Your Employees Don’t Get Your Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 21, 2016

Recent research from a myriad of sources paints a dismal picture of how leaders are doing at helping their employees understand company strategy and how they fit in.

You’ve probably heard the story about two bricklayers.  You ask one bricklayer what he’s doing and he says, “I’m building a wall.”  You ask another and he says, “I’m building a castle.”

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11 Simple Ways to Build Trust Everyday

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Oct 31, 2016

As leaders, we can’t underestimate the power of the shadow we cast and, subsequently, our ability to influence behaviors to drive results. We shouldn’t just talk about the business strategy; we have to demonstrate visibly what it looks like.

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The Top 6 Questions Leaders Have About Communication

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Sep 07, 2016

I talk to a lot of leaders who say they want to communicate effectively, but they’re not sure how to. They have questions about how to overcome communication challenges, how to share tough news with employees, and how to measure the effectiveness of their communication.

I thought I’d answer the top six questions I get from leaders about communication.

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Open-Ended Questions Enhance Employee Communication

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 22, 2016

As a leader, you know that engaging employees and helping connect them to your business goals can directly impact the bottom line.  Your internal communication plan can include two-way communication vehicles like feedback channels and listening sessions to help accomplish this. 

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Don't Assume People Know Your Expectations

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jul 13, 2016

My mom often used to say to me, “I’m not a mind reader. You have to talk to me.  You may think I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t.”  The same is true for your employees—they can’t read your minds, which means you have to communicate with them!

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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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The Importance of Giving Leaders What They Need to Communicate Business Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 20, 2016

It’s one thing to hold leaders accountable for communications about the business strategy, but it’s another to fail to support them with the right training and tools to help facilitate it.

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Weekly Round-Up: Quotes to Become a Better Listener, Why Emotional Intelligence Is Important, Work-Life Integration, Communicate or Become Irrelevant, & 6 Types of Engagement

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 10, 2016

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

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Weekly Round-Up: How To Be A Good Leader, What Leaders Need To Know About Forgiveness and Sacrifices, Innovating From the Bottom, & Fundamentals To Achieve Peak Performance

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 03, 2016

Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.

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Spring Break Reading List: 20 Must Read Books on Employee Engagement & Leadership

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Mar 16, 2016

The employees you lead have a lot to do with the success of your team and your personal success. When engaged and inspired, they can move mountains – driving productivity, business growth, and the success of your organization as a whole.

Spring break is a great time to catch up on reading and not be on email (If you need help unplugging, I encourage you to download our Email-Free Vacation Pledge. It outlines 8 steps you can take today to ensure your vacation doesn’t turn into a “workcation”.)

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

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