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More Tools, More Trouble: The Continuing Challenges of Poor Communications

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Apr 24, 2019

A recently released study conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit suggests that having more ways to communicate doesn’t necessarily equate to better communication. To the contrary, the results suggest that internal communications activities remain problematic and have serious ramifications for an organization’s success. 

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Tags: Internal Communication, Communication Skills

Leadership Communication Drives Organizational Transformation – Guest Blogger Robert Ford

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 22, 2019

It often seems there is an invisible rubber band tethering a person to their past, to what we know to be safe and familiar. If you have studied Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs or think about your own experiences, you will recognize this human trait. For purposes of this blog, let me call this the personal elasticity of change.  

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communicating Change

Weekly Round-Up: Tips to Build High-Performance Teams, Investing Employees in Transformation, Qualities of Great Leaders, Healthy Cultures = Revenue Growth, Embrace Internal Comms in Crisis

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 19, 2019

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

  • Building a High-Performance Team: A Frontline Festival
    Via Karin Hurt and David Dye (@LetsGrowLeaders and @davidmdye), Let's Grow Leaders

    A host of leadership thought leaders share their tips and insights on building a high-performance team, from defining what a high-performance team is to building and leading them.

    Employee recognition can be a powerful tool that can enhance team performance and motivate employees to take their work to the next level. Recognition can take many forms, so start by asking yourself these four questions, and then get the three must-have components to make sure it resonates with your employees....”
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Everything Is Easier When You Communicate

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Apr 16, 2019

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got so much on your mind at times that it’s often easier to fixate on what didn’t get done than what did. For everything you cross off your to-do list, six more crop up. That one email with a quick question turned into a flurry of 20 emails, that simple project that you thought would knock out in a day has taken more than a few days, and, well, the list goes on. And suddenly all the things you swore you’d finally get done get pushed back. 

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Tags: Internal Communication

Face-To-Face Communication: 6 Reasons to Lead in Person

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 15, 2019

We all know how technology enables communication – email, voicemail, text message, instant message, Twitter . . . the list goes on. There are more than enough ways to communicate, and too often they add up to message overload for employees.

That’s why when something is important, nothing compares to face-to-face communication. When a leader needs to inspire people—or move them to action—the best way to do it is to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what they need to know.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Face-to-Face Communication, Communication Skills, Feedback/Trust

Weekly Round-Up: 3 Things for Great Remote Teams, Leading Through Complexity, Build Trust with Strategic Internal Comms, Leadership Trust Check, Fixing High Employee Turnover

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 12, 2019

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

  • Google Spent 2 Years Researching What Makes a Great Remote Team. It Came Up With These 3 Things
    By Justin Bariso (@JustinJBariso via @Inc), Inc.

    With remote teams comes many challenges and to overcome them requires a unique set of rules. Google recommends three things to making great remote teams.

    In a quest to establish what makes remote teams successful, Google's People Innovation Lab (PiLab) spent the past two years studying more than 5,000 employees. They measured well-being, performance, and connectedness (among other things) and came up with recommendations on how to keep things consistent, even if your team is spread out across the globe...”
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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

Another Strategy to Be a Leader People Want to Follow

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Apr 10, 2019

 

In a recent post, I talked about why people follow leaders – because of how they make people feel.

The first sure-fire tip to help engender positive feelings about you and your leadership – and get people to follow you – is to paint a picture of the future.

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Complexity is the New Normal in Healthcare Communications Today

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 08, 2019

Whether you are a highly matrixed, multisite healthcare system undergoing a merger, or global pharmaceutical or medical device company expanding its portfolio, the common thread is complexity. 

Even with such rampant murkiness, one thing is very clear: good employee communication can turn strategy into action and keep employees focused on what matters, help them navigate through the change, and minimize disruption that can slow productivity, performance and engagement.

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Tags: Internal Communication

Weekly Round-Up: 6 Elements of a Healthy Culture, Better Team Performance, Shaping Company Culture, 2 Approaches to Engage Employees, Protecting Your Integrity

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Apr 05, 2019

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

  • 6 Key Elements of a Healthy Culture
    By Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard), Leadership Insights

    Find out what the definition of workplace culture is, why it's important, common leadership mistakes when thinking about culture, and steps to take to improve your workplace culture.

    Workplace culture is really about how people behave and interact. This includes how decisions are made, how disagreements are voiced, how conflict is resolved, and how people connect when they pass in the hall...”
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One Way to Be a Leader People Want to Follow

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Apr 03, 2019

Why do people follow leaders?

Hint: it’s not because of that really great PowerPoint presentation on the new strategy you gave at the quarterly all-hands meeting. Or because of your tenure. Or title.

The simple answer is we follow leaders because of how they make us feel. (And by the way, to be a leader, you need to have followers.)

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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