Weekly Round-Up: How Leaders Unleash Passion, Dad Leadership Lessons, Drive Results & Employee Engagement, Listening Skills, & Collaborative Healthcare Innovation

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 23, 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 how great leaders unleash passion, 5 leadership lessons from being a dad, how managers drive results and employee engagement at the same time, 5 ways to improve your leadership listening skills, and the collaborative nature of healthcare innovation. 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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A Quick Formula to Tell the Best Stories

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jun 21, 2017

Don’t Tell Stories Without a Purpose

Sometimes leaders get so caught up with grabbing an audience’s attention that they miss the point. For instance, a personal anecdote is great but only if it connects to what you’re trying to communicate. In other words: It doesn’t really matter if your son won the state high school basketball tournament unless his game-winning shot says something about what your company team needs to do every day.

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Tags: Storytelling

The Power of Storytelling

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 19, 2017

Stories are an integral part to communicating effectively with your employees. A great story goes a long way, because it’s memorable and helps create an emotional connection with the listener. What we feel impacts what we do, so stories can be a great way to move employees to action.

So why not prepare some stories of your own. When you do, here are a few things to think about.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Storytelling

Weekly Round-Up: Avoid the Breaking Point, Storytelling Tips, Leader Archetypes, Authentic Millennials, & Work is a Relationship

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 16, 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 5 must-dos to avoid the breaking point in your life and leadership, storytelling tips from Obama’s speechwriter, understanding the 7 leader archetypes, uncommon qualities of truly authentic millennials, and work is a relationship, not a contract. 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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Delegate and Grow Ambassadors to Build Employee Engagement

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jun 14, 2017

The employee engagement journey is a continuous one and isn’t the result of an “event”. It is a continuing process. You must work every day at it, and when employees see you making that extra effort, they’ll do the same.

Here are two tips that you can work on today to help you drive engagement:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

The Four Fs of Feedback

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 12, 2017

If you were to give yourself a grade for how effective you are at giving feedback, what grade would you choose? Many of the executives I work with are brutally honest and give themselves an F. They don’t make giving feedback a standard part of meetings and discussions; they give general (“good job!”) versus specific feedback (“Here’s what you did extremely well on this project….”); they often don’t give feedback at all or wait too long to give feedback; and they would have a hard time giving their boss feedback.
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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning, Feedback/Trust

Weekly Round-Up: Authenticity Beats Personal Branding, Energy of Encouragement, Become a Better Listener, Why People Quit Their Jobs, & Managers of Happy Teams

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 09, 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 why Sheryl Sandberg says you don’t need a personal brand, the energy that comes from encouragement, how failure taught a leader how to become a better listener, why a lot of people quit their jobs, and 10 traits of managers whose teams are happy to come to work. 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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4 Components to Ensure Leaders Communicate, and Do It Well

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jun 06, 2017

A senior executive once commented to me about the repetition of her messages. “I’m tired of sharing these same messages and stories,” she lamented after the umpteenth communication on a crucial topic.

My response – “I hear you. That’s progress. Since it means you’re being consistent across a myriad of audiences.”

In a culture of multiple messages, information overload, and often-shifting priorities, I knew we were getting somewhere. We had a core set of messages that we repeated often and in customized ways for multiple audiences. Sure, it was a common sense strategy, but it wasn’t common practice (and is often harder than one might think).

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

6 Proven Ways to Smile More

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 05, 2017

A client has realized that she wants to smile more. Having seen herself on a number of corporate videos, she’s made a note that when she smiles in her delivery, she conveys her excitement more naturally, is more motivating, and overall, comes off as more like herself

This is true for most of us. Smiling naturally is a powerful way to connect with others, and can positively impact how we feel as well.

Here are some suggestions to help you smile more:

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Tags: Communication Skills

Weekly Round-Up: Return on Intelligence, Career Mobility, Leaders—Get Uncomfortable, Delivering Bad News, & Rebuilding Trust

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 02, 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 new ROI—return on intelligence, career mobility forces organizations of the future to rethink their employer-employee social contract, step out of your comfort zone to lead more effectively, tips on how to deliver bad news in the best way, and to rebuild trust you have to start with forgiveness. 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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