Does Effective Leadership Require Acting?

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,May 03, 2016

A challenge and opportunity to be authentic 

I was working with a senior leader recently who’s relatively new in position to help her set the right tone from the top with her leadership team.  Her challenge and opportunity was to be authentic on several difficult topics.  What she really wanted to say and the harsh language she wanted to use wouldn’t be well received, and she knew that.  A core component of authenticity is being who you are, and doing so in a way so others can hear you.  In other words, being audience focused, while knowing what you want to accomplish.

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Weekly Round-Up: What Great Leadership Looks Like, Why Leadership Isn't Soft, Authentic Leadership Fails & More

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 29, 2016

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

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Webinar 5/17 - Be More Authentic! And Help Leaders Speak in Authentic Voices, Too

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Apr 27, 2016

This 75-minute webinar for communications professionals is designed to help you - and the leaders you support - find your authentic voice in business.  

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Starting Thought: Leadership in 2016 – Part 2

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Apr 26, 2016

I continued the dialogue with the PRSA New Professionals group on what effective leadership looks like today. The series airs here on the PRSA New Pros blog, and the dialogue has been so great that I want to continue to bring the topic and conversation to you, too.  Please weigh in with your thoughts on this important question:

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

The Ultimate Way to Prepare For Any Presentation

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 25, 2016

We’ve all been faced with this situation: you planned a presentation for thirty minutes and are now told, “We’re running late—can you do it in ten minutes?” It’s a common (and often dreaded) situation but doesn’t need to be. The next time you have a presentation, practice in three ways (note: the first step is to actually plan your presentation and then rehearse):

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Weekly Round-Up: 3 Warning Signs of Leadership That Most People Miss, 7 Times Leadership is at Its Best & More

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 22, 2016

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

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Winning Presentations: Let’s Have a Conversation

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 18, 2016

Let’s Have A Conversation.

One of the things I enjoy most about speaking engagements is the chance to connect with different groups of people and hear what’s on their minds. Beyond the work we do with our clients, these presentations and the corresponding dialogue help me stay close to the challenges and opportunities in business today. I’m always learning, and excited to hear about new and different strategies to help leaders and their organizations improve communication, engagement, and, subsequently, business results.

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Weekly Round-Up: 6 Qualities of Great Leaders, How to Trigger Innovative Leadership & Why In-authenticity Is Not the Way to Reach Millennials

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 15, 2016

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

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10 Must-Do Tips for Persuasive Presentations

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 11, 2016

Prepping for an important presentation?  As you’re purposefully planning, think about the following 10 criteria of a successful presentation. These are best practice strategies that can help you turn any presentation into a great conversation, and get what you want in record time:

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Weekly Round-Up: Leadership with a Noble Cause, 10 Questions to Ask About Engagement, Helping People Feel Powerful, Understanding Leadership Styles and How to Build a Valuable Culture

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 01, 2016

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

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