Leadership Communication

One thing hasn’t changed since I first started the leadercommunicator Blog—effective leadership communication remains the secret to business success. Yet for most leaders, this is a significant blind spot that derails relationships, makes goals harder to achieve, limits advancement opportunities, and impedes overall business and personal success.

Here’s what many leaders don’t realize: They are already communicating whether they intend to or not. It’s human nature for others to read into our actions based on their perceptions. And as we know, actions speak louder than words. So, if we’re communicating with or without intention, my wish for every leader is to get good at it.

This blog is full of proven strategies to support one’s development – from entry level to CEO – on the leadership communication continuum. If you are new to the site, here are a few suggested places to start:

Most Recent Articles on Leadership Communication

The 5-Minute Leader: Creating Your Best Message

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Oct 21, 2019

What comes to your mind when you think about the world’s great leaders? Often, it’s how they inspired people or organizations to achieve greatness. Or a stirring speech that delivered a compelling message. The fact is, many great leaders are also great communicators. 

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Internal Communication, Communication Skills

The Top 6 Questions Leaders Have About Communication

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Oct 14, 2019

 
I talk to a lot of leaders who say they want to communicate effectively, but they’re not sure how to. They have questions about how to overcome communication challenges, how to share tough news with employees, and how to measure the effectiveness of their communication.

I thought I’d answer the top six questions I get from leaders about communication.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Leaders: 4 Ways to Connect with Your Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Sep 25, 2019

When you ask employees, they want to be able to connect with their leader—today more than ever before. Employees want to know what you have to say; they also want to know what you stand for.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

10 Best Ways to Engage and Connect With Employees

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 26, 2019

Great leaders don’t just manage employees; they make sure employees are motivated, engaged and inspired when coming to work. Overlooking these principles can result in disengagement, loss of valuable employees, increased anxiety and poor decision making, among others.  

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

The Importance of Giving Leaders What They Need to Communicate Business Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Aug 21, 2019

It’s one thing to hold leaders accountable for communications about the business strategy, but it’s another to fail to support them with the right training and tools to help facilitate it.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

Don't Assume Employees Know Your Expectations

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 19, 2019

My mom often used to say to me, “I’m not a mind reader. You have to talk to me. You may think I know what you’re thinking, but I don’t.” The same is true for your employees—they can’t read your minds, which means you have to communicate with them.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

The Importance of Having a Strong Company Purpose

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Aug 12, 2019

There’s no question that a sense of purpose and a clear vision are taking on greater importance in the workforce today.

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Tags: Employee Engagement, Leadership Communication

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

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

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

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