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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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Tough Decisions Are Easier with Input

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Aug 13, 2019

Leaders have difficult decisions to make about how to deliver on aggressive goals: grow their business, get ahead of the competition, and control spending, among many others. But they don’t have to make the tough calls in a vacuum. 

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

The Importance of Having a Strong Company Purpose

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 12, 2019

There’s no question that a sense of purpose and a clear vision are taking on greater importance in the workforce today.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: Trusting Your Team, 3 Communication Tips, A Secret Comms Weapon, Leadership Tips & Insights, Increasing Employee Email Opens

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Aug 09, 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:

  • Having the Courage to Trust Your Team
    By Bill Treasurer (@btreasurer via @greatleadership), Great Leadership

    Find out what "Trust Courage" is, what it means and why it's important to build it for a more productive, efficient and innovative workforce.

    Leadership is typically associated with action—with trying, doing, and achieving. However, there’s another side to leadership that focuses on the followers: trust. As leaders, we need to actively trust our followers, teams, and employees. While this sounds simple, it’s often a hard task for those of us who are goal-oriented...”
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Leaders: What’s the Story with Stories?

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 07, 2019

We all tell stories naturally that illustrate who we are as a person, what we do, and what we believe in. Think of your last conversation with a friend, someone in your family, or a neighbor at a barbeque. “Once upon a time” (or a spin on that) is an everyday, multiple-times-a-day occurrence.

Yet at work, something happens when we “badge in” at our organizations. Stories get lost, and pie charts and copy-heavy slides take over.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Internal Communication, Storytelling

Someone to Know: Jeff Winton, an Accomplished and Inspirational Communications Leader

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 05, 2019

Jeff Winton, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Alkermes, is one of the most committed and passionate leaders I’ve ever worked with. I’m excited to share his story as part of our series of profiles on world-class leaders in communications. For the past year, Jeff has been creating and building a new public affairs function at the global biopharmaceutical company, which is currently focused on mental illness and substance use disorder. His range of responsibilities include overseeing corporate brand and reputation, internal, corporate, commercial and research and development communications, patient engagement, social impact, and corporate events. He also sits on Alkermes’ Management Committee. Before joining Alkermes in 2018, Jeff was responsible for corporate brand and reputation management for Astellas Pharma US, Inc. leading a team similar to the one he’s building at Alkermes. In all of his roles throughout his career, Jeff has been committed to making a difference in any way he could, and I know you’ll appreciate his unique perspective on the communicators’ role today.

From the time he was a young boy working on his family dairy farm while juggling school, extracurricular activities and many ambitions, Jeff Winton has always been a trailblazer.

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Weekly Round-Up: 4 Behaviors That Destroy Work Relationships, 2-Part Team Exercise, Leadership Lesson From Mister Rogers, 5 Radical Work Culture Options, How "Hearts In" CEOs Are Most Successful

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Aug 02, 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:

  • The 4 Behaviors Guaranteed to Destroy Relationships
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading with Trust

    From research, Dr. John Gottman has been able to predict with 90% accuracy the 4 behavioral patterns that destroy relationships.

    Being aware of these behavioral patterns, and how to prevent them, are key to establishing healthy and trustworthy relationships in the workplace. Let’s look at the Four Horsemen and their antidotes:...”
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