No Cape Needed

The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate by Leaps and Bounds

In No Cape Needed, Grossman shares years of insights as an executive coach and communications strategist to help all leaders see how communication is truly a superpower in today's business and financial environment. Through this engaging book, you'll find the simplest, smartest, fastest steps to improve how you communicate by leaps and bounds.


"No Cape Needed uses captivating ideas, anecdotes, images, and infographics to give the reader new and deep wisdom about communicating with impact. What a delight to dive into a book about communication and have it be fresh, unique, and compelling -- as opposed to the generic stuff that fills so many me-too books about the topic. David Grossman has provided the kind of leadership book that I want to have on my coffee table for me to read again and again as well as in my office waiting room for clients to read – because it is fun, insightful, and every page is filled with enlightening ideas for leaders who want to communicate even more powerfully. To borrow from the Superman metaphor: Look, up in the sky, and everywhere books are sold, it's a leadership communication book that is finally worth reading!"

--Andrew Neitlich, Director, Center for Executive Coaching and co-author, Guerrilla Marketing for a Bulletproof Career

"A rare business book that combines tremendous knowledge and insight with an incredibly easy-to-read and approachable style. You'll find yourself turning to it again and again for practical advice on how to communicate better and inspire your workforce."

--Mark Costa, Chairman and CEO, Eastman Chemical Company

"This is an era where the human element in business separates the good from the great. David's No Cape Needed shows us how to communicate in a more human way bringing people together and satisfying our innate needs to connect and be heard. This is a book for all people at all levels in any organization."

--Shawn Murphy, author, The Optimistic Workplace

“David Grossman is the caped crusader of workplace communication. And he wants to share his superpower. This gem of a book is full of practical tips and is brilliantly written and designed. David shows you how you too can show up and have the sun shine at your workplace - all through how you communicate. A must read!”

--Michelle Pizer, Executive Coach, Organisational and Counselling Psychologist

“Simple, smart and fast—that’s exactly how this book delivers what leaders need to know to improve performance at their organizations. Strong communication is the lifeblood of effective execution, and David cuts to the chase with insightful, pragmatic roadmaps for leaders.”

--Teresa Paulsen, Vice President, Communication & External Relations, ConAgra Foods

“What an excellent book for leaders looking for practical tips on how to inspire and motivate a workforce. The challenge in our business world is defining the differences between being a boss and being a leader.  No Cape Needed sets the vision of what leadership can and should be.  This book is a fantastic resource for leaders who really want to move their businesses forward. I highly recommend it.”

--Dan Costello, President of Home Run Inn Restaurant Group and President of the Chicagoland chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.

“David Grossman taps into his own superpower to clearly and effectively inspire leaders to reach beyond what they know, with actionable suggestions for developing and practicing new ways of communicating. David reminds us that it is not the cape, crown or title that makes a strong leader, but rather trusting, inspiring and empowering others that will lead us to success in communication, leadership and life.”

--Jennie P. McConagha, Chief of Staff & Vice President, Operational Communications, MedStar Health

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About David Grossman

David Grossman, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA helps leaders drive productivity and get the results they want through authentic and courageous leadership communication. He’s a sought-after speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 leaders. A three-time author, David is CEO of The Grossman Group, an award-winning Chicago-based strategic leadership development and internal communication consultancy; clients include: DuPont Pioneer, Eastman Chemical Company, Lockheed Martin, McDonald’s, Motel 6 and Tyco, to name a few.

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