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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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Weekly Round-Up: Crisis Leadership Psychology, What Internal Comms Actually Is, Crisis Support Resources, Your COVID-19 Leadership Legacy, 5 Tips for Effective Virtual Teams

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Apr 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. 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:

  • The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership
    By Gianpiero Petriglieri (@gpetriglieri and @HarvardBiz), Harvard Business Review

    When most people are asked what makes a good leader, vision is the common answer. In times of crisis, a type of holding is what we need. Find out what exactly that is and what it means for leaders.

    When a leader’s appeal rests on a vision alone, leadership is not whole. And the limitations of such visionary leadership become painfully obvious in times of crisis, uncertainty, or radical change. Take the coronavirus pandemic. No one had anything like it in their 'Vision 2020.' Crises always test visions, and most don’t survive. Because when there’s a fire in a factory, a sudden drop in revenues, a natural disaster, we don’t need a call to action. We are already motivated to move, but we often flail. What we need is a type of holding, so that we can move purposefully...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 5 Steps for Improving Remote Teams, Connecting in Virtual Meetings, Power of Collective Thinking, 5 Tips for Fostering Recognition for Remote Workers, Inclusion During COVID-19

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Apr 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. 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:

  • 5 Steps to Improve the Performance of Remote Teams
    By Kevin Gyolai (@KGyolai via @RaganComms), Ragan Communications

    This checklist of 5 steps to take today will help you navigate unchartered waters of communicating with a dispersed workforce.

    No doubt you are feeling the strain of COVID-19. The economic, social and political implications of the coronavirus are being felt by businesses everywhere. As much as anyone else, communications leaders are being forced to manage their teams in a new and stressful environment. Your organization will need to change the way it operates and communicates. You can’t afford miscommunications or missed deadlines. The good news is that there are models for you to build upon and examples for you to follow...”
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Weekly Round-Up: 4 Critical Employee Needs During COVID-19, Leadership Actions for Our New Normal, Leading Yourself During Crisis, Leadership Tips & Insights, Remote Work Challenges

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Apr 10, 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:

  • 4 Leadership Actions for Our New Normal
    By Terri Klass (@TerriKlass)

    The landscape of work has changed and what leaders could always depend on is no longer a sure thing. Get four leadership strategies to help get you through.

    At this time of uncertainty, there is nothing more normal than sharing a set of clear strategy and procedures for everyone. Whether you are an individual contributor or leading a team, keep everyone in the loop by rolling out what work direction you are moving. Be specific with your goals and explain why you are taking certain steps. Share any concerns in an organized way and try to offer solutions if possible. Now is the time to be as transparent as possible. Don’t forget to ask colleagues for their input and suggestions...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Be Kind, Key Communications During COVID-19, Impact of Coronavirus on HR, Legal Implications of COVID-19 for Communicators, Leading People Remotely

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Apr 03, 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:

  • Human connection bolsters the immune system. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be kind.
    By Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48 via @washingtonpost), The Washington Post

    One of the many cruelties of the COVID-19 outbreak: In a time when we most need the comfort of closeness, it forces us apart. But decades of research suggests that kinship, even from a distance, can be a powerful balm.

    But there is also hope in the data. Studies have revealed that human connection — something as simple as getting an offer of help from a stranger or looking at a picture of someone you love — can ease pain and reduce physical symptoms of stress. People who feel supported by their social networks are more likely to live longer. One experiment even found that people with many social ties are less susceptible to the common cold...”
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Weekly Round-Up: Crisis Leadership in Action, 2 Principles for Leading Through COVID-19, COVID Crisis Management Advice, Crisis Comms Tips & Techniques, Avoiding Communication Fatigue

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Mar 27, 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:

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Weekly Round-Up: 3 Crisis Management Lessons, How Businesses are Handling COVID-19, Diversity & Inclusion Insights, Communicating COVID-19 to Employees, Opportunity to Build Trust

Posted by David Grossman on Fri, Mar 20, 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 Lessons On Crisis Management From the COVID-19 Pandemic
    By Tanveer Naseer (@TanveerNaseer)

    3 important lessons for leaders everywhere on not just how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, but how they can better address any crisis through their leadership.

    The fundamental key to addressing a crisis is for leaders to not only be honest about the situation and what you’re going to do about it, but that you do so with clarity, humility and heart so as to remind people we’re in this together...”
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