Weekly Roundup: Communication Abilities and Methods for Groups and Leaders, Why Asking for Enter Helps You Run Higher, 10 Steps in Disaster Communication When You Don't Have a Plan

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-19 I continue to advocate racial justice and 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:

  • Four skills that are revolutionizing team communication
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley via @leadchangegroup), Lead Change

    Teams that have mastered the "sweet spot" of conversation are more productive and innovative. Find out what it is and how to get there.

    "Conversational skill is the ability to have an open, balanced, and non-defensive dialogue on difficult topics and under difficult circumstances. Teams with a high conversation capacity know how to stay in the "sweet spot". The sweet spot is the place where openness and curiosity are in balance. Dialogue flows freely, people willingly share their contributions and listen to feedback from others without judgment. Good work takes place in the sweet spot… "

  • A crisis within a crisis: When employee engagement is too late
    By Laura L. Lemon, Ph.D. (@LaLouLem via @InstituteForPR)

    This article explains how the unexpected pandemic pulled the curtains back on organizations that have not invested in their people and advocate retention practices and the potential consequences of those decisions.

    "Some organizations were somewhat prepared before the crisis due to a strong culture of engagement. For example, Salesforce, the company that Fortune has recognized a dozen times as one of the best companies for its work, put employees first by providing daily updates, doing mental health check-ins and providing all resources to who were necessary to ensure the employees felt supported and confident in their work … "

  • Communication techniques for challenging times: A Frontline Festival
    VIa Karin Hurt and David Dye (@LetsGrowLeaders and @davidmdye), Let & # 39; s Grow Leaders

    19 thought leaders from around the world share their preferred communication skills to lead well, especially in times of uncertainty and change.

    "Communication is difficult even under "normal" circumstances, but more important now. You know we believe strongly in 5 × 5 communication. Communicate everything that matters five times, five different ways, and always looking for great communication techniques to make it happen… "

  • Ask for input
    Posted by Ken Blanchard (@kenblanchard) on How We Lead

    There are several reasons a leader should regularly seek direct reports for their contributions. Ken Blanchard talks about three of the greats.

    "In this post I will focus on asking for input – a supportive behavior that not only promotes mutual trust and respect between managers and direct employees, but also benefits the organization …"

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

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