What Great Teams Are Made Of (It’s Not What You Might Expect)

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jan 17, 2017

Chances are, you’ve had the experience at least once of being on a great team. Whether it was through work, a sports team, or another outside activity, the group just jelled and -- most importantly -- got things done.

Fascinated by the question of what makes for an effective work team, Google recently studied hundreds of its own teams to determine why some performed better than others. The answer ultimately surprised them, and provides valuable insight into how companies can build stronger teams.

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Tags: Communication Skills

The Top 10 Principles for Communication in the 21st Century

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 16, 2017

In developing my thoughts on 21st century communications, I pulled together the best-of-the-best strategies that work from our clients who are leading in the global communications arena, and from my travels. The result are the Top Ten Principles for leaders, organizations, and communication professionals.

My intention in developing these principles is three-fold:

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Tags: Communication Skills

Weekly Round-Up: Secret Ingredient for Leadership, Companies Responding to a Crisis, Speaking Effectiveness, Becoming Real Change, & Building Trust

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jan 13, 2017

Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent 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 the secret ingredient to extraordinary leadership, the power of the CEO and how companies respond to a crisis, reasons to moderate your energy in speaking effectively, making change real and evident, and how to give feedback that builds trust in relationships.

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New eBook: Our Top 16 Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 11, 2017

What better time than the start of a new year to look back as a way to look forward. Included in our latest free eBook are the most popular leadercommunicator blog posts of 2016, recapping the most read, tweeted, and shared leadership and communication advice.

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Tags: Free Downloads

3 Techniques to Help You Master Even the Toughest Q&A

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 09, 2017

We all get ‘em. Difficult questions.

Being prepared, and practicing three tried-and-true techniques can help you field with ease that challenging employee question (or the reporter who’s looking for a compelling angle).

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Weekly Round-Up: Top Leadership Insights, Be a Happier High Performer, Master Your Leadership, Change Anything, Mistakes to Leave Behind in 2017

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jan 06, 2017

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 top leadership insights coming out of 2016, ways to be a happier high performer, mastering your leadership short game, asking yourself if you really feel like you can change anything, and mistakes to leave behind in the new year. 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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Tell Stories to Motivate Your Teams

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 04, 2017

Neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists teach us that tapping people’s emotions through storytelling clearly allows us to command an audience’s attention. 

For instance, the renowned cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner’s research finds that a fact wrapped in a story is 22 times more memorable. Michael Gazzaniga, another prominent psychologist at the University of California at Santa Barbara, argues that our conscious rational mind is always looking to attach meaning to events. When there is none, the mind invents meaning.

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Tags: Storytelling

Weekly Round-Up: Leadership a Passing Phenomenon?, Language of Leadership, Make 2017 a Success, Servant Leadership, & 2017 Work Trends Leaders Can’t Ignore

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Dec 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 the concept of leadership—is it a passing phenomenon?, the language of leadership, the mindset needed to make 2017 a success, 12 ways servant leaders serve others, and 5 work trends leader can’t ignore in 2017. 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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Lead By Example and Disconnect from Email on Vacation

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Dec 13, 2016

With the holidays approaching, I’m getting ready to take a vacation—not just from work, but from email too.

Making the commitment

Completely disconnecting from email on vacation is a commitment I first made several years ago, and initially, it was a challenge. It was difficult to give myself permission to step away from work. But it gets a little easier each year, and now, I look forward to the time away from my computer.

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Tags: Email In The Workplace

9 Ways to Have Calm, Courageous Conversations

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 12, 2016

If you were to commit to some additional chutzpah in your communications, then where might you focus your energies?

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Tags: Communication Skills

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