Lead By Example and Disconnect From Email on Vacation

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Dec 12, 2017

With the holidays approaching, I’m getting ready to take a vacation—not just from work, but from email too. As many of you know, it's always a personal goal of mine when I take a vacation. 

Making the Commitment

Completely disconnecting from email on vacation is a commitment first made several years ago, and initially, it was a challenge. It was difficult to give myself permission to step away from work. But it gets a little easier each year, and now, I look forward to the time away from my computer.

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Tags: Email In The Workplace

The Case for Including White Men in the Corporate Diversity Discussion

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 11, 2017

A recent Ernst & Young survey arrived at an interesting but not entirely surprising conclusion about white men in the workplace: they feel excluded from workplace inclusion efforts, which can hinder real progress on diversity and inclusion.

The White Male Perspective on Workplace Diversity Efforts

Ernst & Young LLP’s recent survey, “EY Studies Race, Gender and Exclusion at Work,” was an attempt to study different demographic groups’ sense of “belonging” and see if respondents have felt personally excluded at work, and why. The study included a sample size of more than 1,000 full-time employed US Americans.

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Tags: Diversity & Inclusion

Holiday Business Book Sale: Get 30% off No Cape Needed & You Can’t Not Communicate!

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Dec 08, 2017

With the holiday season upon us, why not give the gift of leadership and communications tips to a colleague, friend or your team?

From now until January 1, 2018, my books, No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds, along with You Can’t Not Communicate: Proven Communication Solutions that Power the Fortune 100, and its follow-up, You Can’t Not Communicate 2, are on sale for $12.59 each – a 30% discount.

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7 Things Every Employee Wants From Their Boss

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Dec 06, 2017

What do employees want? While the answer varies by employee, our research and work reveals a collective “wish list” every boss should know. What follows are some of the most sought-after wishes and those that come up most often as unmet:

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Tags: Communication Skills

[Free Poster Download] 52 Leadership Quotes to Inspire You to Lead by Example and Build Trust

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 04, 2017

Last year we created an easy-for-download poster with 52 inspirational quotes on communication  and we were so happy to see how well it was received. So to continue on in the spirit of motivation – and to hopefully help you lead by example and build trust with your teams in the year ahead – I’ve created another poster, this time with 52 of my favorite quotes on leadership. Quote topics range from employee engagement and authenticity as a leader to teamwork to building trust, and having the courage to lead.

Since there are 52 altogether – we encourage you to pick one a week and use it as inspiration as you continue to advance your leadership skills in the year ahead. Here are ten to get you started. Click the image below to download the whole poster (you can print and hang it in your office and/or share with colleagues and friends!).

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Weekly Round-Up: 3 Ways to Improve Your Communication, 4 Leadership Mindsets, Flex Leadership Muscle, & Information Overload

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Dec 01, 2017

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

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Knowing How to Communicate is Only the First Step to Drive Action

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Nov 28, 2017

There’s nothing as invigorating or energizing for me as spending time with clients working on some of their toughest communication challenges. I recently spent time training leaders on two-way communication with a focus on how to plan any kind of communication, as well as the six ultimate interpersonal skills needed for a productive and successful interaction.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communication Skills

The Simple Secret to Better Communications - Guest Blogger, Microsoft's Robert Ford

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 27, 2017

Your heart sinks and frustration sets in. Your communications task just got that much trickier when the senior leader you support delegates critical in-person discussion time to a semi-informed surrogate. As the deadline looms, the guessing game of what really needs to be said begins, and the stress mounts.

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Tags: Guest Bloggers, Internal Communication

5 of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes – Last Minute Ideas | #ThanksgivingRecipes

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 20, 2017

Life can sneak up on you sometimes. Luckily, we have some last minute Thanksgiving recipes (inspired by Grandma Elsie, of course) for you and your family to enjoy. Let us help with some food for thought (literally!) on some winning and all-time-favorite recipes from Grandma Elsie's collection. These recipes are sure to make your life – and your holiday season – a little easier and hopefully, a touch more delicious.

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Weekly Round-Up: 4 Tips for Public Conversations, Not so Trivial Leadership Actions, Use Email Efficiently, Leadership Habits, & Tips for Improving Your Apologies

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Nov 17, 2017

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

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