For the leaders that I work with, I like to put together a set of resources that I’m consuming throughout my week. I like to be consuming content around leadership, work and self-development so I can understand the trends as well as stay on top of my game.
Here’s a sample of what that looks like:
- We Need Trauma-Informed Workplaces – “Estimates are that six in 10 men and five in 10 women experience at least one trauma, and approximately 6% of the population will experience PTSD at some point in their lives.”
- Research: To Excel, Diverse Teams Need Psychological Safety – While diversity of backgrounds is generally a requirement for breakthrough performance, particularly when seeking innovation, it is rarely sufficient. Diverse teams need the lubricant of psychological safety to ensure that their members ask questions and share ideas. Leaders, and other team members, play a crucial role in nurturing psychological safety through framing, inquiry skills, and a capacity to step in to bridge different perspectives. When this happens, teams stand to gain more than just performance benefits. Effective leadership of diverse teams also builds a healthier work environment and a more satisfying team experience.
- Hiring Isn’t Enough. Winning the Talent Game Starts With Retention – “62% of CEOs say their top concerns are related to people: hiring, retention, development, leadership, and culture. Everyone is looking to hire, because everyone is losing people. But before a leader can increase head count, they must first stabilize head count. Retention has never been more paramount to a company’s ability to succeed.”
- Can Leadership Development Temper the “Big Quit” – this graph says it all:
- The Leader as a Coach – “To cope with this new reality, companies are moving away from traditional command-and-control practices and toward something very different: a model in which managers give support and guidance rather than instructions, and employees learn how to adapt to constantly changing environments in ways that unleash fresh energy, innovation, and commitment.”
- Dear Manager, You’re Holding Too Many Meetings – “New research shows that about 70% of all meetings keep employees from working and completing all their tasks. While there was a 20% decrease in the average length of meetings during the pandemic, the number of meetings attended by a worker on average rose by 13.5%.”
- The Bullies are Back – “One of the more startling figures the WBI survey uncovered was that 63% of the actions taken by employers in response to reports of bullying just reinforced the abuse. Workers reported that their employers frequently denied or discounted their experiences, rationalized bad behavior as just the way business is done or as “banter,” or even encouraged it as somehow necessary for a competitive atmosphere. Ultimately, 52% of those surveyed said that the bullying only stopped when the target—not the perpetrator—left the job or was fired.”
- Figuring Out Where You Are Now Is Key To Successful Career Transition – “While the Covid pandemic has created an understandable pull for pastures new, it pays to look at your current situation with an objective eye to see whether you really could gain anything additional from your current role, while also better understanding what you might be able to offer future roles. The road to the future will always begin with where you are right now, so make that the first step in your transition.”
- Radical Candor Podcast Season 2, Episode 9: Meet Like A Boss — The 411 On 1:1s
- Radical Candor Podcast Podcast Season 4, Episode 1: Rock Star Mode Versus Superstar Mode
- A Bit of Optimism – Episode 38: Enchantment with Chloe Valdary
- Dare to Lead Podcast – Creating Meaningful Connection at Work
- Secular Buddhism – 153 – The Beauty of Not Knowing
- Secular Buddhism – 146 – The Freedom to Be You
- Leadership Launchpad Project – Leading with Purpose & Meaning with Zach Mercurio
I’d love any great resources so please send them my way if you come across any!
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For a discussion on burnout, mental health and the return to work, check out this week’s Leadership Launchpad Project with Susan Hobson and I. We talk about how to engage your people remotely and what the future of work might look like. Check it out on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and more!
– Coach Rob