One Question You Need to Answer for Every Employee

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 10, 2018

Know your audience and speak to them. Great leaders inspire employees to action by giving them feelings of significance, community, and excitement.

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

The Leader's Platform: Creating Personal Messages to Drive Your Strategy and Goals

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Dec 05, 2018

Leaders provide the context and inspiration to move organizations to success. That means it’s the leader’s job to paint a picture of the future or deliver difficult messages with clarity, courage and compassion.

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Quick Lesson in Leadership Effectiveness: Get a Mirror

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 03, 2018

 
You’re aware that employees listen to what you say, but you might not realize that they are also paying close attention to what you are doing. The truth is that when it comes to employee engagement, you have to keep in mind that body language speaks , and often louder than words. And there’s no better way to think about how others are seeing you than to visualize a mirror that is in front of you all the time. Reflect on what others are seeing and reading every time they interact with you, and develop the awareness not only to act the role of the leader you want to be, but to role model the actions and characteristics that you would like to see in others.
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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Standing Tall: Ways to Improve Your Body Language and Communicate Better

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 26, 2018

It’s a truism – how you say something often trumps what you say.

Research shows that when there’s incongruence between the nonverbal channel and verbal channel, 93% of communication is based on two factors: Body language (55%) and tone of voice (38%). The rest is about your words (7%).

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Tags: Communication Skills, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Awaken the Full Leader Within You

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Nov 13, 2018

I was privileged to work with an amazing senior leader and her team recently, and she said something I thought was hugely profound about leadership and being a leader:

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

The Charismatic Leader: Is There a Downside?

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Oct 24, 2018

What’s the potential negative impact of a charismatic CEO?

Understanding that impact and the potential traps will help us better manage a situation where we may find ourselves without them – whether it's because they've transitioned into new company, retirement, etc. The learnings here don’t just apply to the C-suite, but to teams throughout organizations where there’s a visionary leader.

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Communication Skills

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

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