Your Brand Must be Aligned Internally and Externally Otherwise it May Ring Hollow – Guest Blogger Matthew L. Hickerson

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 23, 2019

Most companies give great thought on how to position and differentiate their brands. They hire brand consultants, research the market and competitors, test potential positionings, launch marketing campaigns and monitor the results.

Yet one area in which some companies fall short is understanding the strong connection between their external brand positioning and their employees. If the brand positioning does not reflect what’s inside the organization and its culture – and if it does not resonate with staff – then it may ring hollow.

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How to Ensure Alignment with Your Team

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 21, 2019

There’s a bobblehead for everything these days: superheroes, athletes, celebrities, politicians and my new favorite—our Founding Fathers. Nothing says independence like a head-bobbing John Adams.

You know the meeting. Everyone nods in agreement during the meeting, and then leaves the room and does whatever they want. The senior-most leader leaves the meeting thinking, “Great, everyone’s on board and moving full speed ahead.”

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communication Skills

Weekly Round-Up: Developing a Development Disposition, New Standard of Leadership, How a Positive Culture Influences Performance, Building Your Pathway to Leadership, Ignite Your Speaking Skills

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jan 18, 2019

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

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An (almost) email-free vacation. How did you do?

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jan 15, 2019

My intention over the holidays was to spend quality time with my family and not to check email. I came very close.

A client issue came up, and my office texted me to check my email for the details, which was the plan for anything urgent.

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Tags: Email In The Workplace

New eBook: Most Read Blogs of 2018

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 14, 2019

As we head into the new year, we wanted to take a moment to look back and see what resonated most with you – our readers – in 2018. As we looked at what your favorite content was, we couldn’t pick just a few posts to highlight. So instead, we’ve compiled an easy-to-download compilation eBook of the most read leadership and communication articles of 2018.

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Weekly Round-Up: New Year’s Resolutions for CEOs & Internal Comms Pros, Cementing Your Leadership Brand, Internal Comms Best Practices for 2019, 3 (Not-so-Easy) Steps to Nail Thought Leadership

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jan 11, 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 Gail Golden Consulting, Principal Gail Golden

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 09, 2019

Gail Golden has been a highly sought-after psychologist and leadership consultant for over 25 years. With a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, she ran a fulltime psychology practice before quickly finding her passion in helping leaders, teams, and organizations lead effectively. Among many insights here, Gail helps us confront the unconscious biases we face as leaders, and challenges us to think differently about our pursuit of the perfect work/life balance. Most critically, Gail offers terrific guidance for curating the life you truly want.

Q&A with Gail Golden, MBA, Ph.D.,
Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC

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11 Fundamental Tips for Communicating Across Cultures

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 07, 2019

In the increasingly diverse global workforces of today, knowing the best way to respect cultural differences is a must. Leaders and employees need to understand international customs so they can foster positive and healthy relationships. It’s not only the right thing to do; it also helps drive business success. 

When preparing for an upcoming trip, meeting or call with colleagues from another culture, consider the list below to ensure your interaction is the best it can be.

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Tags: Communication Skills

Weekly Round-Up: 13 Internal Comms Hopes & Trends in 2019, 12 Powerful Leadership Habits, 5 C’s of Employee Comms, Dos & Don’ts of Active Listening, 10 Key Factors of Employee Empowerment

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Dec 21, 2018

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

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7 Things Great Bosses Do

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Dec 19, 2018

Every day, bosses have a profound impact on their employees’ work lives and careers, not to mention their employer’s bottom line. Scores of research demonstrates that a highly engaged workforce drives higher productivity, while unengaged workers invest less effort, time and commitment toward an organization’s goals. Worse, unengaged workers leave, driving costly turnover inside companies.

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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