4 Key Issues That Can Get in the Way of Giving Effective Feedback

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Oct 15, 2018

Giving feedback can be one of the most difficult things to do as a leader, which is why so many leaders avoid it. 

Some leaders may hesitate to avoid hurting any feelings. Others are nervous about how the employee will take the feedback. Still others wonder whether the outcome sought is achievable in the first place. 

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Internal Communication

Don't Let Internal Communications Get Lost in Translation

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Oct 08, 2018

Working with global clients who need to communicate with employees around the world, I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the challenges of translation. This issue is not likely to go away any time soon as more companies see opportunities and set goals to grow their international business.

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Drive Business Results with Communication Planning

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Oct 01, 2018

While important initiatives always have a game plan behind them, daily communications between leaders and employees are often unplanned or buried beneath other pressing business priorities. However, planning communications is often the key to employees having the information and context they need to help an organization or team achieve its vision and goals. 

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

6 Real-Life Examples of How Senior Managers Lead by Example

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Sep 26, 2018

When it comes to manager and leadership communication, I’m often asked for examples of how senior managers who lead by example have made an impact on the success of programs.

My answer is always that savvy leaders know the importance of leading by example. They know themselves and have an understanding of how others see them and realize that their people are watching not only what they say, but what they do.

Here are 6 real-life examples of senior managers casting the right shadow: 

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Leadership Communication

The One Thing Only Leaders Can Provide

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Sep 11, 2018

At a recent leadership team meeting, a senior leader shared an insight that resonated incredibly well with the group.

When discussing how to accelerate the organization’s ability to deliver on their strategy, and the support leaders needed, he said:

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

What Leaders Miss When They Don't Listen (and What to Do About It)

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 27, 2018

Leaders, in particular, often forget to listen, and fall into the trap of controlling the message without real, meaningful communication. 

Here’s what we’re missing when we don’t listen:

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Communication Skills

Creating Useful Vision and Mission Statements

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jul 24, 2018

Why can having a clear vision be so fuzzy? 

A common question we hear from leaders is what’s the real difference between a vision and mission statement?

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Leaders and Communicators: We Often Get in our Own Way

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jun 19, 2018

It’s a habit that’s easy to fall into – focusing on a communication opportunity from a tactical perspective. The thought process is more about what to say than what we want to accomplish with an audience in the context of our larger business plans.

It’s often like we can’t help ourselves. What we’re really doing is making a choice to not be as effective as we can be. And to waste valuable time and energy. Not to mention reducing the chances of us making the most of the communication opportunity at hand to get the impact we want.

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

How to Break Rules and Win Friends – Guest Blogger Diego Segura

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,Apr 26, 2018

I’m honored to share a guest post with you by Diego Segura, a young leader who is already well on his way to finding his voice and making an impact. He recently reached out to me and shared a story about what he’s learned from his dad as a long-time sales manager on the importance of using communication to create positive change. He shared that a recent post I published inspired him, too, which is part of why he reached out asking if he could be a guest blogger (or if I’d be open to reviewing his writing). I applaud his approach and willingness to ask for an opportunity. I always tell my girls that you have to ask for what you want! He did and he’s done a terrific job on this piece and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Guest Bloggers

Leadership: 6 Clues It’s Time to Adopt a Strategic Messaging Platform

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Mar 21, 2018

To be best-in-class we must think about standard operating procedures. That’s one of the commonalities we see with our clients who are taking a lead globally in the communications arena.

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Storytelling

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