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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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Weekly Round-Up: Driving Team Productivity Now & After Crisis, Putting the Human in HR, Leadership Actions Towards Racial Justice, Writing Effective Speeches

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jul 31, 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 this new normal with their teams. 

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

  • The 2 Factors That Drive Powerful and Productive Team Conversations
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading with Trust

    Drive powerful and productive team conversations by finding the balance between these 2 factors: candor and curiosity.

    It’s ok, you can admit it. We’ve all been there. Working in teams can be incredibly frustrating. Whether it was in school, work, or a community organization, you’ve probably had a dysfunctional team experience. It’s that team who can never seem to productively discuss challenging topics. Either they avoid the conversation completely and pretend the issue doesn’t exist, or when someone does get the courage to raise the topic, the discussion becomes heated and spirals out of control...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Leadership During Uncertain Times, 6 Trends Changing Leaders, Creating a D&I Strategy, and Building & Managing Remote Teams & Workers

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jul 24, 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 this new normal with their teams. 

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

  • Arianna Huffington and Julia Gillard on Leadership During Uncertain Times
    By CEO Magazine (@TheCEOMagazineG)

    Two leaders share why the pandemic is an important way to reset the world and describe their visions for the future of work.

    Arianna Huffington and Julia Gillard have come together to share how they’re coping during the pandemic, hoping to uplift and inspire others. The Thrive Founder and CEO and Australia’s first female prime minister engaged in a heartwarming discussion about the importance of optimism and empathy during these testing times. “We have to use this time as a catalyst for building a world that’s better, fairer and more compassionate than the world we are leaving behind,” Arianna said...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Building Trust During Change, Executing a Winning Strategy with Internal Comms, CEO Comms Blunders & Learnings, Tips for Leading Remote Teams

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jul 17, 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 this new normal with their teams. 

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

  • 6 Ways Leaders Build Trust During Change
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading with Trust

    Randy Conley, Vice President & Trust Practice Leader for The Ken Blanchard Companies, provides six specific steps leaders can take to build trust during organizational change.

    Death and taxes have traditionally been viewed as the two guarantees in life, but I think a third item has officially made the list: change. The pace of change accelerates with each passing, day, month, and year. The exponential growth of technology has enabled new products, services, and businesses to rise to prominence in short order, and has caused others to become obsolete just as quickly...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 6 Ways Humility Makes Better Leaders, Wisdom From PRSA Chief, Inspiring Empathetic Leadership and More Leadership Tips & Insights

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best leadership and communication blog posts I've seen recently. As we move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic and social crises, we wanted to share a few of the most thoughtful and compelling resources to help you respond courageously and compassionately as leaders, and take positive action as an organization.

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

  • 6 Ways Humility Can Make You A Better Leader
    By Gwen Moran (@gwenmoran via @FastCompany), Fast Company

    Leaders who are humble and admit mistakes outshine others. Use humility to be more effective as a leader in these six ways.

    When we think of traits leaders typically exhibit, many come to mind–including strength, charisma, enthusiasm, and vision. One important component is often overlooked: humility...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Advancing Racial Equity, Inclusivity While Working Virtually, The CEO's Biggest Awakening, Leadership Transparency

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best leadership and communication blog posts I've seen recently. As we move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic and social crises, we wanted to share a few of the most thoughtful and compelling resources to help you respond courageously and compassionately as leaders, and take positive action as an organization.

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

  • 10 Commitments PR Firms Can Make To Advance Racial Equity
    By Arun Sudhaman and Aarti Shah (@ArunSudhaman and @aartishah via @Provoke_News), PRovoke (formerly The Holmes Report)

    10 commitments: A call for the PR industry to be serious in their help to dismantle systemic racism. 

    As our reporting has revealed, the industry has made measurable progress in addressing its gender imbalance at senior levels. But, if the PR industry is truly serious about advancing racial equity, then there are a number of commitments they need to make right now regarding their own businesses. With a hat-tip to Kramer and the Call for Change, and based on our conversations over the years with a range of executives, here are 10...”
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