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

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

Leadership Communication Drives Organizational Transformation – Guest Blogger Robert Ford

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 22, 2019

It often seems there is an invisible rubber band tethering a person to their past, to what we know to be safe and familiar. If you have studied Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs or think about your own experiences, you will recognize this human trait. For purposes of this blog, let me call this the personal elasticity of change.  

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communicating Change

Face-To-Face Communication: 6 Reasons to Lead in Person

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Apr 15, 2019

We all know how technology enables communication – email, voicemail, text message, instant message, Twitter . . . the list goes on. There are more than enough ways to communicate, and too often they add up to message overload for employees.

That’s why when something is important, nothing compares to face-to-face communication. When a leader needs to inspire people—or move them to action—the best way to do it is to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what they need to know.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Face-to-Face Communication, Communication Skills, Feedback/Trust

20 Leadership Blogs You Should Be Reading (2019 Update)

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Mar 04, 2019

What does it take to help leaders communicate and lead more effectively? Even the most personable and engaging leaders can benefit from new leadership tips.

Leadership roles change every day and leaders need to grow and improve with them. Here are 20 leadership blogs (listed in alphabetical order), similar to this one, that I like to check in with on a regular basis.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

A 4-Part Method for Better Leadership Communication

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Feb 11, 2019

Communication skills are critical to being an effective leader, but they are seldom the reason people are promoted to leadership positions. Even the most personable and engaging leaders can benefit from knowing more about how to strategically use communications to advance their ideas or align their people around a common goal and drive them to action on behalf of the business.

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communication Skills

How to Ensure Alignment with Your Team

Posted by David Grossman on Mon,Jan 21, 2019

There’s a bobblehead for everything these days: superheroes, athletes, celebrities, politicians and my new favorite—our Founding Fathers. Nothing says independence like a head-bobbing John Adams.

You know the meeting. Everyone nods in agreement during the meeting, and then leaves the room and does whatever they want. The senior-most leader leaves the meeting thinking, “Great, everyone’s on board and moving full speed ahead.”

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Communication Skills

Leaders Take Note! Stories Matter More Than You Might Think

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Oct 09, 2018

This was an Oprah-like Ah-ha! Moment. One of those times where a light bulb clearly goes on.

Two senior leaders I’ve been working with recently have realized the power of storytelling, and especially with those stories that help others get to know them better.

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Tags: Leadership Communication

6 Real-Life Examples of How Senior Managers Lead by Example

Posted by David Grossman on Wed,Sep 26, 2018

When it comes to manager and leadership communication, I’m often asked for examples of how senior managers who lead by example have made an impact on the success of programs.

My answer is always that savvy leaders know the importance of leading by example. They know themselves and have an understanding of how others see them and realize that their people are watching not only what they say, but what they do.

Here are 6 real-life examples of senior managers casting the right shadow: 

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

Taking A Message Forward When You Disagree

Posted by David Grossman on Tue,Jul 17, 2018

When we plan and are purposeful, it can be relatively easy to communicate topics we support and care about. But how do you deliver messages that you don’t support or agree with?

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Tags: Leadership Communication

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