awakening: rethinking the role of CHROs amid COVID-19
    By Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP (@JohnnyCTaylorJr via @SHRM), SHRM

    In the COVID-19 era, choosing the wrong CHRO could be a CEO's biggest regret. Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), gives his expert insights into the differences between failed and successful CHROs and their impact on the success of their organization.

    "Almost 400 companies close every day. Around 38 percent of employers report layoffs or vacation days. Seventy percent of Americans work from home or on a changed schedule to take social distancing measures into account. This crisis turns out to be the biggest business challenge since World War II. Let it work for a moment. No other major event has affected people in the United States in this way since the 1940s, not the Great Recession of 2008 or the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. No event in our lives has threatened the lives of people at such a global level … "

  • Managers share about courage: a festival on the front line
    By Karin Hurt and David M. Dye (@LetsGrowLeaders and @davidmdye), Let & # 39; s Grow Leaders

    A dozen leadership experts offer their best insights, tips and resources on courage.

    "Welcome to the Frontline Festival. As we prepare to publish our new book, Courageous Cultures: Building Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Client Lawyers, we've invited thought leaders to share their best writings on courage. Many thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie from the Vizwerx Group for the great picture and to all of our contributors… ”


  • How transparent should you be with your team? 10 Considerations for Managers
    From the expert panel of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) (@YEC via @Forbes), Forbes

    How do you determine how transparently you should deal with your employees? 10 members of the YEC share some questions and considerations for managers.

    “Transparency in the economy has become a practice that is preferred not only by consumers but also by employees. When executives and their team are transparent about the business, it creates a feeling of trust and enables employees to make informed decisions. However, exchanging more information than necessary can distract at best and in the worst case affect corporate culture … "

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

– –David Grossman

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