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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

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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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

Bring Back Discretion to the Workplace

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jul 16, 2019

My neighbor down the block is the classic Gladys Kravitz from Bewitched. She knows the comings and goings of just about everyone in the neighborhood, and proudly overshares what she knows with anyone who will listen.

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Tags: Communication Skills, Feedback/Trust

Become a Great Communicator

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jul 15, 2019

For leaders in today’s business world, effective communication is a differentiator. With so much information flying around from so many places, the ability to ensure you’re understood and employees are prepared to take action on your path forward is critical to your individual and organizational success.

And yet time and time again I’ve heard the excuse, “Communicating effectively is too tough.”

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Tags: Communication Skills, Storytelling

Weekly Round-Up: 8 Steps to a Truth-Telling Culture, 3 Upgrades for Work Meetings, 15 Trust Building Myths, 5 Internal Comms Tips, Lessons From Fictional Leaders

Posted by David Grossman on Fri,Jul 12, 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:

  • 8 Steps to Jumpstarting a Truth-telling Workplace Culture
    By Jim Haudan and Rich Behrens (@jhaudan via @greatleadership), Great Leadership

    Get 8 steps to a quick 45-minute activity that can give leaders insight into how comfortable their teams are talking about difficult issues and telling the truth.

    What do a water cooler, bathroom, and hallway all have in common? These are three places in the workplace where people feel “safe” to tell the truth. Many leaders believe that their people feel safe in telling them what they think and feel. But this is a misconception—or a blind spot...”
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Great Leaders Embrace New Ideas and Seek Them Out

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Jul 10, 2019

 
Leaders often fall into the trap of thinking they have all the answers: “I’m the one with the vision and I know what my people need. I don’t need to hear their opinions.”

Yet the fastest way to lose employees’ confidence and trust is to make them feel their opinions don’t matter. We all need to resist our egos.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

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