The Weekly HR Roundup: Leadership Lessons from Top HR Influencers

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Perhaps John F. Kennedy said it best:

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

The reality is nobody is born knowing how to be the perfect leader. It takes time, practice, and–you guessed it–a great deal of learning. Luckily, these HR leaders and bloggers have quite a few tips on leadership to help you and your team in your leadership learning journey.

Here is our roundup of the top 5 human resources blogs focused on leadership this week:

  1. Lack of Leadership Has Created the Skills Gap (HR Bartender)
    While it might seem like the essential qualities for a successful employee and successful manager would be the same, the truth is quite the opposite. Good leaders develop good employees. Sharlyn Lauby discusses how a lack of skilled leadership results in a lack of employee development.
  2. Great Realities of Management: It’s Not Your Fault, But It’s Your Problem… (HR Capitalist)
    Transitioning from being in charge of only yourself to being responsible for the work of others can be one of the most difficult tasks for new managers. And as a manager of new managers, it is your job to communicate to them how to handle their new set of responsibilities. Often times, when an employee fails, a new manager can feel like this is their fault – Kris Dunn tells us how to explain to them that “it’s not your fault, but it’s your problem.”
  3. Driving Change Based on the Diffusion of Innovators (HR Ringleader)
    Innovation is the key to growing a successful business. But innovation doesn’t just happen – it comes from specific individuals, then it diffuses through the rest of the company. Trish McFarlane discusses how to identify these innovators and how best to promote their ideas to drive actual change in your company.
  4. The Future of Work Is Here – Are Your Managers Prepared? (Talent Culture)
    Technology’s impact on the workplace is undeniable – and if you’re not maximizing its use, you will fall behind fast. As a leader, you need to make sure you and your fellow managers understand the benefits of technology and know how best to take advantage of it. Meghan M. Biro tells you how.
  5. Is Emotional Intelligence More Important Than IQ In Leadership? (The Undercover Recruiter)
    We all know that intelligence is an essential quality for a successful leader…but what about emotional intelligence? Studies show that having a high EQ is just as, if not more, important to leadership than having a high IQ. Sophie Deering explains the benefits of having a high EQ, the habits of high EQ leaders, and how you can increase your EQ.
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