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Best Blog Posts of Q3

September 26, 2014

Wesley Dorsett’s post about the C-suite shake-up at the New England-based grocery store chain Market Basket earned the most views this quarter because it had a bit of everything—family drama, corporate power plays, widespread protests, and profound leadership lessons. So Wesley has earned blogging bragging rights this quarter for his astute analysis of the situation. But we can all learn something from the top stories of Q3. And remember: we take requests. Ask us a leadership question or tell us what you’d like to hear more about in future posts in the comments box.

1. Power of “people first” leadership by Wesley Dorsett

When we experience leadership that wields power with humility and grace, it takes us by surprise and creates in us an overwhelming sense of admiration, appreciation, and adoration. Once people experience these rare emotions associated with another person, the resulting loyalty, commitment, and solidarity is powerful.

2. Less doing. More leading. by Adam Rothberg

It’s critical for emerging leaders to understand that every passage along the leadership life cycle requires a reallocation of time and attention from completing specific tasks to higher-level leadership, management, and strategic goals.

3. 12 steps to organizational change: a checklist by Mitchell Nash

No matter what you do, or what industry you’re in, chances are that your organization either needs to change (due to growth, or poor performance, or to increase office space, etc.), or is about to change (due to an acquisition or merger, or a new CEO taking over, or to adapt to ever-changing markets, etc.).

4. What does having a best friend at work say about employee engagement? by Charley Morrow

The importance of employee engagement is somewhat new, and many people are still trying to understand it. But, in many organizations, more time has been put into measuring engagement than understanding it. And many employee engagement assessments are really just an index of questions that are statistically, but not meaningfully, connected to business outcomes.

5. Top 4 behaviors of highly effective leaders by Phil Harkins

Well-integrated, high-performing teams—those that “click”—never lose sight of their goals and are largely self-sustaining. In fact, high-performing teams often take on a life of their own, and it’s all due to leadership.

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