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

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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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  • Use Internal Communications to Execute a Winning Strategy
    By Chris Musser and Gerard Taboada via Gallup (@GallupWorkplace and @Gallup)

    Gallup identified six primary reasons that organizations communicate with their internal stakeholders that leaders should leverage to create strategic alignment across their organization.

    Are your organization's internal communications achieving their intended purpose? If you are like most leaders, the answer is no. Gallup data show that only 13% of employees strongly agree the leadership of their organization communicates effectively with the rest of the organization...”
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  • What You Can Learn From CEO Communication Blunders
    By Jeffrey Sonnenfeld (@JeffSonnenfeld via @ChiefExecGrp), Chief Executive

    The first stage of Covid-19 was a trial by fire for leaders, and not all got it right. Here are some key takeaways from Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean, leadership studies, and Lester Crown professor of leadership practice at Yale School of Management.

    Through this spring’s Covid-19 pandemic, I have celebrated models of great CEOs who filled a trust void with meaningful external messages—and I’ve also seen some blunders. Here’s a look at what’s working, what isn’t and what to do going forward...”
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  • 4 Tips for Leaders Who Switch to Remote Work Teams
    By Kevin Eikenberry (@KevinEikenberry via @JesseLynStoner), Seapoint Center

    Focus on outcomes instead of activity. Here are four things you can do today to clarify your expectations of your remote team members.

    One of the most common questions we hear from leaders who switch to remote work teams is, 'How do I know if people are working?' It’s an understandable question – you’ve just moved from a situation where you could walk around the office and see people actively working to a situation where your team members are working in their own homes, out of sight…”

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What were some of the best resources you’ve read this week?

David Grossman


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