Navigating Workplace Gossip, Better Meetings, Know-it-Alls, Passive Aggressive Co-workers, and More…
It’s that time of year when we pause to review what you’re reading here on Let’s Grow Leaders. We inventory the most-read leadership articles of 2023 and here’s what you’re most interested in so far.
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Which of our leadership articles, Leadership Without Losing Your Soul podcast episodes, and Asking-for-a-Friend videos resonate most with you and why? Please let us know what additional topics would be of most interest as we plan our editorial calendar for the back half of the year.
Most Read Let’s Grow Leaders Leadership Articles of 2023 (First Half)
If you’re a regular reader, you know we’ve been doing significant research, writing a new book, and developing and testing new techniques and tools to help you navigate challenging workplace conflicts. Several of these “best of leadership articles,” are related to this work, including our number one leadership article of the year so far, on powerful phrases to stop workplace gossip before it spreads.
It’s not too late to participate in our World Workplace Conflict and Collaboration Survey (it takes five minutes, and we would love to add your voice to the mix).
In out most popular leadership article of the year so far, Karin shares powerful phrases to stop workplace gossip.
Of course, it’s impossible to know exactly what to say in any given situation. But, these conversation starters (and in some cases conversation stoppers), will help empower you to stop these destructive conversations.
Our readers know that effective leaders hold meetings that get results and people want to attend. In this article, we share six techniques to lead meetings that get results, and your people want to attend.
3. How To Influence a Know-it-All at Work (Powerful Phrases For More Confidence)
In How To Influence a Know-it-All at Work, learn how to channel the know-it-all’s expertise while staying confident in yours.
4. How to Talk With a Passive-Aggressive Coworker (And Not Play Their Game)
Passive-aggressive behavior is contagious. It’s easy to let yourself react with frustration or even get passive-aggressive (or maybe aggressive-aggressive) yourself. Get phrases to use when working with a passive-aggressive co-worker.
5. Navigate Workplace Conflict: 3 Powerful Phrases to Foster Better Connection
To effectively navigate workplace conflict, prioritize connecting with the human at the center of it all.
Evergreen Topics: The Popular Leadership Articles that Continue to Trend on Let’s Grow Leaders
These continue to be some of the most-read articles on Let’s Grow Leaders.
This is one of the most-read articles among our leader readers for good reason, a lot of people miss the opportunity to do this well. If your company doesn’t require mid-year reviews, do them anyway. If your boss doesn’t have one planned for you, why not ask for one?
2. Seven Ways to Help Your Team Deal With Ambiguity
This article continues to trend as one of our most popular on Let’s Grow Leaders. We encourage you to check it out and leave a comment with your best practice for dealing with ambiguity and change.
3. Psychological Safety: Why People Don’t Speak Up at Work
In this popular article, we share the research that grounds our book, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates.
If you are looking for practical approaches to create more psychological safety on your team, you might also enjoy this related artice, Share your Ideas: Practical Ways to Ensure Your Voice is Heard.
Favorites on Leadership Without Losing Your Soul (Podcast)
1. Balancing Strategy and Tactics
It’s no surprise that the #1 most downloaded episode this year is about balancing strategy and tactics. When you can embrace effective leadership strategies and tactics, they will work together to help you, your team, and your organization thrive.
2. Risk of Human Connection
The next most downloaded episode is Risk of Human Connection with Chad Littlefield. Chad gives you practical tools and questions to help you connect with your team more effectively, build better relationships and results, have more influence, and work better together.
Popular on Asking For a Friend
Filmed from the Eiffel Tower in Paris France, Karin shares four practical ways to help your team embrace a new idea.
2. How to Increase Trust in Your Remote Team (with video)
Learn additional ways to increase trust in a highly dispersed remote or hybrid team, with special footage from Williamsburg where Karin was keynoting their leadership development conference.
What’s your Favorite?
So, that wraps up the most-read articles on Let’s Grow Leaders so far this year. It’s always interesting to see what’s of most interest to you now and which continues to resonate over time. We’re curious, what’s your favorite and why?