Weekly Roundup: Mission Statements & Talking Out from the CEO, How Comms Can AAPI Assist Heritage Schooling, Query Taking for Higher Management, Appreciation for Distant Employees

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best of the latest leadership and communication blog posts.

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

  • Why every CEO should have a personal mission statement
    By Melody Wilding (@MelodyWilding via @ChiefExecGrp), Managing Director

    Do you have a personal mission statement? Get a number of benefits, a guide on how to make your own, and some templates to get you started.

    "Similar to a corporate mission statement, a well thought-out, well-written personal mission statement becomes your individual definition of success – and a compass that guides you to your deepest motivations… "

  • How Communicators Can Help Educate America About The AAPI Legacy
    By Jenny Frenkel via PRNews (@museumofpr via @PRNews)

    Find out how communicators can help raise awareness of this community's stories and struggles.

    “There are several factors behind the significant increase in hatred and violence against Asian Americans. Misinformation and misrepresentation are the main triggers. The former president, who referred to COVID-19 as "The China Virus", was of no avail. The New York Times recently collected media reports of cases describing attacks on Asian Americans using common phrases such as "You are the virus" and "Back to China …"

  • CEOs talk about pronouncing
    By Alan Murray and David Meyer (@alansmurray and @superglaze via @FortuneMagazine), Fortune

    Fortune recently hosted a roundtable in collaboration with McKinsey & Company. Get some excerpts from the CEOs in attendance.

    "I have little doubt that historians will view the past few years as a major turning point in corporate history. Most large companies – the Fortune 500 – have significantly increased the amount of attention they pay to social and environmental issues and are more willing to speak out on controversial social and political issues. Critics see this as a political stance. In reality, however, it reflects a fundamental change in the way businesses are run… "

  • Do you want to become a better leader? Question your assumptions
    With Adam Grant and Dean Erika James (@AdamMGrant and @erikahjames via @whartonknows), Knowledge @ Wharton

    Get 5 key takeaways from a discussion between bestselling author and co-director of Wharton People Analytics Adam Grant and the Dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School Erika James about how to become a better leader.

    “Grant is an internationally recognized thought leader in management and workplace dynamics, bestselling author, and co-director of Wharton People Analytics. Grant sat with Wharton Dean Erika James, an organizational psychologist, at an Ivy Exec webinar, titled "Inside the Mind of Professor Adam Grant," sponsored by the Wharton MBA for Executives program. The two discussed the importance of challenging your assumptions about engagement and communication in the workplace in order to become a refined leader … "

  • 13 Smart Ways To Show Appreciation For Remote Workers
    From Forbes Human Resources Council Expert Panel (@ForbesHRCouncil via @Forbes), Forbes

    13 executives look at some of the smartest, most creative ways a company can value its virtual workforce.

    "Companies from all sectors have introduced teleworking and work-from-home regulations for their employees. It has made some of these companies even more productive. This paradigm shift can lead to fewer people being employed in the office if conditions allow them to return to work… ”


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