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Someone to Know: Q&A with International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) Program Director Christer Hellstrand

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Oct 17, 2018

Christer Hellstrand, Program Director for International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG), is proud and passionate about what he’s accomplished in his career and life. From co-launching IAEG, which is advancing innovative environmental solutions for the aerospace industry, to his leadership at Boeing, to his love of cooking and culture, Christer is definitely Someone to Know. In our Q&A, we discuss his experiences and insights on improving communications – especially around environment, health and safety – what organizations he most admires and why, key advice for new leaders, and more.

Q&A with Christer Hellstrand,
Program Director at International Aerospace
Environmental Group (IAEG)

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4 Key Issues That Can Get in the Way of Giving Effective Feedback

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Oct 15, 2018

Giving feedback can be one of the most difficult things to do as a leader, which is why so many leaders avoid it. 

Some leaders may hesitate to avoid hurting any feelings. Others are nervous about how the employee will take the feedback. Still others wonder whether the outcome sought is achievable in the first place. 

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Internal Communication

Weekly Round-Up: Turn Your Employees Into Intrapreneurs, Daring to Lead, 7 Ways Amazon Gets Employees’ Attention, Learning From Failure, 4 Ways Storytelling Builds Credibility

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Oct 12, 2018

 

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

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Leaders Take Note! Stories Matter More Than You Might Think

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Oct 09, 2018

This was an Oprah-like Ah-ha! Moment. One of those times where a light bulb clearly goes on.

Two senior leaders I’ve been working with recently have realized the power of storytelling, and especially with those stories that help others get to know them better.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Don't Let Internal Communications Get Lost in Translation

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Oct 08, 2018

Working with global clients who need to communicate with employees around the world, I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the challenges of translation. This issue is not likely to go away any time soon as more companies see opportunities and set goals to grow their international business.

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Weekly Round-Up: Appreciating Remote Employees, A Formula for Activating Change, Leading Effective Teams, 29 Leadership Development Insights, 9 Things Team-Oriented Leaders Do

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Oct 05, 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 Former McDonald's Executive Vice President and Chief Field Officer Karen King

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Oct 03, 2018

You might recognize this next business leader as the person McDonald’s brought out of retirement: Karen King, former Executive Vice President and Chief Field Officer for McDonald’s Corporation. She’s an exceptionally skilled leader whose ability to innovate for growth was instrumental in McDonald’s success over the years. I was lucky enough to work with Karen both at McDonald’s when I was there, and here at The Grossman Group where we partnered with her as she lead efforts to transform McDonald’s and define its new strategy. She’s masterful at getting things done through others and I’m honored to share our Q&A with you here. And a fun fact: She began her career at McDonald’s in 1975 as a restaurant crew employee in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Q&A with Karen King,
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Field Officer at McDonald's

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Drive Business Results with Communication Planning

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Oct 01, 2018

While important initiatives always have a game plan behind them, daily communications between leaders and employees are often unplanned or buried beneath other pressing business priorities. However, planning communications is often the key to employees having the information and context they need to help an organization or team achieve its vision and goals. 

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Weekly Round-Up: Secret to Great Communication, Improving Your Bottom Line, 7 Crisis Plan Elements, How Mindfulness Can Increase Leadership Effectiveness, & Investing in Work Culture

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Sep 28, 2018

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

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6 Real-Life Examples of How Senior Managers Lead by Example

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Sep 26, 2018

When it comes to manager and leadership communication, I’m often asked for examples of how senior managers who lead by example have made an impact on the success of programs.

My answer is always that savvy leaders know the importance of leading by example. They know themselves and have an understanding of how others see them and realize that their people are watching not only what they say, but what they do.

Here are 6 real-life examples of senior managers casting the right shadow: 

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Leadership Communication

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