Open-Ended Questions Enhance Employee Communication

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,May 20, 2019

As a leader, you know that engaging employees and helping connect them to your business goals can directly impact the bottom line. Your internal communication plan can include two-way communication vehicles like feedback channels and listening sessions to help accomplish this. 

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Weekly Round-Up: 14 Internal Comms Campaigns That Crushed It, Decision-Making & Problem Solving, Influential Leading, Secret to Improving Employee Engagement, Generation Z in the Workplace

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,May 17, 2019

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

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CEOs: Hold Your Leaders Accountable to Communicate Your Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,May 14, 2019

Leaders in any organization and at all levels are held to high standards and judged by their performance in important areas impacting the business: sales, operations, marketing, efficiency, and development of their people, to name a few. But many are not held accountable for communicating with employees, which is arguably the foundation for success for everything else.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

New eBook: 22nd Century Communications – Strategies to Deliver Cutting-Edge Communication, Engage Employees and Strengthen Reputation

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,May 13, 2019

One of the most popular questions I get in my work as a communications leader is this: What’s new in communications strategy today? Or, some variation of this: What must I do today to help my company achieve world-class, cutting-edge communications in the future? 

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Tags: Announcements, Free Downloads

Weekly Round-Up: Costly Mistake of Poor Communication, How Culture Can Save Your Company, High-Performance Team Comm Practices, 6 Ways to Empower Teams, When to Stop Leading and Start Following

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,May 10, 2019

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

  • Poor Internal Communication Can Be a Costly Mistake for Businesses
    By Sara Jensen via Workforce Focus (@workforcenews)

    Find out what the cost of not improving communication with your employees is and how to avoid 3 internal communication problems most companies face.

    Poor internal communication can have some seriously negative impacts on a company — poor morale, high employee turnover and lower employee productivity, to name a few. Worse yet, these can lead to a lasting effect on a company’s bottom line...”
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How to Listen so Employees Talk

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,May 08, 2019

You’ve probably heard the saying, “we have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." As leaders, this simple wisdom is a good reminder and reality check for many of us.

Listening. It’s a skill virtually all of us can work on. 

Once you’ve mastered the fundamentals, there are a number of ways to raise the bar.

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Tags: Internal Communication

Trust in the Workplace: 6 Steps to Building Trust with Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,May 06, 2019

“My employer” was named by 75% of those surveyed worldwide as the most trusted institution in the recently released 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer. These findings from the annual report, now in its 19th year, compared to trust in NGOs (57%), business (56%), government (48%) and media (47%). The report’s press release also pointed to a shift (for individuals) “ . . . to the relationships within their control, most notably their employers.”

What an opportunity for leaders to seize the day and build even greater levels of trust in the organization. 

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Tags: Feedback/Trust

Weekly Round-Up: 16 Rules for Decision-Making, CEO's Most Powerful Asset, Internal Comm Lessons from Amazon, 3 Tips to Engage & Excite Your Team, 6 Conditions for Creative Leadership Culture

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,May 03, 2019

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

  • 16 Rules for Effective Decision-Making
    By Michael McKinney (@LeadershipNow), LeadershipNow

    Michael McKinney provides an overview of 16 well-researched rules from Pawel Motyl's recent book, Labyrinth: The Art of Decision-Making, where the author examines a "series of decisions that led to some of the modern world’s most dramatic events."

    Where we go in life is determined by the choices we make. How we make those decisions becomes critical. The speed of change, the abundance of choices, the unknown unknowns, and the impact of a connected world, all conspire to make decision-making a labyrinth....”
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Communication Breakdown: Are You Thinking About Your Audience?

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,May 01, 2019

Over the course of my career many leaders have lamented this: “Little I say seems to be resonating!?!?”

Although this can be very frustrating, it certainly does not mean that you should just stop communicating (as I’ve also heard…)

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Two-Way Communication: 4 Tips for a More Engaged Workplace

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 29, 2019

You know the reality – employees who are highly engaged in their work perform better than their less-committed counterparts and boost the organization’s bottom line.

One of the most critical elements to employee engagement is two-way communication in the workplace. You might wonder why I add the words two-way to my description since it’s inherent in the definition, yet in consulting with leaders I continue to see a lot of communication that actually is information, since it lacks back and forth that’s critical to communication, among other problems.

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Tags: Employee Engagement

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