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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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The One Thing You Need Most for a Successful Leadership Transition

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Every leader experiences transitions in roles and responsibilities at one time or another. This is true whether the leader is new to the organization or moving up within it. The most successful leaders figure out how to transition as quickly and effectively as possible, minimizing – or even eliminating – any disruption to the business.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communication Skills

6 Technology and Digital Trends for Communicators

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jul 29, 2019

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The impact of technology and social media is advancing by the day. Finding the best way to reach employees and customers through best-in-class technology clearly needs to be a priority for communication professionals.

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Tags: Internal Communication

Weekly Round-Up: 4 Comms Habits Smart Leaders Have, Leadership & Productivity Tips & Insights, Compete Like the Most Innovative Leaders, Why Positivity = Better Performance

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jul 26, 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:

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4 Ways to Role Model Your Leadership Actions

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Jul 24, 2019

You’re aware that employees listen to what you say, and pay close attention to what you do. The reality is that when it comes to keeping employees engaged, body language speaks first, and often louder than words.  

There’s no better way to think about how others see you than to visualize that there’s a mirror in front of you all the time. What might others see and pick up on? How might you use your body language purposefully?

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Everyone Is A Leader

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jul 22, 2019

Do You Think You're Not a Leader? 

It’s easy to shy away from leadership responsibility by turning to any number of excuses. Someone else above you needs to make the final call. You don’t manage people; you’re an individual contributor. You’re a subject matter expert, not a leader. Your team knows exactly what to do and doesn’t need you. You might even simply state: “I’m not the big boss.” I hear a lot of “that’s not my pay grade.” In every case, this type of stance leads to confusion and missteps, large and small.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: Leadership Lessons From Steve Jobs and Verizon's Ivan Seidenberg, Solving Manufacturing Comms Challenges, Leadership in a Digital Transformation, How to Podcast for Internal Comms

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jul 19, 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:

  • Can You Hear Him Now? Leadership Lessons from Verizon’s Ivan Seidenberg
    By Knowledge@Wharton (@whartonknows)

    At a recent leadership conference, Ivan shared 5 lessons he learned from working in the telecom industry for 50 years.

    Eight years ago, almost to the day, Ivan Seidenberg retired as chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications Inc. In his decade at the helm, he transformed the former Baby Bell into the nation’s largest wireless provider, created from some of the largest mergers and acquisitions deals at the time that reshaped the telecom industry...”
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