Employee Experience Roundup – Dare to Lead: The ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures

October 17, 2018by Shona LepisThe EX Roundup


Welcome to our weekly hand-curated roundup of articles and resources, guidance and inspiration for those who have a role and responsibility in shaping the employee experience. We include a variety of sources and topics ranging from Employer Branding, Content, Employee Communications & Campaigns, Recruitment Marketing, and workplace culture.

In this week’s EX Roundup, in honor of World Values Day, we have a new post on the Vignette blog about what the holiday can teach you about your company. Plus one of our favorite authors, Brené Brown, has a new book out: Dare to Lead, The ultimate playbook for developing brave leaders and courageous cultures, and more.

It’s not fear that gets in the way of daring leadership. It’s our armor — LinkedIn  by Brené Brown
“I’ve spent twenty years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, and I recently completed a seven-year study on brave leadership that was built around the following driving question: What, if anything, about the way people are leading today needs to change in order for leaders to be successful in a complex, rapidly changing environment where we’re faced with seemingly intractable challenges and an insatiable demand for innovation? There was one answer across interviews with 150 global C-level leaders: We need braver leaders and more courageous cultures.” Learn more about by Brené Brown new book Dare to Lead.

What can World Values Day teach you about your company? — Vignette, Mike Lepis
“Just as our ancestors have done for thousands of years, this Thursday we celebrate World Values Day. According to the official @ValuesDay Twitter #WorldValuesDay, “October 18, 2018 is an opportunity to think about our most deeply held values and to act on them.” Now, as silly as these holidays might seem, they can sometimes be good excuses to start a dialogue about important topics. And, admittedly, it’s encouraging to see them used to draw attention to an ideology that we work to put into action.”

The Role of HR in Successful Business Transformation — HR Technologist, By Sushman Biswas
“As organizations continue to grapple with shifting business realities, we discuss the role of HR in implementing a successful business transformation with Amy Cappellanti-Wolf, SVP and CHRO at Symantec.

Establishing the right people practices is essential for any business transformation effort, for ultimately the goal of any organizational transformation is to help people achieve more – build their capabilities, increase engagement, and develop more meaningful connections between purpose and business. Here’s where HR can play a pivotal role in both the transformation process and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the transformation.”

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Get Right About the Customer Experience — Entrepreneur, By Tracy Maylett
“Many years ago, as I began my life as a wet-behind-the-ears entrepreneur, I learned one of the most valuable lessons of my career. In my quest to “take care of the customer,” I learned a truth that appeared (at the time) to be counter-intuitive — customer service doesn’t start with the customer. It begins with taking care of your employees.”

Storytelling: Why is it Essential to Internal Branding Success — HR Technologist By Megan Barbier
“Internal branding – an ongoing process in which an organization ensures that employees understand the ‘who’ and ‘why’ of the organization – is not a new concept.”

Shona Lepis

Shona is responsible for Vignette’s marketing practice, covering everything from agency brand aesthetics to positioning, and managing the agency’s web and social presence.