Most Recent Articles on Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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

Connect the Dots: Without Context, There’s No Meaning

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Feb 03, 2021

Every employee comes into the workplace with his or her own context. It’s a mix of our upbringing, culture, religion, memories, and experiences, along with our other cues and clues from the individual communicating the message. Context influences how we interpret information. It’s the glasses through which we look at and understand the world. For example, without context, our business plan is simply words on a page with little if any meaning. 

A Leader’s Role 

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

5 Ways to Bring Your Strategy to Life

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Feb 01, 2021

You might have the most compelling vision for your organization, but if you can't get it out of your head and get others to see it and believe in it, it might as well not even exist.

Here are 5 ways to bring your strategy to life:

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Tags: Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

10 Most-Read Blogs on Leadership & Communication in Q4 2020

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Jan 11, 2021

As we continue to adjust and reinvent how we lead and communicate as we kick off 2021, we want to continue to take a look at what content has resonated most among our readers. In case you missed any posts, here’s the top content others found most helpful in Q4.

10 Most-Read Blogs in Q4 2020

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Tags: Leadership Communication, Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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

8 Reflections as We Head (Thank Goodness!) into 2021

Posted by David Grossman on Mon, Nov 30, 2020

With Thanksgiving behind us, and the winter holidays ahead, I’m reminded that we’re approaching 2021 – a year that couldn’t come fast enough for many of us. We’ve come a long way in the past months, and leaders, communicators and employees have flexed, stepped up to the challenges, and have shown great strength as we settle into our “new better,” as one of my colleagues says in her classically optimistic way.

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Tags: 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

The Benefits of Delegation and Why Most Leaders Under-Delegate

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Oct 07, 2020

Mangers and leaders are often reluctant to delegate as many believe in the old adage that says, “If you want something done right, you must do it yourself.” Although this may be true in a handful of cases, a core component of leadership is getting work done through others.

Reasons Why Leaders Under-Delegate

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8 Steps to Active Listening

Posted by David Grossman on Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Leaders inspire their teams by showing they care. One of the most important ways leadercommunicators show they care is to listen—truly listen—to what people have to say. (There’s a reason we have two ears and one mouth.)

When managers make an effort to listen to employees, they see the benefits in terms of engagement and positive relationships, which moves an organization toward success.

It's not only about inviting employee input. It’s also about proving you value that input by taking action on it.

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Tags: Internal Communication, Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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