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Weekly Round-Up: Ways Millennials are Improving Leadership, 10 Choices That Impact Success, Making Your Communication More Strategic, Power of Face-to-Face Comms, Managers Deserve Respect

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Feb 15, 2019

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

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Let’s Bring Back Some Common Professional Courtesies and Manners

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Feb 12, 2019

In business today, it's practically impossible for leaders to go a day without talking about topics such as managing costs, being even better, innovating, getting business done, getting to world class, etc. 

What doesn't seem to be as frequently discussed is how important relationships are to these and other critical business outcomes. How is it that in many cases common courtesies have become a lost art? What about the value of being kind and caring in the workplace? Which, by the way, isn’t at odds in any way with delivering results.

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A 4-Part Method for Better Leadership Communication

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Feb 11, 2019

Communication skills are critical to being an effective leader, but they are seldom the reason people are promoted to leadership positions. Even the most personable and engaging leaders can benefit from knowing more about how to strategically use communications to advance their ideas or align their people around a common goal and drive them to action on behalf of the business.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communication Skills

Weekly Round-Up: 6 Behaviors to Avoid as a Leader, What the CEO of Microsoft Pursues, How to Do Inclusion Right, Leading With an Open Mind, The Value of the Obvious

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Feb 08, 2019

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 FM Global Assistant Vice President, Public Relations Steve Zenofsky

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Feb 06, 2019

Steve Zenofsky, Assistant Vice President, Public Relations for FM Global, is an incredibly thoughtful strategic communicator and definitely Someone to Know. An award-winning marketing communications professional with nearly three decades of experience in the corporate, healthcare, education and non-profit sectors, Steve shares wonderful insights on how all communicators can get more critical work done while being trusted strategic advisors to leadership. Steve leads public relations at a $5.7 billion revenue company, which operates in more than 130 countries. Among many other things, he discusses communication predictions for the years ahead, the importance of brand experience, and the need to continually enhance organizational competitiveness while thinking strategically each step of the way.

Q&A with Steve Zenofsky,
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
at FM Global

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5 Tips to Engage Your Employees in Company Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Feb 04, 2019

Ready to create, revise or revamp your company strategy? If you’re like many organizations today, that process starts and stops with a small group of executives working through mounds of data, then drawing on their own business instincts to draw up a plan. 

While that may seem like the fastest and smartest way to arrive on a strategy, I’ve seen that process fail many times in my work advising companies. In essence, the process ends far too soon, and is too limited in scope. Leaders end up paying lip service to proper alignment and communication of their strategy. They put all their resources into building their strategic plan in relative isolation, then drop off when it comes to investing in its future. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Weekly Round-Up: Lesson in the Failure to Communicate, 4 Powerful Questions to Improve Leadership & Success, Achieve Radical Outcomes, Leading an Inclusive Team, Why We're Bad Listeners

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Feb 01, 2019

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

  • The Challenger Disaster: A Dramatic Lesson In The Failure To Communicate
    By John Baldoni (@JohnBaldoni via @Forbes), Forbes

    “There is no shortage of reporting about the failed launch of the space shuttle Challenger that took the lives of seven astronauts on January 28, 1986. Books have been written, and documentaries have been made. Now a new film aptly named, The Challenger Disaster, dramatizes the mistakes that led to the fatal launch. As such it makes a good case study about why we so often fail to communicate...”
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Help Employees Get to Know You With These Tips

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 30, 2019

When you ask employees, they want to be able to connect with their leader—today more than ever before. Employees want to know what you have to say; they also want to know what you stand for.

Here are some tips to help your employees get to know you:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

7 Innovative Ways Technology Can Get Employees' Attention – Guest Blogger, SnapComms CEO Chris Leonard

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 28, 2019

Workplaces today are both exciting and challenging. Never has there been so much information circulated. But never has there been so much distraction. And never has getting employee attention been so difficult to achieve.

Internal communicators must carefully juggle how to get important information out to staff – engaging them without overloading or annoying them.

Technology is delivering innovative ways to cut through this noise.

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Weekly Round-Up: Remarkably Effective Team Huddles, Leadership Style Companies Overlook, 6 Easy Leadership Habits, Setting Your Team Up for an Amazing Year, 3 Leadership Practices That Empower Others

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jan 25, 2019

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

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