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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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Weekly Round-Up: How Leaders Can Honor Juneteenth & Beyond, Building Diverse Teams, Leading Through Crisis & Uncertainty

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jun 19, 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:

  • Beyond Juneteenth: Corporate Leaders Must Pave a Path to Economic Justice
    By Ryan Williams via Fortune (@FortuneMagazine)

    Cadre CEO, Ryan Williams, shares his personal history and uses his voice to make and inspire sustained change.

    Juneteenth takes on a special meaning this year as calls for justice have intensified in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by a police officer who has since been charged with murder. I have spent most of my professional career staying relatively quiet about how race has impacted my life, because it is a deeply personal topic. But in the past few weeks, I’ve realized that my role provides me a platform to share my experiences, personalize the pain witnessed by so many, and be a voice for change...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Tackling Racial Injustice at Work, Tips for Returning to Work and Listening Effectively in Remote Meetings

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent 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:

  • Leadership: The Antidote to Racial Injustice
    By Alaina Love (@workwithpassion via @SmartBrief and @SBLeaders), SmartBrief

    Get 5 steps you can implement right away to address racial injustice and improve I&D within your organization.

    What’s the playbook for leaders who are navigating these issues with their teams? There isn’t one. Addressing racial injustice and improving inclusion and diversity in your organization are about more than a prescriptive playbook; what's required is a sustained mindset shift that leads to real change...”
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Weekly Round-Up: How to Check In On Employees, CEO Statements and Ideas for Taking Action As An Organization

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Jun 05, 2020

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best leadership and communication resources from this week. As we all sort through the recent civil unrest and pandemic, we wanted to share a few of the most thoughtful and compelling resources to help you respond courageously and compassionately as leaders, check in with your employees, especially those of color, and take positive action as an organization. We think you’ll find these articles especially relevant, thought-provoking and inspiring.

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

  • Check in on Your Black Employees, Now
    By Tonya Russell (@thetonyarussell via @nytopinion), The New York Times

    It is crucial for employers to check in with their employees and acknowledge the news events of the past few weeks. They should encourage self-care, whatever that may mean to the individuals, and make clear there will be no penalties for those who may need to take a mental health day or temporarily take on a lighter workload...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 10 Best Practices for Virtual Presentations, 5 Ways to Combat WFH Burnout, Chicago's New Normal, Comms in Times of Chaos, Adapt with a Paradox Mindset

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, May 29, 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. Typically, as you might have noticed, I tend to cover broad topics. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19, I'm going 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:

  • 10 Best Practices for Acing Virtual Presentations
    By Valerie Di Maria (@ValerieDiMaria via @RaganComms), Ragan Communications

    Simple and direct tips for giving presentations under quarantine circumstances. Great building blocks for success in front of a virtual audience.

    In this uncertain season, communication with employees and customers is crucial to help address concerns, inform and engage. Be mindful of these guidelines to make the most of video chats...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Risks in Working From Home Forever, Comms When Returning to the Office, Leadership Tips for Resiliency & Change, Maintaining Trust in a Crisis, 7 Mistakes Managing Remote Teams

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, May 22, 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. Typically, as you might have noticed, I tend to cover broad topics. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19, I'm going 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:

  • How to Communicate When Your Workforce Returns to the Office
    By Michael DesRochers via Ragan Communications (@RaganComms)

    Be prepared to evolve your culture, consistently collect feedback, and remember that how you act now will profoundly influence employees’ perception of your company.

    However, this isn’t a “welcome back, now get back to work” situation, and the communication will need to be more than just sending an email blast with instructions on returning properly. It’s more nuanced and will require more empathy than a set of instructions. Here’s what you should keep in mind when preparing to bring the team back to the office...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 3 Important Things to Contemplate, Building Agility in Your Organization, 5 Questions for a Winning Strategy, A Question for Leaders, Managing Time with Remote Workers

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, May 15, 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. Typically, as you might have noticed, I tend to cover broad topics. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19, I'm going 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:

  • 3 Important Things to Contemplate During These Uncertain Times
    By Randy Conley (@RandyConley), Leading with Trust

    Some of you might have some extra free time during all of this. Make the best of it with some immensely valuable contemplation and reflection by considering these 3 topics.

    Before the current pandemic, how often did you take half an hour to just think about things? How often did you reflect on changes to your lifestyle? New experiences? New dynamics in your life or in the wider world around you? Generally speaking, it’s difficult if not impossible for many of us to fit this time into our day-to-day routine...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 7 Critical Leadership Traits for Post COVID-19, Employee Questions for HR, 4 Positive Influence Leadership Styles, Leadership Tips & Insights, Planning Past the Crisis

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, May 08, 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. Typically, as you might have noticed, I tend to cover broad topics. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19, I'm going 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:

  • 7 Leadership Traits For The Post COVID-19 Workplace
    By Dana Brownlee via Forbes (@Forbes)

    These aren’t the only traits that matter for leaders during this pandemic, but are seven critical ones.

    If this pandemic experience has taught us anything, it’s that leadership matters and for many organizations facing decidedly fragile futures, it may matter now more than ever as the country tries to emerge from forced hibernation and rebuild a broken economy. Throughout this tragedy, we’ve witnessed certain leadership traits and approaches that may have made the difference between life and death. Similarly, our organizations will require distinct leadership traits to restore and revive stressed and flailing supply chains, product lines, even entire industries...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 9 Areas to Focus on Post COVID-19, 11 Tactics to Stay Connected, Fighting Video Conference Fatigue, Planning for Bringing Employees Back to Work, Communicating While Remote

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, May 01, 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. Typically, as you might have noticed, I tend to cover broad topics. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19, I'm going 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:

  • Beyond COVID-19: Employer communications guidance for what's next
    By Hinda Mitchell (@hindamitchell via @SmartBrief and @SBLeaders), SmartBrief

    The recovery and return to some sense of normalcy will take time and effort. Getting through it will require focused attention in these nine areas.

    While it's hard to envision the end of the COVID-19 disruption, there are some things smart employers can be doing now to prepare for the reopening of offices, businesses and, indeed, our entire economy. Business owners, managers and HR professionals alike have been tested over the past month or two, and the road ahead is paved with challenges...”
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