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Friday Finds - Culture Re-Design, Leadership Myths, and Productive Pauses

Photo by Breather on Unsplash

Photo by Breather on Unsplash

It has been a crazy week as Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on our city. So many people have been displaced from their homes and experienced unbelievable loss. It will be months, if not years, until things get back to normal for millions of people. We are grateful to have stayed mostly dry, even as we received more than 40" of rain at our house. If you haven't already, take a few minutes to see how you can help those who have felt the greatest impact. 

Enjoy these leadership articles we found for you as we waited the storm out:

The Insanely Simple Way I Learned To Be Useful In Every Meeting by Thom Crowley via Fast Company

If given the chance, who wouldn’t want to be a more effective employee? I am always searching for new ways to be useful with my time at work and on my team. This post by Thom Crowley is profoundly helpful in diagnosing the key impediment to effective meetings- and employees. 

3 Myths To Dispel About Successful Leaders by Sarah Robins via Vanderbloemen Search Group

Before you write off a prospective hire as “leader potential” or not, first make sure you haven’t bought into believing these myths of true leadership. My colleague Sarah Robins provides 3 common misconceptions about a managing role and how to spot them early in the hiring process.

The Incredible Power of a Productive Pause by Thomas Oppong via Medium

Putting a hold on work is not always unproductive. In fact, creating an intentional reflective ‘pause’ in your day could amount to more work, energy, and purpose in what you do. Thomas Oppong encourages readers to engage in this small fix with big returns.   

Culture (Re)Design Isn’t Easy. Just Ask Uber by Jeff Boss via Forbes

Culture is one of the biggest buzzwords of the decade. Most companies want to succeed at it, but oftentimes they don’t know how to take the first steps. Use this insightful article by Jeff Boss to sustain your company culture for the long haul.

What are some articles you've found this week? Let us know in the comments below.