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Deliver a Message with Maximum Impact

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Dec 18, 2019

Relying on only one form of communication or one method to deliver a message—such as a monthly email message or webcast—is a clear mistake if you want to have maximum impact. Employees have different personalities and work habits.

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Tags: Communication Skills

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Steps to a Crisis Comms Plan, 3 Ways to Boost Leadership Effectiveness, How to Energize Your Town Hall, 3 Steps to Tap the Power of Storytelling, Leadership Humility

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Dec 13, 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:

  • 5 Steps to a Crisis Communication Plan
    By Charlotte Clay (@charlottecclay via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    Follow these 5 essential steps to prepare your organization for a worst-case scenario.

    The stakes are higher than ever for today’s modern crisis communicator. Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise and information is shared globally in an instant. Social media amplifies the coverage and scrutiny of a crisis, and a scandal that might have lost momentum in the traditional news cycle can easily reach viral proportions online...”
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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

It’s a Mistake to Assume Employees Know How They Contribute

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Too often, leaders assume employees fully understand their role and how their work contributes to the company’s overall success. Yet if you ask the average employee, they often can’t answer those critical questions. They truly don’t know how they fit in and why they matter.

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Tags: Employee Engagement

Biggest Email Abuses and Bad Habits

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Dec 09, 2019

I’m working hard with both my young daughters to teach them good manners. I believe it’s a critical life skill and think the world would be a better place with a little more “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me,” among other phrases that portray kindness and an understanding and appreciation of others.

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Tags: Email In The Workplace

Weekly Round-Up: Unlocking a Listening Culture, Overcoming Obstacles of Change, Tackling Employee Disengagement, Leadership Tips & Insights, Reflecting on 2019

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Dec 06, 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:

  • Unlocking a Listening Culture
    By Institute of Internal Communication Team (@IoICNews), Voice

    Get the considerable benefits of effective organizational listening, a few techniques for listening, and more.

    Communication is about more than just pushing information out. Successful organisations become even more successful when they continually listen to what their internal audience is telling them...”
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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

How to Make Time for Family – Not Email – Over Your Holiday Break

Posted by David Grossman on Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Like many of you, I’m starting to prepare for holiday break (away from work!), with my family. However, unlike many people, I’ll be disconnecting from work email during that time.

By now you may be familiar with my thoughts on checking email during vacation and even my Email-Free Vacation Pledge. But have you made the commitment to yourself yet?

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Tags: Email In The Workplace

New eBook: Make the Most of Your Town Hall – 10 Ways to Unleash the Power of Your Team

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Dec 02, 2019

If you’re like a lot of leaders I know, you’re constantly looking for ideas to make your next town hall feel more exciting and inspiring for employees. And that’s a good instinct. The truth is that many companies are long overdue for a town hall makeover.

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Tags: Announcements, Free Downloads

Weekly Round-Up: 10 Comms Lessons from Mr. Rogers, 4 Important Leadership Stories, Recognition & Appreciation Best Practices, Top 5 Rules for Internal Comms, Advice for Communicating Bad News

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Nov 22, 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:

  • 10 Lessons From Mr. Rogers On How To Make Yourself Heard
    By Chet Wade via Forbes (@Forbes)

    Communicate better, especially when times are tough and the news is bad, with these 10 lessons from Mr. Rogers.

    The lessons taught by Fred (How can you refer to him as “Rogers?”) are far too many for one article, one movie, or one book. Maybe, one lifetime. Here are 10 of the most-important ones related to communicating....”
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Tags: Weekly Round-Up

5 Strategies for Engaging Millennials

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Nov 20, 2019

I'd like to offer some strategies for engaging Millennials, who work a little differently than the workforce of ealier generations and respond better to certain types of communication.

Consider using these 5 strategies that are key to their engagement:

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18 Books The Grossman Group is Reading (for Your Holiday Reading List)

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Starting to think about what book(s) to read over the holidays? The senior thought partners here at The Grossman Group and I shared a few of our favorite books on leadership, communication, personal development, business or just an all-around good book that resonated with us. Find out what some of us have been reading (in alphabetical order under each category) and our thoughts on each one.

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Tags: Announcements