Most Recent Articles on Employee Engagement

How to Create Line of Sight for Your Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Feb 22, 2021

To drive engagement, help employees personalize strategy and understand how they fit in.

I've written before about research from a myriad of sources that shows that employees overall don’t understand company strategy. Said another way, they don’t get how they fit in. And that’s a missed opportunity.

This “fit” is often called line of sight. Put simply, line of sight means that employees can see the connection between their goals and the organization’s goals.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

5 Must-Do Steps to Share Expectations With Your Team

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jan 25, 2021

You’re off and running in the New Year. Deadlines are looming. You’re busy planning and setting responsibilities. With so much going on every day, are you forgetting to share your expectations with your employees? Are you simply assuming your staff understands what you expect of them?

Increase Your Employees' Chances of Success

My Mom used to say to me, “I’m not a mind reader. You need to communicate with me. You might think I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t.” Many leaders often think they’ve shared their expectations with employees, but unless you’ve taken a moment in time when you share your list of expectations in a formal way, you’re reducing your employees’ chances of success.

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Engage with Your Employees on a Personal Level

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jan 04, 2021

It’s a common misperception that great leaders rarely reveal their humanity. Instead, I think there are simply some leaders who are detached from their team and their role as a leader (some might say that’s a leadership “sin”).

Most influential leaders understand that connecting on a personal level with employees is critical to their success, so why not do it?

Learn About Your Employees Lives

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6 Tips to Help Employees Grow and Develop

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Dec 16, 2020

Taking an active role in the development of your team demonstrates confidence and concern for the future of the organization. It also gives employees feelings of significance, community, and value.

When you create a culture in which employees can reach their goals and know their thoughts and insights are appreciated, you boost productivity, morale, and engagement.

Put these six tips into practice to help employees grow:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

How to Make Time to Disconnect from Email Over Your Holiday Break

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Like many of you, I’m starting to prepare for my holiday break (away from work!), with my family. And while traditional year-end vacations may be canceled, it doesn’t mean you need to continue working. After a year like this one, we all deserve some time to recharge, even if that means extra time at home to catch up on our favorite TV shows.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Email In The Workplace, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

13 Leadership Quotes to Inspire You and Your Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 02, 2020

When employees are engaged and inspired, they can move mountains—driving productivity, business growth, and the success of your organization as a whole.

Effective leaders understand that it’s their job to connect with employees and fulfill their need to feel inspired and valued at work. They also understand that the only way to get things done and move a business forward is through their greatest asset—employees.

We’ve put together a list of 13 leadership quotes to help inspire you to engage and motivate your employees every day:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

L’Oréal’s Return-to-Office Hits Some Snags: How to Avoid HR and Communication Blunders as Companies Enter the Next Stage of Pandemic Plans

Posted by David Grossman on Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Calling all HR, PR and Internal Communications professionals…there’s got to be a better way.

Reading this CNN article about L’Oréal and their return-to-office efforts made my heart race. At a time when the stakes are so high for companies to help employees navigate through change and demonstrate leadership, this narrative feels like the company is missing huge opportunities for connection, engagement and growth that could be the silver lining of the pandemic.

If we could roll the clocks back to make better decisions that align with company values, here’s what we’d recommend:

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Tags: Employee Engagement, COVID-19 Communications

6 Steps to Be More Empathetic

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Jun 24, 2020

In today’s world, we’re faced with a number of new challenges both in the workplace and at home – whether it’s our new working arrangements, impacts from COVID-19, looking inward as we shine a spotlight on societal issues, or something else – and our people need empathy.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication, COVID-19 Communications

2020 is Changing Our World in Lasting Ways – Guest Blogger Linda Kingman

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jun 08, 2020

Even though we’re only halfway through the year, we can expect 2020 to go down in history as a year of tremendous challenges and changes, a year that shook our way of life, our ways of working, our family, business and social relationships and our attitudes toward institutions like healthcare and law enforcement.

The combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer – and the civil unrest that followed – will have lasting effects on people’s attitudes, feelings and mindsets as well as their values and beliefs.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Guest Bloggers, COVID-19 Communications

Leaders: Don’t Ignore It – Check in with Your People Today About the Ongoing Civil Unrest

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jun 01, 2020

There’s no doubt we’re facing some of the biggest challenges of our time, as a nation, as people and as leaders.

As we all try to make sense of the unrest sweeping the nation, many employees started work this morning with yet another emotionally-charged, hugely complex topic on their minds, on top of the challenges many already face with the pandemic.

As I reflected on this post, talking about this crisis is one of the most difficult conversations for people in this country to have right now. As a white male, I feel ill-equipped in many ways; that said, I want to try and be part of the solution. As I considered this from the perspective of leaders and how they can help their people navigate these tumultuous times, I wanted to offer a few thoughts that I hope will help. 

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

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