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5 Strategies for Engaging Millennials

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Nov 20, 2019

I'd like to offer some strategies for engaging Millennials, who work a little differently than the workforce of ealier generations and respond better to certain types of communication.

Consider using these 5 strategies that are key to their engagement:

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18 Books The Grossman Group is Reading (for Your Holiday Reading List)

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 18, 2019

Starting to think about what book(s) to read over the holidays? The senior thought partners here at The Grossman Group and I shared a few of our favorite books on leadership, communication, personal development, business or just an all-around good book that resonated with us. Find out what some of us have been reading (in alphabetical order under each category) and our thoughts on each one.

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Tags: Announcements

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Tools for Communicating Vision, Understanding Narcissistic CEOs, Growing Team Trust with Listening, 4 Leadership Mindsets for the New Economy, Committing to Change Initiatives

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Nov 15, 2019

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

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • Five Tools for Communicating Vision
    By Mark Cole (@JohnMaxwellTeam via @JohnCMaxwell), John C. Maxwell

    Many consider Winston Churchill to be great at communicating vision, especially during World War II and in a way that unified and mobilized the British people. He developed this pattern of 5 tools.

    One of my favorite lessons John Maxwell teaches is, 'A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.' The most important point is the first one—'A leader knows the way'—because if the leader doesn’t know the way it will be impossible to go the way and show the way...”
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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

Thanksgiving Brings... A New Delicious Recipe From Grandma Elsie's Kitchen!

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Nov 13, 2019

Looking for a festive way to entertain during the holiday season (or anytime during the year)? Try this easy-to-make recipe that delivers just the right amount of sweetness, fresh fruit and baking spices to brighten any gathering of friends or family. It’s the addition of Grandma Elsie’s Famous Spices that gives the sangria a holiday twist. You can even make it ahead of time – adding the sparkling water and ice just before serving. For those of you who aren't familiar with our tradition and Grandma Elsie, click here.

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The Importance of Curiosity and What It Can Do for You

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 11, 2019

Commemorating the 30th anniversary celebration of Medill's Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications (JIMC). From left to right: Northwestern University's Medill School IMC Associate Dean Vijay Viswanathan, Dean Charles Whitaker, JIMC Editor-in-Chief Chaoying (Karen) Wang, myself, Senior Lecturer & Faculty Advisor Nancy Hobor, JIMC Editorial Director Caleb Hall, JIMC Copy Editor Sara Caputo, and JIMC Creative Director Richard (Shih-Han) Chou.

I was humbled recently to speak at the 30th anniversary celebration of Medill's Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications, which I helped start. I was asked to speak about how the Journal began to an audience of current grad students, alumni, faculty and staff.

What follows are my remarks about the power of curiosity, and the one question that can help you solve any problem:

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Tags: Awards/ Articles/ Interviews

Weekly Round-Up: 7 Risks Any Leader Can Take, 4 Ways to Instill Company Values, 5 Best Practices for Corporate Podcasts, Leadership Tips & Insights, 10 Corporate Comms TED Talks

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Nov 08, 2019

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

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • Afraid to Make a Move? 7 Risks Any Leader Can Take
    By Carey Nieuwhof (@cnieuwhof)

    Start with these small steps to help you overcome and push past the fear that might be holding you back from elevating your leadership.

    Small victories over fear quickly become larger ones because like any good muscle, the more you practice overcoming your fears, the more fear you overcome...”
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The Two Steps to Make Any Communication Successful

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Nov 05, 2019

Communication—done well—can be tough. But how can you increase the chances you will be effective and get what you want?

To get good at anything—whether in sports, business or a big focus of mine, parenting—you need to work at it. 

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communication Skills

Our Annual Celebration of Grandma Elsie & Her Famous #PumpkinChiffonPie Recipe

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 04, 2019


It's that time of year again – the holidays are fast approaching and as many of you know, the season kicks off with my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. People often wonder why Thanksgiving gets me in the holiday spirit and I’m always excited to share with them why....Because it’s the season for Grandma Elsie’s Famous Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and other crowd-favorite recipes. 

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Tags: Announcements

Weekly Round-Up: 12 Phrases to Resolve Conflict, Charismatic Leadership, 5 Fake Leadership Costumes, 3 Ways to Boost Team Communications, Communicating with Employees During Emergencies

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Nov 01, 2019

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

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • 12 Phrases That Will Help You Resolve Any Conflict
    By Lolly Daskal (@LollyDaskal)


    Master this important leadership skill of resolving conflict in the workplace.

    Like many other challenges, conflicts can actually present opportunities for positive change. Effective conflict resolution can build deeper relationships and foster more effective communication...”
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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

6 Tips to Help Employees Grow and Develop

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Oct 30, 2019

Taking an active role in the development of your team demonstrates confidence and concern for the future of the organization. It also gives employees feelings of significance, community, and value.

When you create a culture in which employees can reach their goals and know their thoughts and insights are appreciated, you boost productivity, morale, and engagement.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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