Weekly round-up: management habits and abilities for the brand new regular, HR focus areas for 2021, management ideas and insights, inner communication developments for 2021

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best of the latest leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current business situation today and how much has changed as a result COVID-19I continue to use the weekly round-up as a place to share some of the best resources I see to help leaders and communicators overcome these challenges with their teams.

This week's roundup of this week's leadership and communication blogs:

  • Leadership Behavior During the New Normal: Introduce yourself and get involved
    By Robert A. McDonald (@ Bob_McDonald75 via @SmartBrief and @SBLeaders), SmartBrief

    Robert A. McDonald, retired chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co., explains how and why executives need to create a conscious plan in order to get involved – – more than ever.

    "While the purpose and values ​​of an organization do not change often in this world, and indeed often are the antidote, the behaviors of leadership should change. One of the biggest challenges in the current environment is the social distance required to keep people safe in the coronavirus era. This distance makes leadership difficult. I remember living in Manila in 1991, when I was running Procter & Gamble's business in the Philippines, I was also given the job of running P & G's hair care business across Asia… "
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  • New leadership skills for a world gone wild
    By Celine Brassard (@CMBrassard via @IABC), IABC

    People need to know you care first before they care what you know – find out why this is even more important today.

    "The historic events of 2020 – including a pandemic, anti-government protests, and political and economic instability – have stressed people around the world and exposed them to serious unmet mental health needs. In this charged environment today, leaders with outdated leadership and communication skills are at high risk of failure … "
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  • 7 Realities in the Workplace HR needs to focus for 2021
    By Jen Colletta (@JenColletta via @HRExecMag), Human Resources Manager

    In this Q&A, Bhushan Sethi, partner and joint global leader of PwC's People & Organization practice, discusses what HR can learn from 2020 and what challenges will come in 2021.

    "This year Human Resources has brought with it a number of unprecedented problems: employee safety concerns, engagement in a new, remote world, legal considerations, and even redesigning the Human Resources department itself. Given all of these changes in the past few months, many HR managers look up with a little concern the year 2021: what's next?… "
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  • December 2020 Carnival for leadership development
    By Lead Change Group (@leadchangegroup)

    Get insights and tips from 20 global leadership experts in one place.

    “Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival in December 2020! We love to share posts from leadership professionals around the world on communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building and more. "
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  • Top 2021 internal communication trends
    By Bobby Brumberg (@robbybrumberg via @PRDaily), PR Daily

    Here's what awaits you: – – and prioritize – – in your internal communication in 2021.

    "Who knows what surprises 2021 will have in store? Surely things will get better? If 2020 has taught us anything, it is important to expect the unexpected and be ready to “turn around” in the short term. (With all due respect to “pandemic” or “unprecedented”, “Pivot” should be the word of the year, right?) The following are what communications managers and leaders plan for the coming year:… ”


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

– –David Grossman

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