These articles are the best of last month’s weekly RelSci 5 newsletter for business leaders. Its curated articles and insights revolve around a different theme each week and will help you do your job better.
1. Follow the leader.
Anyone with a “horrible boss” story knows that leadership isn’t just about a job title. Whether you’re a junior employee or in the C-suite, this list of questions will help you determine just how strong a leader you are.
2. “Think like a man?”
Think again. Corporate women are often told to play like the guys—negotiate harder, compete more and toughen up. Research tells another story. Barbara Annis, founder of the Gender Intelligence Group, sat down with The Atlantic to talk about her experiences in corporate bro-culture—and her vision for a new, gender-intelligent paradigm.
3. The Relationship Capital Checklist.
Hang it up, email to friends or send to colleagues. But whatever you do, don’t forget to read its tips and check yourself against them. We all do a little better with a checklist around.
4. Woo your board.
Looking to improve your relationship with your board members? These 3 relationship-building strategies will help you build trust, ask for favors, and secure the warm introductions only your board members can offer.
5. Inhale, exhale.
You’re constantly doing it—but are you doing it well? It turns out that the quality of your breathing dramatically affects the quality of your voice, and that can make or break a public speech. Improve your breathing and improve your presentation skills, all in four easy steps.