Weekly Round-Up: Improve Communications in Virtual Teams, Be a More Influential Leader, How to Avoid Arrogant Leadership, Making Meaningful Change, & Fantastic Company Culture Hacks

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 22, 2018

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 

  • Five Ways to Improve Communication in Virtual Teams
    By N. Sharon Hill and Kathryn M. Bartol (@mitsmr), MIT Sloan Management Review

    “As collaborative technologies proliferate, it is tempting to assume that more sophisticated tools will engender more effective virtual communication. However, our study of globally dispersed teams in a major multinational organization revealed that performance depends on how people use these technologies, not on the technologies themselves.” Read more >>
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Leaders and Communicators: We Often Get in our Own Way

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jun 19, 2018

It’s a habit that’s easy to fall into – focusing on a communication opportunity from a tactical perspective. The thought process is more about what to say than what we want to accomplish with an audience in the context of our larger business plans.

It’s often like we can’t help ourselves. What we’re really doing is making a choice to not be as effective as we can be. And to waste valuable time and energy. Not to mention reducing the chances of us making the most of the communication opportunity at hand to get the impact we want.

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

New eBook: 7 Critical Traits for Building Trust in Companies

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 18, 2018

Trust Everywhere is Eroding 

Several recent surveys show a serious decline in the trust key stakeholders have in organizations. Earlier this year, a major annual study underscored the scope of the problem, revealing the largest-ever drop in trust among the general population. 

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Tags: Announcements, Free Downloads

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Leadership Storytelling Quotes, 7 Great Leadership Signs, Executive Visits, 6 Tips for Graduates (or Anyone), & Successful Multi-Cultural Teams

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 15, 2018

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Someone to Know: Words of Wisdom from John Novick, Intermediate and Middle School Head, Francis W. Parker School

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jun 13, 2018

With graduation season upon us, many are sharing words of wisdom to grads as they transition to their next chapter. Few thoughts have resonated more with me recently than the beautifully eloquent, quiet and energizing thoughts from John Novick, Intermediate and Middle School Head at Francis W. Parker School. (Full disclosure – my husband, Steve, is fortunate to teach there with a group of hugely capable and caring educators. It’s also where our daughters, Avi and Noa, are getting a strong sense of self and finding their voice, along with learning terrific academic skills.) Read on, and find out why what John shared at a celebration for 8th graders is as appropriate for them, as it is for anyone else. His “perfectly imperfect” yet brilliant thoughts make him Someone to Know.

Words of Wisdom from John Novick,
Head of Intermediate and Middle Schools
at Francis W. Parker School

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4 Steps to Communicate in a Crisis Situation

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 11, 2018

Every company, no matter the industry, deals with difficult problems and issues each day. Starbucks’ issue of racial profiling in one of their stores; Southwest’s emergency landing resulting in the death of a passenger; countless produce companies having issues with E. coli and Chili’s data breach, to name a few. No industry or organization is free from the risk of a crisis. So what should corporate leaders do when something goes wrong? 

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Tags: Communicating Change

Weekly Round-Up: 35 Inspiring Leadership Quotes, Leading Change, Preparing Leaders of Remote Work Teams, Empathetic Leadership, & 4 Ways to Make Every Day Better

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 08, 2018

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Communication is Job #1 for Your Organization’s Success

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jun 06, 2018

There’s clearly no shortage of strategies for helping your organization grow and succeed today – innovation, transformation, strategy models, marketing, customer insights, and on and on. We all know the list.   

Yet I remain a big believer in effective communication as the best – and often most overlooked – way to ensure strategic success. Without effective communication, all the strategic levers in the world won’t succeed because employees, clients and customers don’t understand and embrace the company story and path forward.  

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communicating Change

How to Make Your Organization Smarter: A Conversation with Renowned Business Leadership Consultant Liz Wiseman

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 04, 2018

While we read and consult a number of business leadership books to help our clients, one book recently stood out for its compelling research and guidance: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, by Liz Wiseman. 

Liz is CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley. As a former executive at Oracle Corporation, Liz served as the vice president of Oracle University and as a global leader for human resource development at the company before launching her own firm. With clients that include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter, Liz has been named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. 

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Weekly Round-Up: 25 Leadership Life Experiences, Times of Change, 3 Things Companies Must Master, 3 Virtual Team Strategies, & Leaders Take Employee Engagement Personally

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 01, 2018

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