Weekly Roundup: The Energy of three Phrases, Corporations Getting Transformation Proper Whereas COVID-19 Leaders, and One Easy Tip for CEOs

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the best of the latest leadership and communication blog posts I've seen in the past few weeks. 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:

  • Irv Grousbeck: The power of "I don't know"
    By Bill Snyder (@BSnyderSF via @StanfordGSB), Stanford Business

    As a C suite manager, you may think you need to always have the answers, but thinking that way can be a mistake. H. Irving Grousbeck, Associate Professor of Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and co-founder of Continental Cablevision, explains why.

    "When you're a top business manager, it can be difficult to admit that you don't know something. After all, anyone who has climbed to the top of the company's food chain is expected to exude security and confidence. In short, you should be the person with all the answers… "

  • Why some employers keep getting the transformation right
    By Maggie Patrick and Mark Royal (@markroyalHG via @HRExecMag), HR managers

    This year, Korn Ferry and Human Resource Executive's annual “Most Admired for HR” list of companies focuses on workforce transformation and highlights those who do it right. Here's what we can learn about transformation from the world's most admired companies:

    "Workforce transformation has been and is a critical issue for the HR department. If companies cannot evolve and adapt to changing environments, they have no hope of lasting success. But in a global pandemic, in the midst of ever greater disruptions and social unrest, it feels more important than ever … "

  • How to lead during COVID-19
    By Eric Jacobson (@EricJacobsonKC)

    Find out what is the most important thing a leader can do as they lead their organization through the challenges of COVID-19, according to these 10 executive and business authors.

    "Today the following 10 leadership and business book authors answered that question for me: Question: While we are sure to be challenged by COVID-19 for the foreseeable future, what is the most important thing a leader can do when running their business? Organization?… "

  • Patrick Lencioni: A good time for quiet contemplation
    By Patrick Lencioni (@patricklencioni via @ChiefExecGrp)

    CEOs: This one thing can help you recover from all the glitches and uncertainties.

    “Imagine if there was one activity that every CEO agreed to to maximize their success and almost none of them did. And imagine that this activity costs absolutely nothing, only takes 10 to 15 minutes a day, and has obvious and even immediate benefits … "

  • Recommendations from leading CIO whisper Charlie Feld
    By Peter High (@peterahigh via @Forbes), Forbes

    Let Charlie Feld, one of America's most recognized and successful chief information officers, provide advice on how to manage a crisis.

    "While there is no textbook on how to lead through a crisis like the current pandemic, one of the things that can be learned from the wisdom and insight of executives who have been around longer than we are and who have a perspective that is broader than ours. While no leader has faced such circumstances, Charlie Feld's experience as a technology leader – for some of the biggest names in the business world – over the past 55 years is a voice worth hearing… ”


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

– –David Grossman

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