Foster Innovation by Empowering Your Teams

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 24, 2016

Research published in the June 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review on the timely topic of fostering innovation within companies underscores the value of encouraging employees to be decision-makers. The researchers, led by Harvard business scholar Linda Hill and former Pixar technology guru Greg Brandeau, spent hundreds of hours studying industries as wide ranging as filmmaking, e-commerce, auto manufacturing, professional services, high tech and luxury goods. They found that the most successful innovation leaders focused heavily on collaborative team building.

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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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Tags: Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: What Leaders Can Learn From ‘The Final Five’, Leaders of the Future, Overlooked Habits of Great Leaders, Lean Leaders & Most Desired Forms of Care

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Aug 19, 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 what business leaders can learn from ‘The Final Five’, an important message to CEO’s from the leaders of the future, overlooked habits of great leaders, lean leaders, and the most desired forms of care. 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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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

Starting Thought: The Power of Questions

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 17, 2016

Here’s a recent conversation with my 6-year-old daughter, Avi.

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Tags: Feedback/Trust

Find Your Own Leadership Style

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 15, 2016

It can be tempting at times to adopt a leadership style that you appreciate in a boss.

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Weekly Round-Up: Deeper Connections, Habits of Trustworthy Leaders, Difficult Conversations, Employee Advocacy, & Winners Give Just a Little Bit More

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Aug 12, 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 ways to create a deeper connection at work, 9 habits of trustworthy leaders, how to turn difficult conversations into breakthroughs, the power of employee advocacy, and winners give just a little bit more. 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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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

5 Simple Yet Powerful Steps to Show Your Employees You Care About Them

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 10, 2016

Employees can easily tell when their supervisors and managers don't really care about them further than what they do for the business or company. Respectfully authentic leaders care and want to get to know their employees. If you respect what they do for you and how they do it, caring about them is the natural progression in building relationships and employee morale.

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Tags: Employee Engagement

Engage with Your Employees on a Personal Level

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 08, 2016

It’s a common misperception that great leaders rarely reveal their humanity. I often say that leaders who are aloof with their teams are committing the “sin of detachment.”


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Tags: Employee Engagement

Weekly Round-Up: How Leaders Inspire & Motivate, Study on Good Management, Employee Turnover, Lean Communication, and Powerful Questions

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Aug 05, 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 how leaders inspire and motivate, a study that shows how powerful good management is, employee turnover is an affect of leadership, the art of lean communication, and suggestions for asking more powerful questions. 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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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

5 Ways to Bring Your Strategy to Life

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 03, 2016

You might have the most compelling vision for your organization, but if you can't get it out of your head and get others to see it and believe in it, it might as well not even exist. Here are five ways to bring your strategy to life:

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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