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Weekly Round-Up: Leadership Behaviors & Skills for the New Normal, HR Focus Areas for 2021, Leadership Tips & Insights, Internal Comms Trends for 2021

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Dec 04, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • Leadership Behaviors During the New Normal: Envision and Engage
    By Robert A. McDonald (@Bob_McDonald75 via @SmartBrief and @SBLeaders), SmartBrief

    Retired Procter & Gamble Co. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. McDonald, explains how and why leaders need to make a deliberate plan to engage more so now than ever before.

    While the purpose and values of an organization don’t frequently change in this world and, in fact, are often the antidote, the behaviors of leadership should change. One of the biggest challenges in the current environment is the social distance required to ensure safety in the coronavirus era. This distance makes leadership more difficult. I remember in 1991 when I was living in Manila and leading Procter & Gamble's business in the Philippines, I was also tasked with leading P&G’s Hair Care business throughout Asia...”
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Weekly Round-Up: The Power of 3 Words, Companies Getting Transformation Right, Leading During COVID-19, and a Simple Tip for CEOs

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past couple weeks. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • Irv Grousbeck: The Power of “I Don’t Know”
    By Bill Snyder (@BSnyderSF via @StanfordGSB), Stanford Business

    As a C-suite executive, you might think you always have to have the answers, but thinking that way can be a mistake. H. Irving Grousbeck, an adjunct professor of management at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the cofounder of Continental Cablevision, explains why.

    If you’re a top-level business manager, admitting that you don’t know something can be difficult. After all, anyone who has clambered to the top of the corporate food chain is expected to exude certainty and self-confidence. In short, you’re supposed to be the person with all the answers...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 3 Advantages of a Remote Workforce, 3 Steps to Get a 2021 IC Budget, Company Culture Insights, How to Hit Your Innovation Sweet Spot, Avoid Getting Diversity Wrong

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past couple weeks. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • 3 Surprising Advantages of a Remote-First Workforce
    By Lindsay Kohler via Forbes (@Forbes)

    These advantages from transitioning to a remote work environment from behavioral scientist, Lindsay Kohler, may surprise you.

    Recognizing that Covid-19 has opened up our eyes to the fact that remote working works en masse, and also recognizing that the pandemic won't last forever, what advantages could there be to transitioning to a policy that assumes the workforce will all be remote where possible, versus office-based?...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 2020 Culture Champions, Bolster Your Bottom Line, 14 Best Change Management Articles, Leadership Insights & Tips, Ensure Your Employees Feel Valued

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best leadership and communication blog posts I've seen recently. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • Culture 500: Introducing the 2020 Culture Champions
    By Donald Sull and Charles Sull (@CultureXInsight via @mitsmr), MITSloan Management Review

    A recent analysis of companies by MITSloan Management Review and Glassdoor using the Culture 500 Methodology, created by Donald Sull and Charles Sull, reveals a set of 21 organizations that lead their industries when it comes to cultural excellence.

    The Culture 500 measures and compares more than 500 U.S. companies across nine cultural dimensions, by narrowing in on employee data to examine what makes company culture distinctive and effective. The interactive index allows us to see how companies perform across the cultural values that matter most to employees, such as respect, collaboration, and diversity...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 9 Team Collaboration Mistakes, 7 Group Decision-Making Strategies, Microsoft Teams New Features, Communicating Corporate Purpose, Leadership Approach in Times of Crisis

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Oct 02, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • 9 Mistakes That Sabotage Collaboration and Destroy Trust
    By Karin Hurt and David Dye (@LetsGrowLeaders and @davidmdye), Let's Grow Leaders

    Talking about these common problems can help you find a better path forward to more effective and productive teamwork and take everyone’s performance to the next level.

    You’re working hard and want to win. So do your co-workers. You think, 'we’re all on the same team, so why does everything we do seem to sabotage collaboration?' Ironically, it’s usually the well-meaning, high-achievers that inadvertently sabotage collaboration. When you’re that focused on winning, it’s tough to remember that the competition isn’t in the guy in the left Zoom window, it’s mediocrity...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Lessons for Communicators, Considerations for Returning to the Workplace, Innovation & Imagination Insights, Business Strategy Approaches, Leadership Inspiration

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • Lessons From the Front Line: What Communicators Can Learn From the Unrest in Minneapolis
    By Paul Omodt, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, MBC, SCMP (@PGOmodt via @IABC), IABC

    Paul Omodt and his team of communicators offered a plan and recommendations to the Minnesota governor's office after he noticed a lack of communication from the local and state levels in the days following George Floyd's death. Their plan laid out 10 simple concepts in crisis communication.

    The eyes of the world turned to Minneapolis on Monday, 25 May 2020, and witnessed the shocking murder of George Floyd. This was not the first time the ugly face of racism and a city’s inability to address a systematic problem appeared. What followed were days of large and mostly respectful and peaceful protests, as well as riotous behavior that saw hundreds of Minneapolis buildings burned and destroyed. As a Minneapolis native, those first few days and nights after George Floyd’s murder were a mix of emotions ranging from anger to sadness to disillusionment. And from my perspective, as a communication professional, Minneapolis and the Minnesota state government needed to make significant improvements in communicating direction, management or strategy in the days after Floyd’s death...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Thinking Differently, How 6 Companies are Handling Flexible Working, 3 Ways to Ensure D&I Efforts Last, Leadership Tips & Insights, How to Brainstorm Remotely

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Sep 04, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • How to Think Differently About Leading and Managing
    By Art Petty (@artpetty via @SmartBrief), SmartBrief

    Think differently about leading and managing with these ideas to help when it comes to solving new problems in new ways.

    It wasn't long ago when the phrase 'think differently' evoked images of an Apple advertising campaign or the call to action from the cool kids in our corporate and startup playgrounds telling us how to innovate, to cope with the change that was going to disrupt everything. Oh, for the good old days when all we had to do was think and talk about thinking differently. It's incredible how a crisis turns squishy, abstract concepts into quick-setting concrete...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Communication Skills & Techniques for Teams & Leaders, Why Asking for Input Helps You Lead Better, 10 Crisis Comms Steps When You Don't Have a Plan

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • Four Skills That Revolutionize Team Communication
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley via @leadchangegroup), Lead Change

    Teams that can master the "sweet spot" of conversation are more productive and innovative. Find out what that is and how to get there.

    Conversational capacity is the ability to have open, balanced, non-defensive dialogue about tough subjects and in challenging circumstances. Teams that have a high conversational capacity know how to stay in the “sweet spot.” The sweet spot is where candor and curiosity are in balance. Dialogue flows freely, people share their input willingly and listen to the feedback of others without judgment. Good work happens in the sweet spot...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 3 Lessons in Mental Toughness, Supporting Employees During COVID-19, Test of Leadership, Creating a Crisis Communications Strategy

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • 3 Powerful, Mental Toughness Lessons I Learned From Genius, John Nash
    By Tony Ewing via Forbes (@Forbes)

    Former student to John Nash, Tony Ewing provides 3 mental strengthening habits Nash cultivated that were fundamental to his transformation.

    If you've seen the movie, "A Beautiful Mind," you'll know John Nash was the Princeton genius who received the Nobel Prize for founding non-cooperative, Game Theory. What you might not know is, by Nash's reckoning, several tools of mental toughness were instrumental in his winning his life-long battle with schizophrenia...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Creating a Culture of Kindness & Empathy, Skills for Leading Through a Pandemic, Taking Action to Advance Equality and 13 Research-Backed Actions to Communicate Effectively

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice, I'm continuing to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate these challenges with their teams. 

This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs:

  • 4 Ways to Create a Culture of Kindness and Empathy
    By Shira Miller (@theshiramiller via @RaganComms), Ragan Communications

    Research has shown that kindness can create a competitive business advantage. Here are four ways to create a kinder workplace.

    Recognize the inspirational power of virtue, encourage and reward unselfish behavior, and make decency a prerequisite for leadership. We could all use a huge dose of kindness, grace and understanding right now. Displaying these admirable qualities isn’t just the right thing to do, or a nice “add-on” when you can find it at work...”
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