Weekly Round-Up: Fostering Collaboration, 4 Factors of Exceptional Leaders, Speaking Under Pressure, 6 Steps to Improve Employee Engagement and 8 Benefits of Measuring it

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Sep 21, 2018

 

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

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Someone to Know: Q&A with Hallmark Cards Vice President of External Affairs Dean Rodenbough

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,Sep 20, 2018

Dean Rodenbough is a remarkable leader with a true knack for communication. Dean built a world-class internal communications function at Hallmark before taking on a new role as the vice president of external affairs at Hallmark Cards. Having served in various positions at both Crayola and Hallmark, Dean embodies the true spirit of the brand: he’s creative, kind, and brings passion and innovation to his work. I hope you enjoy his wisdom in our Q&A.

Q&A with Dean Rodenbough,
Vice President of External Affairs
at Hallmark Cards

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Dimensions to Assess in Your Communications

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Sep 17, 2018

Leaders are hungry for data to make business decisions on everything from new products and services to whether or not to enter a new market. Yet when it comes to organizational health and employee engagement, many fail to measure what’s working and what’s not.

Why Measure?

Employees can’t do their best work and achieve performance goals if they don’t understand the strategy… if they’re not getting the information they need… if they don’t feel like their input is valued.

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Tags: Internal Communication

Weekly Round-Up: Become a Big League Leader, Remaking Company Culture, 10 Employee Engagement Comms Essentials, How Effective Communication Begins, & Stimulate Mastery with Performance Feedback

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Sep 14, 2018

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The One Thing Only Leaders Can Provide

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Sep 11, 2018

At a recent leadership team meeting, a senior leader shared an insight that resonated incredibly well with the group.

When discussing how to accelerate the organization’s ability to deliver on their strategy, and the support leaders needed, he said:

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Taking a Page from Artificial Intelligence’s book: Intelligent Workplace Communications – Guest Blogger, Microsoft's Robert Ford

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Sep 10, 2018

When I say “intelligent communications” I am not referring to the intellectual competence of a message. I’m speaking of “artificial intelligence” (AI), which is increasingly infused in all things digital – be that the (intelligent) cloud, the (intelligent) edge, or anything and everything digital in between. While I’m not an expert on AI, my take on this “intelligence” inference comes from the ability for technology to perceive its environment and mimic cognitive functions that you and I attribute to human minds, in order to successfully perform a task or achieve a goal. All of this communication is happening at real-time speed over super-fast digital networks. Intelligence is all around us and getting smarter every nanosecond. So, this begs the question: If human attention is the world’s new scarce resource, the premise of leadership communication is to connect, inspire and drive action. So, if we believe the human brain is (still) superior, then what are we doing as leaders to make sure what we communicate is as intelligent as the technology enabling it?

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Weekly Round-Up: Mission Vision Purpose Strategy Definitions, 6 Secrets of Strong Technical Leaders, One Quality For Great Leaders, 4 Ps of Leadership, & Create an Emotional Connection to Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Sep 07, 2018

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Career Advice from Senior Leaders: Simon Sproule, Chief Marketing Officer & Vice President at Aston Martin

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Sep 05, 2018

So far in our Career Advice series we’ve touched on looking for intersections in your work, and how it can fuel innovation, the strength that comes with asking for help and why work is personal. I hope you’ve found some insights that have resonated with you so far.

Next up is having a passion for what you do (whether you’re just entering the workforce or are a seasoned professional).

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Weekly Round-Up: 3 Ways to Be an Irreplaceable Communicator, Leadership Shine Every Time, Leadership Lessons from John McCain, Why to Be Polite in Emails, & Building a Culture That Sticks

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Aug 31, 2018

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Someone to Know: Q&A with AB InBev Global Manager of Internal Communications Megan Booker

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 29, 2018

What can business and communications learn from dance? Megan Booker is Global Manager of Internal Communications at AB InBev. Prior to joining AB InBev, Megan held a series of communications roles at Kimberly-Clark, and is a recent graduate of Georgetown University’s Executive Master’s in Global Strategic Communication. When she’s not helping shape the internal communication strategy for this global organization, Megan can be found pursuing another passion – dance. And, according to Megan, strategic communications and dance have a few things in common – I’ll let her tell you more.

Q&A with Megan Booker,
Global Manager of Internal Communications
at AB InBev

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