Starting Thought: Evolving

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jun 29, 2016

A mindset that every leader should tattoo on (their brains).

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Tags: Authenticity

Being Authentic Isn’t a License to be an SOB

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 27, 2016

We all probably know someone who has a “This is me – take it or leave it” attitude.  They might hide behind the cloak of authenticity when they share just about everything on their mind, and just about everything they feel.  Or, the person who is a “I’m a leader and I’m mad, which gives me the right to yell at people and be mean.”

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The Secret Respectfully Authentic Leaders Know

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jun 22, 2016

Respectful authenticity is about this constant process of being truthful – first with yourself and then with others.  To say the things that need to be said.  And to do it in a kind and respectful way.  Being authentic isn’t about saying whatever you think or feel.  That’s going to be damaging to either you personally, to others, or to the company. 

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Authenticity

Starting Thought: Leadership In 2016 – Part 3

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,May 26, 2016

I continued the dialogue with the PRSA New Professionals group on what effective leadership looks like today. The series airs here on the PRSA New Pros blog, and the dialogue has been so great that I want to continue to bring the topic and conversation to you, too.  Please weigh in with your thoughts below. 

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Tags: Authenticity

Does Effective Leadership Require Acting?

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,May 03, 2016

A challenge and opportunity to be authentic 

I was working with a senior leader recently who’s relatively new in position to help her set the right tone from the top with her leadership team.  Her challenge and opportunity was to be authentic on several difficult topics.  What she really wanted to say and the harsh language she wanted to use wouldn’t be well received, and she knew that.  A core component of authenticity is being who you are, and doing so in a way so others can hear you.  In other words, being audience focused, while knowing what you want to accomplish.

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Starting Thought: Leadership in 2016 – Part 2

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Apr 26, 2016

I continued the dialogue with the PRSA New Professionals group on what effective leadership looks like today. The series airs here on the PRSA New Pros blog, and the dialogue has been so great that I want to continue to bring the topic and conversation to you, too.  Please weigh in with your thoughts on this important question:

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Authenticity

Starting Thought: Leadership in 2016 – Part 1

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Feb 24, 2016

I started a dialogue with the PRSA New Professionals group on what effective leadership looks like today. The series airs here on the PRSA New Pros blog, and the dialogue has been so great that I want to bring the topic and conversation to you, too.  Please weigh in with your thoughts on this important question:

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Authenticity

A Communication Platform Can Help Leaders Codify Who They Are and What’s Important

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 07, 2015

A communication platform can help leaders codify who they are and what’s important

In addition to having leaders bring their authentic selves to their work, packing a leader’s narrative into a platform can also be extremely effective. What we call the leadercommunicator platform, is a management and communication tool for leaders and especially useful for those who are new in position, new to the company, and/or leading organizations through significant change.   The platform helps leaders establish a line of sight to what they care about so employees know what’s expected and are in the best position to take action and deliver results.

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Tags: Authenticity

Communicators Can Help Leaders Lead Authentically

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 30, 2015

For leaders who are open, we can help them find their authentic voice and express it in their communications. 

This is as much about words as it is about actions, as we help them be more of who they are in how they communicate.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Authenticity

Want to Lead Authentically? Get to Know Yourself Even Better.

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Nov 10, 2015

Early in my career, I was fortunate to work with some incredibly inspiring leaders who brought out the best in me. 

I gravitated toward them because of how they made me feel.  I trusted them because they were genuine, authentic, and because they demonstrated much more confidence in me than I had in myself.  They stood for my potential, which was incredibly motivating for me as a 20-something professional, and only spurred me on to be even better.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Authenticity

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