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Weekly Round-Up: 14 Ways to 'Grade' Your Comms Plan, 5 Ways Leaders Change Lives, Dos & Don'ts for Your Company Video, How to Inspire Employee Engagement & Innovation, Creating a Powerhouse Team

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 14, 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:

  • 14 Ways To 'Grade' Your Communications Plan Before It Launches
    By Forbes Communications Council (@ForbesCommCncl via @Forbes), Forbes

    A panel of Forbes Communications Council members provide their best strategies for "grading" your communications plan before its launch.

    Delivering major news in any organization can be a complicated process. Whether it’s internally or to the public, you want to communicate the information as clearly and responsibly as possible, leaving no room for misinterpretation or confusion...”
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Make the Communication Vacuum Work for You

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jun 11, 2019

The “communication vacuum” fills whether you want it to or not. Some call it the grapevine or the rumor mill; others call it hearsay. No matter what you call it, it can be problematic and distracting.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Communication Skills

Leaders: Stop the “Slide Shuffle” and “Overdone Outlines” for Your Next Presentation

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 10, 2019

Attention leaders: Please stop what I call the “slide shuffle.” You have another presentation and you begin preparing by pulling slides together from various presentations you’ve given. If they worked before, they can work again, you think.

What’s often the result? Too many slides, slides that are too dense, a story that’s not cohesive, and little thought about what you want your audience to do, and where to purposefully interact with the audience.

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Tags: Presentation Skills

Weekly Round-Up: How Augmented Humanity Will Disrupt Leadership, 3 Things for Building Trust, 8 Traits of Effective Leaders, Decision-Making Lessons From History, Key Moments for Leadership Timing

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jun 07, 2019

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

  • Augmented Humanity Will Disrupt Leadership. Are You Prepared?
    By Vibhas Ratanjee (@vibhasr via @Gallup), Gallup

    Find out which leadership competencies and how workplace culture are critical in the augmented future of work.

    According to Gallup research, more than three in four Americans (76%) "agree" or "strongly agree" that artificial intelligence (AI) will fundamentally change the way people will work and live over the next decade. No need to wait -- augmented humanity (AH) is the next gen application of AI, and it's already here...”
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5 Simple Steps to Show Employees You Care and Get the Business Results You Seek

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jun 05, 2019

As leaders, we spend much of our time and effort setting business goals, developing plans to achieve those goals and helping ensure employees understand how they fit in.

With so much going on, it’s all too easy to get lost in the work and detach yourself from the human element of the workplace. 

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Improving Employee Engagement Through Better Communications

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jun 03, 2019

A proven formula for organizational success involves employee engagement, which we define as the emotional connection people have with work, which leads to discretionary effort – extra time, energy, brainpower, a willingness to take on a stretch assignment, and more. In other words, engaged employees are highly motivated to help an organization achieve its goals. And multiple research studies show that companies with engaged employees have better financial results. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Steps to Implement New Strategies, 7 Small Things Leaders Can Do, Bettering Change Leadership, 3 Times to Have Difficult Conversations, 10 Leadership Lessons from a Dog

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,May 31, 2019

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

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Employee Disengagement and the Warning Signs to Look For

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,May 29, 2019

Disengaged employees have a staggering effect on business. Studies have shown that lower productivity has an estimated economic impact in the U.S. of $483 billion to $605 billion per year, while increased workplace injury, illness, turnover, absence and fraud have an even higher economic impact, according to Gallup. This is felt around the world at a global level, but it also has very personal and immediate effects on organizations, departments, teams and, as a result, individual employees.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: 10 Questions for Making Big Decisions, Internal Comms to Business Results, Storytelling Strategies from Great Jazz, Secure Your Internal Comms, Cost of Disengagement

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,May 24, 2019

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

  • 10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions
    By Greg Bustin (@GregBustin via @greatleadership), Great Leadership

    Clarity around your desired outcomes when making decisions allows you and your team to focus on the big picture. Before making your next big decision, ask and answer these 10 questions.

    Some of your decisions are bigger than others, and so to be considered successful on your terms as well as the terms of others means you must make more good decisions than bad decisions when the stakes are highest...”
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Two Times It’s Important to Share Information as a Leader

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,May 22, 2019

How do you decide what information is mission-critical for employees? Many employees want to know everything that’s going on. But that’s impossible to accomplish and is also an unrealistic expectation. 

Follow these 2 times it’s important to share information with your employees:

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Tags: Leadership Communication

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