Weekly Round-Up: Ways to Listen, Employee Recognition, Childish Leaders, Flexible Work, and Minimalist Leadership Style

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Sep 23, 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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Starting Thought: The Benefits of Trying

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Sep 21, 2016

I did something recently I haven’t done in years – water ski.  It’s probably been 25+ years since I donned a life jacket, skis and said, “Hit it!”  Or as the kids today now say thanks to Star Wars, “Hit it, Chewie!”

My 4-year-old butterfly, Noa, in a less sarcastic moment.

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Tags: Storytelling

How To Communicate Better with The 5 Ws and an H

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Sep 19, 2016

Ask any journalist and they can tell you about the 5 Ws and an H. Any solid news story covers those six basic ingredients. The same is true for communicating with others. 

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Tags: Communication Skills

Weekly Round-Up: Benefits Storytelling, Useful Feedback, Power of Trust, Leadership Lessons, & Myths About Trust

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Sep 16, 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.

This week you’ll read articles on why leaders need to be great storytellers, useful feedback, how the power of trust helped this entrepreneur, leadership lessons from a Coach, and myths about trust. These articles will provide you with tips, strategies and thought-starters from many of the smart folks in my network. So whether you’re a new leader or an industry veteran there’ll be something here for you.

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6 Actionable Steps to Building Trust with Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Sep 14, 2016

A leader’s ability to inspire and motivate employees is based on trust. When people trust you, they have confidence in your decisions. Even in uncertainty, they will be influenced by your leadership. That is because they expect you to do what you say you’ll do. 

Aligning your words and actions is a key pillar for building trust with employees and, ultimately, for an organization’s success. We often find employees say that what leaders say and do has the most impact on their perception of an organization. When there is a disconnect between a leader’s words and actions, employees are less likely to become engaged and committed to the organization.

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Tags: Feedback/Trust

7 Ways to Help Fix Poor Communication in the Workplace

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Sep 12, 2016

When leaders call us for help with any type of communication, our first step is to understand what’s going on. We need to assess the audience and current state to identify key issues or opportunities before making recommendations.   

Typically, this involves using some type of communications measurement tool or method to guide our solution.  And we often hear, “We already know our communication is poor, why measure?” 

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Tags: Communication Skills

Weekly Round-Up: Authentic Leaders, The 5 Whys, Employees & Customers, Minimalist Leaders, and Advice to Ignore

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Sep 09, 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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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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Tags: Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: Gender Bias, Emotionally Brilliant Leaders, Social Media, Poor Leadership Costs & Overcoming Distractions

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Sep 02, 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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5 Benefits of Having a Strong Internal Communications Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 31, 2016

Whether you are just beginning to think about the importance of internal communication, are in the midst of an existing plan, or fine-tuning a well-oiled communications machine, the bottom line is that this is all about the bottom line.

At its core, communication is an instrument of strategy as well as a strategy in itself. It’s an instrument of strategy because it helps you share your mission, vision and values with employees. It’s a strategy because it will help you achieve specific goals. It creates a sense of community and trust with employees, creating a line of sight for them and engaging them to make the business successful.

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