Guest Blogger: Mike Henry Sr. on Investing in Helping Others #NoCapeNeeded

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Sep 21, 2015

"No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds,” is now available for purchase.  Below is one of the leadership advice pieces that are featured in the book.  These pieces offer the best advice industry leaders have received in their careers and are a must-read for those wanting to elevate their own performance at work.

Advice

Invest effort into helping people – we have to allow others to win before we can win.

Back Story

I was working for my father’s trucking company early in my career, and I wasn’t happy. I felt like a failure, stuck in the family business with no place to go. It seemed the longer I worked there, the less intelligent everyone seemed. I was unable to appreciate the people around me. They weren’t as educated as I was and I thought I knew more than they did. I seemed mean or angry all the time. No one really wanted anything to do with me. 

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Guest Blogger: Laura Nashman on Making Others Feel Valued #NoCapeNeeded

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,Aug 20, 2015

In the coming weeks before the launch of my next book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds,” we will publish a few leadership advice pieces that are featured throughout the book.  These posts offer the best advice industry leaders have received in their careers and are a must-read for those wanting to elevate their own performance at work.

Advice

Make people feel valued and good about themselves and what they do. 

Tweet: Make people feel valued and good about themselves and what they do. -Laura Nashman, CEO, BC Pension Corporation #NoCapeNeeded @BCPensions

Back Story

We all thrive when we feel confident, competent and valued. When what we do is acknowledged. When we are recognized for the contribution made. And when our humanity is respected – we are welcomed and embraced for who we are and what we uniquely bring to the table. Where dignity is above all the most valued purpose. 

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Guest Blogger: Corey duBrowa on Measuring a Leader by the Success of Those They Lead #NoCapeNeeded

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,Aug 06, 2015

In the coming weeks before the launch of my next book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds,” we will publish a few leadership advice pieces that are featured throughout the book.  These posts offer the best advice industry leaders have received in their careers and are a must-read for those wanting to elevate their own performance at work.

Advice

Remember that the measure of a leader is less directly tied to their individual accomplishments than it is to the success of the people they lead.

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Guest Blogger: Duane M. DesParte on Building to Success #NoCapeNeeded

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,Jul 30, 2015

In the coming weeks before the launch of my next book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds,” we will publish a few leadership advice pieces that are featured throughout the book.  These posts offer the best advice industry leaders have received in their careers and are a must-read for those wanting to elevate their own performance at work.

Advice

Be biased towards action and confident of success.

Back Story

As a CPA, my initial career success depended on my technical expertise and analytical capabilities. As a leader, in managing and succeeding through others, decisions became less straightforward, with no clear right or wrong answers; and I had to accept there will never be enough information to make a perfect decision.

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Guest Blogger: Mark Yeadon on Work-Life Balance #NoCapeNeeded

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,Jul 23, 2015

In the coming weeks before the launch of my next book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds,” we will publish a few leadership advice pieces that are featured throughout the book.  These posts offer the best advice industry leaders have received in their careers and are a must-read for those wanting to elevate their own performance at work.

Advice

Define what work-life balance means to you by setting clear and reasonable expectations (and live them).

Back Story

When you work in a non-profit, it’s easy to lose your perspective on work-life balance because you’re so driven and motivated by the cause you’re promoting through your organization. Leaders in non-profits, in particular, run the risk of overworking themselves, mistakenly believing that anything short of a 60 to 80 hour work week demonstrates a lack of dedication to the mission at hand. 

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Guest Blogger: Mike Fernandez on The Importance of Asking Questions #NoCapeNeeded

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jul 14, 2015

In the coming weeks before the launch of my next book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds,” we will publish a few leadership advice pieces that are featured throughout the book.  These posts offer the best advice industry leaders have received in their careers and are a must-read for those wanting to elevate their own performance at work.

Advice

Ask good questions. They can change the world. 

Back Story

As a young student at Georgetown University, I was struck by how many times our Jesuit professors would invoke the same eight words: “The questions are more important than the answers.”

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Guest Blogger: Simon Sproule on Picking an Industry Based on Personal Passion #NoCapeNeeded

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jun 30, 2015

In the coming weeks before the launch of my next book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds,” we will publish a few leadership advice pieces that are featured throughout the book.  These posts offer the best advice industry leaders have received in their careers and are a must-read for those wanting to elevate their own performance at work.

Advice

Work in an industry that you have a personal passion for.

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Guest Blogger @David_Shindler: The Prince Charming School of Communication

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,Jan 15, 2015

We all love a charmer, whether they are a prince or a princess. There is something about the way they pull you towards them when your initial inclination may be wariness or suspicion. Good communication skills are often listed on person specifications and for good reason. So it pays to pay attention to how these silky sultans show their skills. How can you develop your own charm offensive?

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Guest Blogger Les Landes: Getting Value from Values

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Oct 21, 2014

It’s a rare organization that hasn’t gone through the process of defining their vision, mission and values at one time or another.  It just makes good sense to have a clear picture of where you’re heading and a roadmap for how you’re going to get there.  What’s more, it seems natural to assume that the impact of that process on employee engagement would be highly positive. 

Not so much according to a study of 5,000 employees across the country that reported only 4% are “inspired by values and a commitment to a mission and purpose.”  That’s not a typo – yes, I said 4%.

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Guest Blogger @KateNasser - Leaders & Teams: Do You Buoy Each Other?

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,Oct 02, 2014

Do you feel unappreciated at work? That doesn't mean people don't appreciate you. It means they aren't expressing appreciation to you.

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