This week’s Quick Reads focus on leadership, employee engagement, and continuous improvement.


The message from this Inc. article is that “there are plenty of benefits to showing your true self, quirks and all, around your employees.” Weird? Not really. Check it out at “Want to Be a Great Leader? Start Acting Weirder

One tip from Harvard Business Review’s The Chief Innovation Officer’s 100-Day Plan” is to invest time with the organization’s top executives. Why?

It is particularly important to understand these executives’ views of two things – innovation’s role in helping the company achieve its growth goals and your role in leading innovation. Is innovation intended to improve and expand the existing business, or is it meant to redefine the company itself and the industry in which it operates? Do executives expect you to establish and incubate a growth businesses, act as a coach to existing teams, or focus on establishing a culture of innovation so that new ideas emerge organically?

How To Know What Feedback To Take, And What To Ignore” offers professional development suggestions for leaders via Fast Company‘s Hit the Ground Running blog.

From SmartBlog on Leadership, “Puppyforce: A case study in employee engagement and organizational success

A systems improvement message delivered by the Baldrige Program’s blog, Blogrige, Improving Board Performance the Baldrige Way

Quick Reads offers us an opportunity to share some of what we’re reading each week. Let us know how you connect with the articles and share with us and WRIE readers what you’re reading.


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Filed under: How to Lead…, Our Partners, Who’s Engaged? Tagged: 5 Quick Reads, Continuous Improvement, Employee Engagement, Excellence, Five Quick Reads, Leadership

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