Category Archives: Communication

Do You Exude a Confident Executive Presence?
28 Nov 2017

Do You Exude a Confident Executive Presence?

Today, as organizations build talent for the future via the organizational talent pipeline, they need to ensure the development of executive presence. Why? Because as people move into higher-level positions as senior execs, they become the face of your organization. They shape your corporate DNA. They are also under extreme pressure like they’ve never before […]

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Is Your Organization Weinstein-Proof?
07 Nov 2017

Is Your Organization Weinstein-Proof?

A few weeks ago Hollywood was rocked by revelations of Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual misconduct…including alleged rape. The powerful Weinstein Group saw its brand value and legendary reputation plummet overnight. Now the list of people accused across multiple industries is growing day by day. The Wall Street Journal just reported that Fidelity Investments, one of […]

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Engage Employees to Dramatically Boost Performance, Productivity, and Profits
24 Oct 2017

Engage Employees to Dramatically Boost Performance, Productivity, and Profits

Employee engagement has weakened dramatically, and a Gallup survey found that two-thirds of the workforce is inadequately engaged. That startling lack of engagement costs businesses in the U.S. between five and six billion dollars a year in lost productivity. So what’s the solution? The word “engage” can be traced back in history to a French […]

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Leadership Tips to Profitably Influence Stakeholders
26 Sep 2017

Leadership Tips to Profitably Influence Stakeholders

Do you and your executive leaders know how to consistently influence key stakeholders with convincing, persuasive impact? Recently, leading organizations have called me to ask for help in this specific area. They realize how critical it is for them to  improve their stakeholder management. Doing so strengthens your corporate DNA and can have a significantly […]

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Leadership Tips: Agree to Disagree
12 Sep 2017

Leadership Tips: Agree to Disagree

Disagreements between family members, colleagues, teammates, and even senior executives are only human. But the way many disagreements unfold is unpleasant and unproductive. That’s why many people shy away from really speaking up when they should. Disagreements are oftentimes healthy and informative, and discussing an issue from differing perspectives can strengthen our bonds of inclusive […]

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Exert Visionary Communication Leadership
22 Aug 2017

Exert Visionary Communication Leadership

It’s not the deck of dozens of catchy PowerPoint slides that makes you more qualified than the next person…it’s your original thought leadership. Whether it’s to an audience of one or one thousand people, you are expected to consistently engage and inspire, while you predictably persuade people to say “yes.” That’s when you know your […]

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Strategic Leadership Lessons from Beyond
25 Jul 2017

Strategic Leadership Lessons from Beyond

Last fall I was offered a wonderful opportunity to provide leadership training in Tokyo. But I also decided to take some time off and spend three glorious weeks touring Japan. Here are a few leadership insights gathered along my journey through this ancient, tranquil land. Japan has so much to teach and share, including keen […]

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4 Secrets Every Leader Needs to Influence their Boss When Communicating Up
11 Jul 2017

4 Secrets Every Leader Needs to Influence their Boss When Communicating Up

I have never believed that you need a title or position of authority to manage and influence your boss. You just need to be a thought leader who can be trusted. Great leaders don’t want “yes” people. They want confidential advisors and insightful partners who will help them to think differently and challenge, not reinforce, […]

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Dramatically Boost Executive Leadership Presence
14 Mar 2017

Dramatically Boost Executive Leadership Presence

All leaders want to improve their executive presence skills…and that is what their companies want, too. From my experience, speaking almost daily to senior decision makers, I know that boosting your executive presence can completely overhaul your career…and open doors for you all the way to the top. Executive presence, when it is genuine, makes […]

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Leadership Presence Keys to Supercharge Your Career
23 Feb 2017

Leadership Presence Keys to Supercharge Your Career

I have spent my entire career coaching, consulting, and speaking in order to enhance the value of leaders through intentional cultivation of their executive presence. Even before “EP” became a buzzword, I had helped hundreds of leaders leverage it for greater success. But many consultants focus only one or two elements of executive presence, which […]

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