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One Question You Need to Answer for Every Employee

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 10, 2018

Know your audience and speak to them. Great leaders inspire employees to action by giving them feelings of significance, community, and excitement.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Internal Communication

Weekly Round-Up: Traits of Powerful Leaders, 15 Big CEO Challenges (and Solutions), New Math of Leadership, A Lesson on Hubris, & Flipping the Feedback

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Dec 07, 2018

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

  • 7 Personality Traits Powerful Leaders Share
    By Jessica Thiefels via Thin Difference (@ThinDifference)

    “Some people seem to be natural born leaders. We watch in awe as they effortlessly sway throngs of people toward a common goal. Other people are thrust into a leadership role and must spring into action in a sink-or-swim environment. The question is, when it comes to being an effective leader, are these qualities learned or inherent? In many cases, the answer is both...”
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The Leader's Platform: Creating Personal Messages to Drive Your Strategy and Goals

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Dec 05, 2018

Leaders provide the context and inspiration to move organizations to success. That means it’s the leader’s job to paint a picture of the future or deliver difficult messages with clarity, courage and compassion.

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Quick Lesson in Leadership Effectiveness: Get a Mirror

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 03, 2018

 
You’re aware that employees listen to what you say, but you might not realize that they are also paying close attention to what you are doing. The truth is that when it comes to employee engagement, you have to keep in mind that body language speaks , and often louder than words. And there’s no better way to think about how others are seeing you than to visualize a mirror that is in front of you all the time. Reflect on what others are seeing and reading every time they interact with you, and develop the awareness not only to act the role of the leader you want to be, but to role model the actions and characteristics that you would like to see in others.
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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Weekly Round-Up: 10 Questions for Internal Comms Surveys, 8 Comms Tips for Office Moves, Critical Element of Employment Strategy, 3 Leadership Competencies, How to Recognize a Leader

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Nov 30, 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 Intuitive Surgical Senior Director of Corporate Communications Kimi Nishita

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Nov 28, 2018

I’ve had the honor of working with Kimi Nishita, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Intuitive Surgical, over the years. This passionate communications leader is a master at finding creative and innovative ways to connect employees to the company strategy and goals. With a love of learning and knowing the latest trends and best practices, she achieves success by combining cutting-edge communication strategies and tried-and-true traditional vehicles to reach and engage employees. She has an amazing ability to connect with people and build lasting relationships in work. I’m inspired by her energy and belief that life is too short to not love what you do, be surrounded by the best (including those she works with and her husband, two children and extended family) and great food! Learn more about this exceptional leader in our Q&A.

Q&A with Kimi Nishita,
Senior Director of Corporate Communications
at Intuitive Surgical

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Tags: Someone to Know Series

Standing Tall: Ways to Improve Your Body Language and Communicate Better

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 26, 2018

It’s a truism – how you say something often trumps what you say.

Research shows that when there’s incongruence between the nonverbal channel and verbal channel, 93% of communication is based on two factors: Body language (55%) and tone of voice (38%). The rest is about your words (7%).

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Tags: Communication Skills, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 19, 2018

Life can sneak up on you sometimes. Luckily, we have some last minute Thanksgiving recipes (inspired by Grandma Elsie and her famous spice mix, 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.

5 of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

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Weekly Round-Up: Building Corporate Culture, Storytelling Lessons From Stan Lee, Employee Communication Techniques From Retailers, Developing Leadership Skills in Children, Leading in Polarized Times

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Nov 16, 2018

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

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Awaken the Full Leader Within You

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Nov 13, 2018

I was privileged to work with an amazing senior leader and her team recently, and she said something I thought was hugely profound about leadership and being a leader:

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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