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Weekly Round-Up: Unlocking a Listening Culture, Overcoming Obstacles of Change, Tackling Employee Disengagement,  Leadership Tips & Insights, Reflecting on 2019

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Dec 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:

  • Unlocking a Listening Culture
    By Institute of Internal Communication Team (@IoICNews), Voice

    Get the considerable benefits of effective organizational listening, a few techniques for listening, and more.

    Communication is about more than just pushing information out. Successful organisations become even more successful when they continually listen to what their internal audience is telling them...”
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How to Make Time for Family – Not Email – Over Your Holiday Break

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Dec 03, 2019

Like many of you, I’m starting to prepare for holiday break (away from work!), with my family. However, unlike many people, I’ll be disconnecting from work email during that time.

By now you may be familiar with my thoughts on checking email during vacation and even my Email-Free Vacation Pledge. But have you made the commitment to yourself yet?

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Tags: Email In The Workplace

New eBook: Make the Most of Your Town Hall – 10 Ways to Unleash the Power of Your Team

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Dec 02, 2019

If you’re like a lot of leaders I know, you’re constantly looking for ideas to make your next town hall feel more exciting and inspiring for employees. And that’s a good instinct. The truth is that many companies are long overdue for a town hall makeover.

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Tags: Announcements, Free Downloads

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

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Nov 25, 2019


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 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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Weekly Round-Up: 10 Comms Lessons from Mr. Rogers, 4 Important Leadership Stories, Recognition & Appreciation Best Practices, Top 5 Rules for Internal Comms, Advice for Communicating Bad News

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Nov 22, 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:

  • 10 Lessons From Mr. Rogers On How To Make Yourself Heard
    By Chet Wade via Forbes (@Forbes)

    Communicate better, especially when times are tough and the news is bad, with these 10 lessons from Mr. Rogers.

    The lessons taught by Fred (How can you refer to him as “Rogers?”) are far too many for one article, one movie, or one book. Maybe, one lifetime. Here are 10 of the most-important ones related to communicating....”
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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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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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