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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:

  • Think differently about leadership and administration
    By Art Petty (@artpetty via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    Think differently about leading and dealing with these ideas to solve new problems in new ways.

    "It wasn't long ago that the phrase "think differently" brought up images of an Apple ad campaign or the call to action from the cool kids in our corporate and startup playgrounds telling us how to innovate and deal with the changes ahead can handle anything disturb. Oh, for the good old days when we just had to think about it and talk about thinking differently. It's incredible how a crisis can quickly turn squishy, ​​abstract concepts into concrete ones… "
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  • Is flexible working here to stay? We asked 6 companies how it works
    By Kate Whiting (@FormativeKate via @wef), World Economic Forum

    Six executives discuss what has changed in the way they communicate and the future use of their office space.

    "COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our offices and the way we work. Do you remember the days when you could effortlessly walk up to a colleague and chat about a project? A lot of people are now used to doing this virtually – and although some of us will return to work, it looks like remote work in some form will stay here … "
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  • 3 ways to ensure business diversity and inclusiveness have a lasting impact
    By Margaret Kane and Paget Alves (@SYFMKeane via @FortuneMagazine), Fortune Magazine

    Key takeaways from the Synchrony CEO and board member on developing a culture of diversity and inclusion.

    "Corporate America's response should go beyond platitudes and just check boxes for diversity initiatives. Diversity, inclusion and equality are moral and business imperatives – companies can and should do better. This moment challenges business leaders to ask soul-seeking questions about how we can address the root cause of structural racism in our own spheres of influence. We also have to face some uncomfortable truths about how we work today… "
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  • September 2020 Carnival for leadership development
    By Lead Change Group (@leadchangegroup)

    Get insights and tips from 25+ global leadership experts in one place.

    “Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival in September 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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  • Brainstorm when you are not in the same room
    By Lolly Daskal (@LollyDaskal)

    Even with the challenge of brainstorming remotely, it is possible to achieve great things. Try this approach.

    "Now that many of us are no longer working together in the same room, we are gradually getting used to new methods. However, some processes are more difficult to translate than others, and brainstorming is one of the biggest challenges. Where we used to sit in a room and exchange things together, we now try to separate ideas from one another by e-mail and in awkward telephone conferences… ”


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