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Weekly Round-Up: 6 Ways to Enhance Innovation, 4 Questions for Transformative Leaders, Get Better Results in 2020, 6 Warning Signs for Internal Comms Audit, Engaging Virtual Teams

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jan 24, 2020

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:

  • 6 Ways to Enhance Innovation Through Internal Communication
    By Alejandro Formanchuk (@formanchuk via @InstituteForPR), Institute for Public Relations

    Here are six concrete actions that internal communicators can propose to enhance innovation.

    Most organizations want to enhance innovation; to achieve this goal they invest resources in new methodologies, technologies, training, physical spaces, and furniture. This is great… However, they often forget that they also need to invest in internal communication. This oversight can be very expensive because it is very difficult—if not impossible—to develop innovative ideas and practices within an organization without a good internal communication strategy...”
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The Ultimate Way to Prepare For Any Presentation

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 22, 2020

We’ve all been faced with this situation: you planned a presentation for thirty minutes and are now told, “We’re running late—can you do it in ten minutes?” It’s a common (and often dreaded) situation but doesn’t need to be. The next time you have a presentation, practice in the three ways (note: the first step is to actually plan your presentation and then rehearse) listed here:

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8 Key Questions Employees Want to Know (But Might Not Ask)

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 20, 2020

As leaders, we spend much of our time and effort setting business goals and developing plans to achieve them. Yet the most important element behind everything is your team. If they don’t understand where they fit in, all of our lofty goals will go nowhere.

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Tags: Employee Engagement

Weekly Round-Up: Advice for Building Trust, 8 Tips for Leveraging Your Relationships, 6 Trends Impacting Leadership, How to Create & Innovate, Showing Your Team You Care

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jan 17, 2020

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:

  • Do People Trust You? Advice for Building Trust and Inspiring Confidence
    By John R. Stoker (@JohnRStoker via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    Get 9 tips to help you assess your trustworthiness and to increase the confidence people have in you.

    No matter where the trust in any relationship begins, what we know for sure is that it doesn’t take much negative behavior to diminish the trust that people have in you. Here are a few tips to help you assess your trustworthiness and to increase the confidence people have in you...”
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The Problem with Practice and the “Try and Try Again” Approach

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jan 14, 2020

Sometimes those of us who are diligent, driven, and focused on getting to that end result can become frustrated when we don’t master something immediately. “Try and try again” is a good motto except when we just keep trying the same thing in the same way.

Sometimes we try and try again by just doing more of what we have been trying and then we are surprised when we don’t get the result we want. We often then abandon ship and do something we know will get results. For example, you might take over a project, “I will just do it myself,” or get upset with people prematurely.

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The Grossman Group’s Top Leadership & Communication Blogs of 2019

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 13, 2020

As we begin the new year, we wanted to take a moment to look back and see what resonated most with you – our readers – in 2019. The past year was full of fascinating topics, and I thought now was a great time to reflect back on some of the most popular posts, recapping the best leadership and communication articles of 2019.

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Weekly Round-Up: Vibrant Culture Leader Qualities, 2020 Predictions for Leaders, Maximizing Productivity, Leadership Tips & Insights, Crippling Company Cultures

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jan 10, 2020

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:

  • Key Qualities of a Vibrant Culture Leader
    By Colin D. Ellis (@colindellis via @greatleadership), Great Leadership

    At the heart of every successful business you’ll find vibrant culture leaders. Get 3 ways to get started becoming a vibrant culture leader.

    People who are true leaders stand out. Others want to be around them because they know they’re worth following. But what qualities do these leaders have that make them exude such strength of character, while other supposed leaders fall short?...”
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10 Must-Do Tips for Persuasive Presentations

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jan 08, 2020

Prepping for an important presentation? As you’re purposefully planning, think about the following 10 criteria of a successful presentation. These are best practice strategies that can help you turn any presentation into a great conversation, and get what you want in record time.

10 Must-Do Tips for Persuasive Presentations

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Leader, Know Thyself: Questions Every Leader Needs to Answer

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 06, 2020


A leader’s personality and points of view are integral to his/her effectiveness. Employees respond positively to leaders whom they know are real people, those who communicate honestly and well. They want to know they are led by individuals who are willing to acknowledge their own strengths and weaknesses.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Weekly Round-Up: Comms Lessons from Christmas, 10 Truths About Employee Commitment, Best Leadership Insights of 2019, How the Best Leaders Invest in Themselves, 9 Employee Retention Strategies

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Dec 20, 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:

  • Timeless Communication Lessons from Christmas Movies
    By Dave Wraith (@dave_wraith via @RaganComms), Ragan Communications

    Use these lessons from Christmas movies to alter your perspective, strengthen your approach and fuel your communication strategies for the new year.

    Christmas movies are often little more than nostalgic background noise during the holiday season, but many festive favorites conceal unexpected pearls of wisdom for communicators...”
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