NorQuest Weekly Round-Up September 27

dreamstimefree 193757 300x219 NorQuest Weekly Round Up September 27This week has been full of great articles and blog posts, our top four are below:

HBR Blog Network: Ten Reasons People Resist Change
Leadership is about change, but what is a leader to do when faced with ubiquitous resistance? Resistance to change manifests itself in many ways, from foot-dragging and inertia to petty sabotage to outright rebellions. The best tool for leaders of change is to understand the predictable, universal sources of resistance in each situation and then strategize around them.

Fast Company: How To Ask–And Listen–Like You Mean It
Leaders who are helping others to grow and innovate are always trying to craft the best questions to make a difference. Here’s how to ask the questions that will propel your team and your organization forward.

Forbes: How to Manage Well in Hard Times – Build 3 Key Skills
What does it take be a happy leader in a bad economy? Three things: strategic thinking, emotional intelligence and a passion for helping people do their best work, even in the face of diminished resources.

Forbes.com: 5 Ways to Lead with Emotional Intelligence — and Boost Productivity
Leaders are so focused on remaining relevant for their own personal gain that they have forgotten to be more sensitive about how to best serve their employees (the people who help give them relevancy).   In the end, leaders become more valuable when they can prove to increase productivity, employee engagement and results by creating a teamwork environment that gets the best performance from everyone.

If you missed our Monday blog post about Supporting Change, you can read it HERE.

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