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5 of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes – Last-Minute Ideas | #ThanksgivingRecipes

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 23, 2020


Life can sneak up on you sometimes. Luckily, we have some last-minute Thanksgiving recipes (inspired by Grandma Elsie and her famous spice mix, of course) for you and your family or friends to enjoy. Let us help with some food for thought (literally!) on some winning and all-time-favorite recipes from Grandma Elsie's collection. These recipes are sure to make your life – and your holiday season – a little easier and hopefully, a touch more delicious.

5 of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

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The Original: Grandma Elsie's #PumpkinChiffonPie

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Nov 18, 2020

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re excited to share Grandma Elsie’s world-famous Pumpkin Chiffon Pie recipe with you. So get out your grocery list because these are the most delicious, mouthwatering 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.

Ingredients

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20 Years of Learnings in Leader Communications

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 16, 2020

At The Grossman Group, we started the year gearing up to celebrate a big milestone: our 20th Anniversary. And come March, things changed.

We quickly shifted our plans, and our focus, like the rest of the world. In our case, we began providing our clients support for the pandemic, for social unrest, for diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging, and more. We did this to help organizations connect with their people in new and meaningful ways, and to facilitate the tough conversations on difficult, yet critically important topics people were, and are, grappling with in their personal and work lives.

As the calendar year starts to wind down, and some of the uncertainty settles into place, I’ve found myself pausing to think about all the great work communicators have done this year, despite being up against the most unprecedented personal and professional challenges of our lifetime. I think what’s served communicators and the leaders they support so well during the past months, is they relied on tried and true effective communications strategies to keep employees informed, engaged and focused, listened to, and set up for success.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Internal Communication

Weekly Round-Up: The Power of 3 Words, Companies Getting Transformation Right, Leading During COVID-19, and a Simple Tip for CEOs

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past couple weeks. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

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

  • Irv Grousbeck: The Power of “I Don’t Know”
    By Bill Snyder (@BSnyderSF via @StanfordGSB), Stanford Business

    As a C-suite executive, you might think you always have to have the answers, but thinking that way can be a mistake. H. Irving Grousbeck, an adjunct professor of management at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the cofounder of Continental Cablevision, explains why.

    If you’re a top-level business manager, admitting that you don’t know something can be difficult. After all, anyone who has clambered to the top of the corporate food chain is expected to exude certainty and self-confidence. In short, you’re supposed to be the person with all the answers...”
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Grandma Elsie’s Cast Iron Apple Crisp - #ThanksgivingRecipe

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Nov 11, 2020

When a pumpkin pie isn’t enough for your Thanksgiving spread, delight your friends or family with this warm, comforting caramel-apple crisp. Serve it right out of the cast-iron skillet just like Grandma Elsie used to do. We used local Gravenstein apples, but you can use your favorite firm, tart variety (Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Mutsu, etc.) that is perfect for baking.

Ingredients:

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The 5 Ws and an H Guide to Communicating Virtually Anything

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 09, 2020

Ask any journalist and they can tell you about the 5 Ws and an H. Any solid news story covers those six basic ingredients. The same is true for communicating inside an organization, especially as it relates to sharing a compelling vision or guiding decisions about the future.

Want to ensure you don’t forget a critical detail in your communications? Think 5 Ws and an H to ensure you're capturing important perspective, sharing the all-important context, and making it relevant for your audience. 

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Tags: Communication Skills

Elsie’s Elegant Elixir Recipe - #ThanksgivingCocktail

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Nov 04, 2020

As we all continue to celebrate the season of giving, we want to share another one of Grandma Elsie’s famous recipes with you. This time: Elsie’s Elegant Elixir! Toast to the season and the spirit of Grandma Elsie with this delicious cocktail. 

Directions:

Serves 2 (Elsie wouldn’t drink alone).

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13 Leadership Quotes to Inspire You and Your Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 02, 2020

When employees are engaged and inspired, they can move mountains—driving productivity, business growth, and the success of your organization as a whole.

Effective leaders understand that it’s their job to connect with employees and fulfill their need to feel inspired and valued at work. They also understand that the only way to get things done and move a business forward is through their greatest asset—employees.

We’ve put together a list of 13 leadership quotes to help inspire you to engage and motivate your employees every day:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Weekly Round-Up: 3 Advantages of a Remote Workforce, 3 Steps to Get a 2021 IC Budget, Company Culture Insights, How to Hit Your Innovation Sweet Spot, Avoid Getting Diversity Wrong

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past couple weeks. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

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

  • 3 Surprising Advantages of a Remote-First Workforce
    By Lindsay Kohler via Forbes (@Forbes)

    These advantages from transitioning to a remote work environment from behavioral scientist, Lindsay Kohler, may surprise you.

    Recognizing that Covid-19 has opened up our eyes to the fact that remote working works en masse, and also recognizing that the pandemic won't last forever, what advantages could there be to transitioning to a policy that assumes the workforce will all be remote where possible, versus office-based?...”
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Our Annual Celebration of Grandma Elsie & Her Famous #PumpkinChiffonPie Recipe

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Oct 28, 2020


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. While one of the many reasons I look forward to Thanksgiving is because it’s the season of Grandma Elsie’s Famous Pumpkin Chiffon Pie and other crowd-favorite recipes, this year, Thanksgiving is special for another reason.

We’ve had a tough year. And during times of challenge it's not always easy to consider what we have to be thankful for, especially after a year like this one.

But more than ever, I’ve spent time being grateful for what matters most: my family, extra time with my children (even through the challenges that come with us all working and schooling from home!), our health and my team at The Grossman Group.

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