Weekly Round-Up: Company Culture, Innovative Leaders, National Health Service Leadership, Keeping Remote Employees Motivated & Engaged, & What Successful People Do

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 20, 2018

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 

  • The Power of Company Culture
    By Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard)

    “A powerful culture fuels an organization to achieve greatness. When a new book by Chris Dyer titled “The Power of Company Culture: How any business can build a culture that improves productivity, performance and profits” hit my desk, I was interested to see the author’s view of culture and his interpretation of the latest research…” See more.
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Spring Cleaning, Communication-Style, and the Mess I Made

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Apr 17, 2018

I’ve started the seasonal ritual of cleaning and organizing my home, and was reminded this past weekend that – with the best intentions in mind – I sometimes bite off more than I can chew. In my case, I was overly ambitious and while Steve, Avi, Noa and I accomplished a lot, I didn’t set myself up or our family for success.

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Tags: Communication Skills

Updated Free eBook – The Leader Differential: 5 Steps to Thrive; an Internal Communications Primer for Leaders

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 16, 2018

The Leader Differential: 5 Steps to Thrive; an Internal Communications Primer for Leaders has remained one of our more popular eBooks over the years. And because it’s a resource that you – our subscribers – know and love, we’ve gone ahead and made some updates so it remains a valuable resource for you.

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Tags: Free Downloads

Weekly Round-Up: High-Trust Teams, How Leaders Respond to Failure, Moving Vision to Reality, Leading People Smarter Than You, & Caring About Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 13, 2018

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 

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Work Collaboration Tool, Slack, Becoming Less Private

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Apr 11, 2018

Slack, a popular workplace collaboration platform that allows teams to instant message each other, is changing its privacy policies this month to allow employers to more freely monitor what employees communicate, news reports say.

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Tags: Internal Communication

Someone to Know: Q&A with Nationwide Chief Communications Officer (CCO) Rick Phillips

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 09, 2018

No one I know is more focused on best in class communications that deliver results than Rick Phillips. As Chief Communications Officer for Nationwide, Rick leads the company’s corporate communications program, serving all corporate, staff and business units within the company. He’s constantly motivating his team to think bigger, better and to ensure communications is positively impacting brand, reputation and performance. Rick offers terrific advice on a wide range of topics communicators care about, including the art of providing leaders sound and courageous advice, even when it may not be what they want to hear.


 Q&A with Rick Phillips,
Chief Communications Officer (CCO)
at Nationwide
 

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Weekly Round-Up: Key to Innovation, What Great Leadership Looks Like, Inspiration Don’t, 360-Degree Assessment, 49 Best Lessons From 2017

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 06, 2018

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 

  • Organizational Trust Is the Key to Innovation
    By Kronos (@KronosInc via @hrbartender) HR Bartender

    “…the goal of any company should be to “innovate themselves out of business”, meaning that companies should continuously strive to develop that “thing” – whether it’s a product or service – that, if someone else created it…it would put them out of business…” See more.
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7 Ways to Find More Time for Yourself In & Out of the Workplace

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Apr 04, 2018

I’m not sure which comedian said: “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most!” While I wholeheartedly agree, I’m beginning to think that it’s time that I miss the most. Time is moving even faster than ever before, and it seems that I’m not alone – we all want some time back.

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Tags: Email In The Workplace

Someone to Know: Q&A with Rockwell Automation Senior Vice President of Human Resources Susan Schmitt

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Apr 03, 2018

What do strategy, saddles and sequins all have in common? Susan Schmitt! Susan is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Rockwell Automation. She is leading the company’s efforts to build leadership capability and make Rockwell a place where employees are energized to do their best work and attract the very best talent. When not leading HR strategy for this global organization, she’s pursuing her other passions – horses and ballroom dancing. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Susan for many years and watching her transform Rockwell. I’m excited for you to get to know and learn from her as well.

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The 5 Must-Haves of Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 02, 2018

It’s been said that if you don’t toot your own horn, then you can’t complain when there’s no music. A bit blunt perhaps, but very true, and applicable today more than ever in the context of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

On the surface, CSR is comprised of the efforts and initiatives a company takes to assess and hold responsibility for its impact on the environment and social wellbeing at large.

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Tags: Communication Skills, Storytelling

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