7 Things Every Employee Wants From Their Boss

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Dec 07, 2016

What do employees want? While the answer varies by employee, our research and work reveals a collective “wish list” every boss should know. What follows are some of the most sought-after wishes and those that come up most often as unmet:

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Tags: Communication Skills

[Free Poster Download] 52 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Communicate Better and With Quiet Courage

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 05, 2016

As the year comes to a close I find myself (as I often do) reflecting on the months past and thinking about – as many of us do – New Year resolutions. Aside from the classic “lose some weight,” I’ve been giving thought to resolutions for the workplace.  In talking with colleagues and clients, communicating better has been a resounding theme for 2017. So to help them – and hopefully you – we polled our network and gathered some of our favorite inspirational quotes on communication to help you communicate better in the year ahead. 

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Tags: Communication Skills

Weekly Round-Up: 3 Traits of Successful Leaders, Bringing Out The Best, Trust Leadership, Employee Satisfaction, & Human Flourishing

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Dec 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.

This week you’ll read articles on 3 personality traits of successful leaders, bringing out the best in those you lead, trust leadership, employee satisfaction, and human flourishing. 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

4 Must-Dos to Help You Talk About Change

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Nov 30, 2016

Change of any kind in a company can bring uncertainty. And when things feel uncertain, it’s more important than ever to be proactive in communicating. Everyone will have lots of questions about the future, and it’s important not to ignore these questions or pretend no one’s asking them.

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Tags: Communicating Change

The Power of “I Don’t Know”

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 28, 2016

For many of us, the words “I don’t know” are like kryptonite: a sign of weakness. 

In reality, the ability to say “I don’t know” can be a hidden strength. Particularly during times of change, we need to be honest, straightforward and timely in sharing what we know—even when there are open issues and/or there’s much that’s still hasn’t been decided.

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Tags: Communicating Change

Your Employees Don’t Get Your Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 21, 2016

Recent research from a myriad of sources paints a dismal picture of how leaders are doing at helping their employees understand company strategy and how they fit in.

You’ve probably heard the story about two bricklayers.  You ask one bricklayer what he’s doing and he says, “I’m building a wall.”  You ask another and he says, “I’m building a castle.”

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: Leadership Styles, Leader’s & Truth, When People Won’t Follow, 65 Habits to Engage Teams, & Reorg Communication Blunders

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Nov 18, 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 pros and cons of different leadership styles, a leader’s relationship to truth, 6 strategies for leading employees when they won’t follow, 65 things great leaders do to engage their teams, and reorg communication blunders. 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

The Original: Grandma Elsie's #PumpkinChiffonPie

Posted by David Grossman on Thu,Nov 17, 2016

With Thanksgiving next week, we’re excited to share today Grandma Elsie’s world-famous Pumpkin Chiffon Pie recipe with you. So get out your grocery list because these are the most delicious, mouth-watering pies you’ll ever taste. We guarantee you’ll want these on your Thanksgiving table. And if you’re new to the blog and are curious about who Grandma Elsie is, or want to learn more about our Thanksgiving tradition at The Grossman Group, you can do that here.

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The Top Reason People Resist Change, and How to Best Address It

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Nov 15, 2016

A colleague of mine, Les Landes, shared the following wisdom with me recently.

See how you might fill in this blank:

It’s not that people resist change.  People resist _________________________.

People resist being forced to change without their involvement.  They don’t like change forced down their throats.  People naturally resist being controlled and being uninvolved in decisions that affect them.

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Tags: Communicating Change

[New Recipe] Grandma Elsie's Elegant Poached Pears with Spiced Red-Wine Syrup | #ThanksgivingRecipe

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 14, 2016

Every year we’re excited to honor Grandma Elsie with a new recipe featuring her world famous spice mix, and this year is no different. Our dear friends, Brad Whitworth and Peg Champion of Grandma Elsie’s “West Coast Kitchen” have cooked up a new and exciting Thanksgiving dessert - Grandma Elsie’s Elegant Poached Pears with Spiced Red-Wine Syrup.

We’ve tried it – and love it – and are happy to share the recipe with you.

Cheers!

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