Weekly Round-Up: 4 Tips to Improve Management Comms, Bring Out the Best in Others, 5 Ways to Work With a Micromanager, 8 Steps for the Best Meetings, Elevating Strategic Decision Making

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Mar 08, 2019

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

  • 4 Tips For Improving Management Information Cascade
    By SnapComms (@snapcomms)

    “Staff would rather communicate with their immediate supervisor than any other level of management. This is particularly true during uncertain times. Staff may start to distrust the ‘corporate mouthpieces’ such as the intranet, and turn to their managers for interpretation ... So how can we improve manager cascade as a critical part of effective internal communications?...”
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5 Messaging Bad Habits Every Boss Needs to Break

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Mar 06, 2019



You’ve drafted an email or remarks to share at an upcoming team meeting and are ready to hit send or present, respectively. How do you know that you haven’t made the most common messaging blunders?

See whether creating a clear and compelling communication is as simple as cleaning up your own act.

Here are 5 messaging blunders to avoid in your communications:

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Tags: Communication Skills, Storytelling

20 Leadership Blogs You Should Be Reading (2019 Update)

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Mar 04, 2019

What does it take to help leaders communicate and lead more effectively? Even the most personable and engaging leaders can benefit from new leadership tips.

Leadership roles change every day and leaders need to grow and improve with them. Here are 20 leadership blogs (listed in alphabetical order), similar to this one, that I like to check in with on a regular basis.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Deadly Communication Mistakes, 7 C's of Leadership, How to Get More Solutions From Your Team, What is Vision?, 19 Tips for Writing Your Employee Newsletter

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Mar 01, 2019

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

  • 5 Deadly Communication Mistakes That Kill Team Spirit
    By Dianna Booher (@diannabooher via @Forbes), Forbes

    “Many teams exist in name only. Their “spirit” is ghosting. Members may be assigned to the same project, but they no more feel like one big happy family than Hamlet and his crew. Conflicts constantly erupt. People hoard information. Distrust makes collaboration difficult at best. At the root of it all, typically poor communication destroys team members’ confidence that what they hear is rational, relevant, or real...”
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Someone to Know: Q&A with AmerisourceBergen Vice President of Business Communications and Executive Support Ginette Meluso

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Feb 27, 2019

Ginette Meluso, Vice President of Business Communications and Executive Support at AmerisourceBergen, has impressive experience in communication strategy across a variety of sectors, including government, agency and corporate environments. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, Ginette embraces continuous learning of all things communications and is an advocate for leaders and associates alike. She led her team in building AmerisourceBergen’s internal communications function from the ground up through an expansion that now serves an enterprise of 21,000 associates. Passionate about being in service to others, this creative, results-driven, strategic communication professional is definitely someone to know. We discuss her compelling insights in our Q&A.

Q&A with Ginette Meluso,
Vice President of Business Communications
and Executive Support at AmerisourceBergen

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Tags: Someone to Know Series

Taking Action on Feedback from Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Feb 25, 2019

Being a good leader doesn’t happen by luck. It happens because those individuals have a strong sense of self-awareness, and seek input and feedback from not just their boss and their peers, but even more importantly, their employees.

I always urge leaders to try this if it’s not part of the way they work, and they’re often surprised by how honest and considerate the feedback is that they get.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Feedback/Trust

Weekly Round-Up: How Google Motivates Employees, 25 Inspiring Fred Rogers Quotes, 4 Steps to Develop Diverse Teams, 1 Word for Leaders to be Likable, 3 Things That Test a Leader

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Feb 22, 2019

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

  • The Google Way of Motivating Employees
    By Cleverism (@EntreInsights)

    “This article will walk you through an 1) introduction to Google’s work culture, 2) employee motivation the Google way, 3) work still gets done, 4) benefits of Google’s way of employee motivation, 5) examples of Google products created by its employees within 20% of their 'free time'...”
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A Simple Employee Collaboration Tip You'll Flip Over

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Feb 20, 2019

Have something you want to get your employees’ input on? Post a question on a flip chart in your department or office, provide Post-its, and watch the ideas grow. It’s an informal focus group of sorts, where employees will periodically revisit the question and ideas, leading to great collaboration in real time (and without meeting!). Working virtually? Create a shared online whiteboard. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement

The 9 Key Benefits of an Engaged Workforce

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Feb 18, 2019

Even though improving employee engagement has been a common goal for many organizations for decades, employees aren’t feeling it. In fact, the lack of workforce engagement remains one of most persistent organizational challenges in business today. 

According to the most recent statistics from the Gallup Organization, only 13 percent of worldwide employees are engaged. In the U.S., under a third of all employees are engaged, a number that’s been relatively stagnant for many years. That’s a whole lot of employees who aren’t interested in making their organizations stronger and more valuable. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement

Weekly Round-Up: Ways Millennials are Improving Leadership, 10 Choices That Impact Success, Making Your Communication More Strategic, Power of Face-to-Face Comms, Managers Deserve Respect

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Feb 15, 2019

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

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