Your Favorite Leadership Articles of the Year
Every year we take a really close look at our human-centered, practical leadership content that is resonating with you. And, use that insight to help us plan for what would serve you most in the new year. These are your favorite leadership articles of 2021 based on views and shares. Click on the headlines or pictures for links.
As we continue to support you and your teams in your human-centered leadership journey, we would love to hear from you. What was your favorite article of the year? Why?
What leadership articles would you like us to write about more in the coming year?
1. How to Provide More Meaningful Performance Feedback
Most employees yearn for more meaningful performance feedback—and are just not getting enough.
This leadership post covers some of the most popular performance feedback tools and techniques that we teach in our leadership development programs.
2. The Blight of Soul-Crushing Useless Negative Feedback
Unfortunately, negative feedback is destructive and all-too-common. Our second most popular leadership article covers how to prevent senseless feedback from zapping your team’s motivation.
3. End-of-Year Meeting: How to Make Yours Remarkable
Okay so technically this one is from December 2020, but it’s been so popular this year, we want to ensure you don’t miss it. Also, popular is this guide to virtual kick-off meetings.
4. Get Your Team Back on Track – Leading Through Distractions
5. How to Deal with Team Conflict
6. A Manager’s Guide to Better Decision Making
7. How to Give Your Team the Energy They Need
8. How to Build a Better Network of Peer Relationships
The Best Leadership Article Published Elsewhere (Training Magazine)
People seemed to really resonate with our article in Training Magazine, Building Teams that Speak Up and Solve Problems
Leadership without Losing Your Soul Podcast (With David Dye)
Most Popular Podcast Interview: Building a Human-Centered Culture- With Charlie Bailes
You build your culture one decision at a time—but how do you ensure that the decisions you make build the culture you want? In this episode, Charlie Bailes, VP of Human Resources and Distribution for ABC Fine Wine and Spirits shares practical ways you can build a human-centered culture in your organization, team, or department.
Most Popular “How To” Episode: Unleash Your Team’s Best Thinking
Have you ever watched a team member do something clever, solve a problem, or creatively improve a process, then ask them why they hadn’t shared it with the team? Too often, your team’s best thinking remains hidden.
Asking For a Friend Vlog (With Karin Hurt)
Karin’s Asking for a Friend show continues to gain traction. Her most popular interview was with Liz Wiseman.
Liz Wiseman’s book is based on research conducted with a variety of companies including Adobe, LinkedIn, and SAP, to determine what behaviors affect someone’s influence at work.
And the most popular show-on-the-road was “What Do I Do if My Team Doesn’t Like Me?” (with scenes from Yellowstone Park).
And in case you’re looking for more popular leadership articles, you can find the Best Leadership Articles of 2020 here.
Your turn. What were one or two of your favorite leadership articles of 2021? What would you like to read more about in 2022? Please leave a note in the comments.