One great benefit of social media and productivity apps is that each allows an opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest. A few reads this week focus on leadership and organizational change, including the areas of employee engagement, communication, and continuous improvement.

GiveMe5ReadsHere are five quick reads across these areas:

From the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, one of its Insights on the Road to Performance Excellence, “What Does Craigslist Have to Do with the Baldrige Criteria?

Tips from Inc. magazine “5 Ways to Communicate More Clearly”

The message from this Forbes article is “all of us are leaders” – Are You Treating Customers Like Family? Two Lessons…

From New England – a dramatic battle over leadership of a local supermarket chain. This article captures the leadership lessons.

Great quotes from Joel Peterson, Chairman, JetBlue Airways, who shared “25 Business Tips From the World’s Best Coaches”

As leaders we are often charged with identifying key (behavior) performance measures that align to systems improvement and performance efforts. Data and feedback from these measures help us identify strategies and tactics (Systems Thinking; Communication; Customer Engagement and Experience) for making strategic changes that may act as change accelerators. This week’s 5 quick reads provide examples of some strategies and tactics.


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

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