Category Archives: Predictable Promotion

Key Leadership Strategies to Deploy Upon Promotion
08 Aug 2017

Key Leadership Strategies to Deploy Upon Promotion

I’m sure you have observed how, at times, someone succeeds at winning a promotion, but then struggles in that position and fails to lead with influence. The strategies that worked in their former position aren’t effective, or the team dynamics lack synergy. They may hunker down in their office, unable to shoulder the new responsibility, […]

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4 Tips to Instantly Boost Leadership Attitude
13 Jun 2017

4 Tips to Instantly Boost Leadership Attitude

The great leaders I’ve admired, known, or coached all practice four mindset techniques every day, until the are second nature and part of their executive DNA. I use the acronym MIND to help you remember these strategies so you, too, can implement them and benefit from them.   #1 MONITOR Effective leaders constantly monitor their […]

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Was Your Last Leadership Promotion Actually Your Final Career Opportunity
21 Mar 2017

Was Your Last Leadership Promotion Actually Your Final Career Opportunity

The higher you rise in the ranks, the faster life comes at you…and the quicker it can pass you by. I have seen lots of leaders who awaited their big promotion for years. Then they got it, sure they were in the fast lane to bigger and better responsibilities. But before they had even taken […]

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Choose An Experienced Coach to Wisely & Quickly Boost Your Leadership
26 Jul 2016

Choose An Experienced Coach to Wisely & Quickly Boost Your Leadership

Many of today’s organizations value coaching enough to designate someone, usually from HR, as an internal coach for the employees. Those folks can be a great resource when you want to get some feedback and tweak your leadership approach. But despite having outstanding HR department personnel, many leading Fortune 500 companies still reach out to […]

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Today’s Top Leadership: How to Accelerate to New Heights
06 Oct 2015

Today’s Top Leadership: How to Accelerate to New Heights

  Listen to the podcast     Skill development is a huge area of opportunity. Just as organizations profit by promoting talent from within, you as an individual leader can reap tremendous rewards when you invest in developing your leadership from the inside. The main reason leaders aren’t moving ahead is their lack of executive […]

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21 Jul 2015

Need Effective Communication Tips to Sell Valuable Unbaked Ideas?

We all can use proven tips for selling our ideas that are not yet fully formulated. Here are few that can help you succeed in persuading others to buy into your proposals, despite a lack of preparation and the need to serve them up before they are fully cooked. Don’t just stand up and give […]

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23 Jun 2015

Do You Communicate to Lead?

During your professional career you have probably managed a tremendous amount of communication, whether on the phone, by email, or when asked to make a convincing presentation. But once you attain a certain level of leadership, that responsibility demands a whole new set of communication skills. If you are wondering why you haven’t been recognized […]

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09 Jun 2015

Leaders: Are You Ready to Rapidly Advance?

  The Illustra tagline is “Advancing Leaders in Record Time.” We selected it because I love to work with people who are ready to advance and increase their own success. Those are my ideal clients. They yearn to learn, stretch, and accelerate way beyond their status quo and into the thrilling growth environment that always […]

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Positive Mindset for Phenomenal Leadership Results
14 Apr 2015

Positive Mindset for Phenomenal Leadership Results

  Listen to the podcast       Recently I had the honor of meeting Dr. Martin Seligman, author of Learned Optimism. He was speaking on his unique concept of psychological well-being, which he refers to by the acronym PERMA. The PERMA model he developed identifies five of the most essential elements of mindset and […]

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Utilize 3 Keys to Predictable Promotion™
31 Mar 2015

Utilize 3 Keys to Predictable Promotion™

  Listen to the podcast   Here are three incredible keys to career acceleration that we should all keep in the forefront of our vision and in the daily toolkit of our executive presence development. #1 PERSPECTIVE I love when I’m working with a client and gain insight into how they think and how they […]

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