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6 Steps to Effective Communications in the Manufacturing Industry

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Sep 09, 2019

In manufacturing companies, plant employees are the heart of the company. They are on the front lines with the power to turn strategy into results. At the end of the day, it’s the plant employees that ensure operations run smoothly, quality products are made to exact specifications, and products reach customers in time.

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Tags: Internal Communication

Weekly Round-Up: CEO Leadership Styles Analyzed, 8 Tricks to Reading Body Language, 6 Insights to Kroger's Intranet, 4 Simple Leadership Actions from Microsoft, Common Habits of the Best Leaders

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Sep 06, 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:

  • What Machine Learning Teaches Us about CEO Leadership Style
    By Michael Blanding (@michaelblanding via @HarvardHBS), Harvard Business School Working Knowledge


    Researchers, Tarun Khanna and Prithwiraj Choudhury, use machine-learning technology to look for links between a CEO's communications style and company performance.

    CEOs are communicators. Studies show that CEOs spend 85 percent of their time in communication-related activities, including speeches, meetings, and phone calls with people both inside and outside the firm. Now, new research using machine learning is attempting a deep dive into the words and facial expressions of chief executives to see if leadership style can be correlated with a firm’s performance. ...”
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4 Practical Tips for Managing Change in the Workplace

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Sep 04, 2019

One of the best traits that any leader can possess is the ability to remain flexible in the face of change in the workplace, no matter how large or small.

Here are some practical tips that you can use to make change less stressful for everyone:

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Tags: Communicating Change

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Leadership Communication Lessons, How to Be a Leader, Why Introverts Make Great Leaders, Making Internal Comms Interactive, How to Clarify Your Corporate Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Aug 30, 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:

  • 5 Priceless Leadership Communication Lessons Learned the Hard Way
    By Art Petty (@artpetty via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    Five lessons the author learned – sometimes the hard way – over two decades of leading and guiding others.

    An early career mentor of mine -- a senior leader -- regularly reminded me, 'Art, you'll go as far as you can communicate.' I took him seriously, and I worked hard to emulate his energetic, confident stage style, and thoughtful one-on-one demeanor. And while 'presence' is important, I learned over time that succeeding as a communicator was much more about substance than smile and style...”
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How to Know When Communication is Essential

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 28, 2019

It’s important to realize that most problems in business today lie in the absence of real communication, and to understand the need to facilitate dialogue and “manage” conversation with employees and teams. As a result, you’re able to create shared meaning and move people to action.

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Tags: Communication Skills, Communicating Change

10 Best Ways to Engage and Connect With Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 26, 2019

Great leaders don’t just manage employees; they make sure employees are motivated, engaged and inspired when coming to work. Overlooking these principles can result in disengagement, loss of valuable employees, increased anxiety and poor decision making, among others.  

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: America's CEOs Seek a New Purpose, 5 Drivers of a Great Team, Leading Virtual Teams, 10 Insights for Team Leaders, 7 Fail-Free Engagement Strategies

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Aug 23, 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:

  • America’s CEOs Seek a New Purpose for the Corporation
    By Alan Murray (@alansmurray via @FortuneMagazine), Fortune

    Find out why this group of CEOs redefined their mission and get the full revised statement of corporate purpose published by the Business Roundtable.

    On Aug. 19, the [Business Roundtable] BRT announced a new purpose for the corporation and tossed the old one into the dustbin. The new statement is 300 words long, and shareholders aren’t mentioned until word 250....”
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The Importance of Giving Leaders What They Need to Communicate Business Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 21, 2019

It’s one thing to hold leaders accountable for communications about the business strategy, but it’s another to fail to support them with the right training and tools to help facilitate it.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Don't Assume Employees Know Your Expectations

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 19, 2019

My mom often used to say to me, “I’m not a mind reader. You have to talk to me. You may think I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t.” The same is true for your employees—they can’t read your minds, which means you have to communicate with them.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: Internal Comms Strategy Guide, 3 Tips for Effective Email, How Google Shows Care for Employees, 4 Storytelling Lessons from Hilton, Leaders: Be Liked & Effective

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Aug 16, 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:

  • 8 Steps to Building an Effective Internal Communication Strategy
    By Peter Banerjea via Smarp (@BeSmarp)

    A carefully planned strategy is necessary for your internal communications function to succeed. Get started with this helpful guide.

    Even though internal communication has a direct impact on employee experience and employee engagement, most businesses don’t have a long-term IC strategy. We share in this blog post a step-by-step guide to help you craft a great internal communication strategy...”
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