Today we dispatched the May 2022 edition of our Leadership That Works Newsletter, a curated digest of the best leadership links from around the web, sent at the end of each month. In this month’s best leadership links to read right now: Forget perfection, battle ‘proximity bias,’ make a ‘done list,’ and more. As always, we’re sharing the content from our newsletter on our blog in case you’re not subscribed to our mailing list. If you find these links enriching, you can sign up to receive our newsletter right here.
**For more on taking action, explore our post on how to lead change no matter your job title.
“Hybrid work isn’t the future. It’s already here,” says this Senior Executive piece on running better hybrid meetings. More than half of employees now work in organizations with a hybrid model so “businesses must adapt their communications and meetings for distributed teams.” To ensure all team members feel included, a top priority should be correcting for “proximity bias,” a phenomenon where “in-person participants are treated preferably or have more opportunities to express their opinions.” To better structure meetings “to foster collaboration” between all employees, regardless of their respective locations, leaders should run a self-assessment to check if their equipment is sufficient to handle remote meetings, and to make sure “that the balance of power, and the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ syndrome doesn’t result in separate classes of subordinates.” Get the full story here.
**For more on this, explore the 6-step Blueprint process—a battle-tested way to get more joy and fulfillment out of your leadership journey, with “forget perfection” as its central rallying cry.
Insights & Resources from ConantLeadership
At the third bi-annual BLUEPRINT Leadership Summit last month, Doug Conant was joined in conversation by Susan Cain, world-renowned bestselling author of Bittersweet and Quiet. Read their tips for fostering deeper connections in today’s workplace in this new blog post.
‘We Have a Greater Responsibility to Society than Just the Bottom Line’—Steve Collis and Doug Conant on Leadership
At the third bi-annual BLUEPRINT Leadership Summit last month, Doug Conant was joined in conversation by Steve Collis, celebrated CEO of AmerisourceBergen. Read their smart tips for creating purpose-driven organizations in this new blog post.
In the latest episode of the American Writers MuseumAuthor Talks podcast, Doug and I talk about the core messages of our book, The Blueprint, and offer an exclusive peek into our writing process.
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