Top 13 Most Memorable LinkedIn Articles of 2017 so Far

Top 13 Most Memorable LinkedIn Articles of 2017 so Far     

Publishing is one of LinkedIn’s selling points as the platform attracts a primarily professional demographic. The articles shared are often brimming with actionable insights that add value to the digital space in different professional dimensions. Here are 13 memorable articles thus far in the year that have inspired, educated, and sparked important conversations.

Relinquish control to preserve power

Written by General Martin E. Dempsey, this article covers the importance of sometimes letting go of the reigns with the larger picture of preserving power in mind. The fact that it is written by a general adds credibility to the piece. It glorifies the need to view leadership as a collaborative rather than a competitive undertaking to maximize results.

How vandals destroy team member engagement & excitement

This excellent piece crafted by Patrick Leddin, a professor, explores the damage vandalism deals positive messages. It covers the negative side of vandalism in relation to a Mural that propelled positivity and excitement prior to adulteration by vandals. Despite restoration, the positive atmosphere was not recaptured and Patrick extrapolates the occurrence and its effects to other similar circumstances.

Solving the problems of the poor by paying the smart

A provocative title, the article is likewise equally provocative and controversial but it manages to put forward an idea that could prove groundbreaking. It proposes that the rich, to alleviate poverty, should focus on the smart by leveraging competitions and worthy prizes. This way, the smart would come up with cheap products in core niches driven by a competitive environment with big prizes at stake.

If you could design your own child, would you?

Vivek Wadhwa covers the ramifications of the recent breakthrough in human gene editing. He highlights the exciting possibilities chief among them being that in the near future, it could be possible to design your own baby and skirt inheritable diseases, for instance.

To tattle or not to tattle: when to tell your boss and when to keep it to yourself

Lisa Earle McLeod looks into the decision paralysis many face at the workplace when colleagues err. She proposes several angles of judging such scenarios to determine whether it would be prudent to tell your superiors or not. Insightful and written from a point of experience, it is a worthy read for all professionals.

Sometimes remote work policies must die for flexible work cultures to thrive

Cali Williams Yost dives into the deep end of a trend that has been catching on: the recalibration of remote work policies in big firms such as IBM. She advances the point of argument that for companies to truly have a flexible work culture, remote work has to be seen as a slice of the pie rather than a complete, standalone alternative.

LinkedIn’s top companies of 2017 reveal what employees really want

Written by Suzy Welch, it is not a wonder that this piece has garnered quite some attention. The renowned business personality investigates the differences between companies that people are truly desperate to work in and those that people view apathetically. Her argument offers useful revelations.

LinkedIn top companies 2017: where the world wants to work now

The title says it all, and as you might expect, Amazon, Starbucks, Facebook, Uber and other behemoths are on the list. The winning points that make these companies talent magnets as well as talent reservoirs are shared with an almost unanimous common denominator being excellent maternity and paternity policies and flexibility to take up personal projects.

The 25 hottest companies in America according to LinkedIn

In this piece, Kathryn Dill lists 25 of the most popular and highly regarded elite companies in the country according to LinkedIn stats. Adobe, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Oracle, Twitter and several other usual suspects are present – on merit, of course. Analysis parameters include culture, public interest, employee treatment among others.

The most important body language signal for success

Karol Kinsey Goman puts into perspective the importance of proper body language in the professional world. She highlights the value of making good body language a lifestyle habit rather than an as-the-situation-demands activity.

Why taking responsibility is always the best leadership choice

Taking responsibility for mistakes and underwhelming performances of subordinates is hard and seemingly antagonistic with the general leadership view. Contrastingly, Douglas Conant, a founder and former CEO illuminates the matter from an experience-backed perspective advising that the best thing a leader can do is to take responsibility for the failures of his team rather than spread the blame and hang some out to dry.

Why great leaders don’t ask “leading” questions and what to do instead

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith covers the importance of asking questions when you do not know the answers. It sounds straightforward, but apparently, many people are held back by their egos and the feeling that they ought to already know what they are asking about. A way around this is proposed and discussed.

The bread lab in my backyard

This piece is authored by Bill Gates, and as expected, it has gone viral in several other platforms besides LinkedIn. It centers on a bread lab in his hometown – Seattle – that has adopted a scientific approach to baking with the goal of using only whole grains to produce highly nutritious and tasty products: a balance that is hard to achieve.

The nature of content shared on LinkedIn establishes the platform as the go to channel for high-quality information from reputable and qualified persons. Some of the tips and advice shared are simply unmissable.

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