award-winning leadership and communication expert David Grossman has helped scores of leaders become great leader communicators who drive impressive results for their organizations.
the global pandemic and mounting racial unrest of 2020 handed leaders one of their biggest challenges yet, with a level of social and economic tumult not seen in more than a century.
many leaders rose to the occasion, often by drawing not just from experience and wise counsel, but from being human as they led – what Grossman calls Heart First leadership. In Heart First, Grossman explores the many aspects of being more authentic in leadership and how that can profoundly inspire a team and move them to achieve remarkable things, especially in times of change or crisis.
also features interviews with CEOs and guest columns from senior leaders inside a variety of organizations, each of whom share extraordinarily candid insights and unique lessons learned from a year that changed everything.
Heart First sums up what David Grossman believes is the key to inspired – and effective – leadership. Now more than ever, leaders play a pivotal role in connecting, calming and inspiring their teams. A big part of that is leading with Heart First.
Many leaders said the key to effective leadership boiled down to leading with greater empathy and understanding, which naturally involves being a better listener. However, there were many other sub-themes, which are detailed in the following chapters:
David’s message here is that change is constant in leadership, now more than ever. This can be especially challenging for leaders who are now required to respond and evolve at a faster pace than ever before. The book offers practical insights and guidance to help leaders understand what they can do on a daily basis to navigate this type of business environment. The many leaders he interviewed from various industries were also candid in their advice on this topic.
Employees and leaders at every level of experience – from those aspiring to be leaders on up to the CEO – will find real value in Heart First. The insights from David as well as a variety of leaders in a range of prominent positions will help anyone who wants to excel at inspiring and motivating themselves and their teams to achieve great things.
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Heart First isn’t your typical business book in content – or design. It’s best consumed in its condensed, easy-to-read paperback format.
The Grossman Group has worked with companies and organizations of all types and sizes, including Abbott, Amsted, Form Technologies, Hillrom, KeHE, Lockheed Martin, Novartis, SC Johnson, Southern New Hampshire University and Tecomet, among hundreds of others. Twice-named Boutique Agency of the Year by PRWeek and Employee Communication Agency of the Year by PRvoke (formerly The Holmes Report), The Grossman Group’s work has won all the “Oscars” of communication. Prior to founding The Grossman Group in 2000, David was the director of communications for McDonalds.