Leadership Tips: Agree to Disagree
12 Sep

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

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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Are You Ready to Innovate?
27 Sep

Are You Ready to Innovate?

Managing company relationships up, down, and across the organizational grid is fundamental to the success of driving innovation. Innovation needs to be viewed not in an isolated way but as a collaborative mindset and culture. Those who want to inspire it need to exhibit thought leadership coupled with savvy communication skills. While bringing others aboard […]

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Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!
09 Feb

Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!

As a corporate consultant and coach, I work with people in diverse industries around the people-oriented leadership skills than can make them exponentially more effective in their roles. A toolkit of soft skills tailored to the demands of today’s top leaders and companies can be invaluable. That’s true whether you use them to communicate with […]

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20 Jan

High Performance Leadership Feedback Fuel

Today’s leaders are hired not just to manage people but to coach them and develop their potential. If you can’t do that you probably won’t be promoted. Here’s a case in point: Forward-thinking companies like General Electric and Microsoft are moving away from annual performance reviews. For one thing, they’ve figured out that for feedback […]

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12 Jan

Top Tips to Dramatically Boost Executive Leadership Presentations

During my tenure as a senior level Fortune 100 executive for Macy’s Inc. I was always giving presentations to the C-suite – and developed my own set of executive summary techniques and strategies. These high-level, short presentations can really put you on the spot and under intense pressure and scrutiny. There is a lot at […]

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08 Dec

Conscious Communication to Boost Your Leadership

Years ago, when I started my executive coaching practice, one of my first clients was a picture of negativity. Every time we talked he expressed his lack of esteem and fatalistic attitude. I tried to convince him to reframe his outlook and use more positive language in his leadership communication, but he wouldn’t budge. Sure […]

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15 Sep

Boost Your Leadership Through Dynamic Speaking

Your executive presence is on full display whenever you stand up to make a presentation. That’s true whether it’s to a small group around a conference table, an industry-wide audience of thousands, or a presentation to the media that may be broadcast to millions of people. Executive presence commands attention and exudes energy. If you […]

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25 Aug

Listen Intently to Boost Your Team Leadership – Part 2

In Part I of this article I described some of the issues surrounding high-level communication and the need to be fully present as an active listener. Now I will share five valuable steps or tips that can elevate your communication to the next level and beyond, by ensuring that you possess C-suite listening skills. I […]

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11 Aug

Listen Intently to Boost Your Team Leadership – Part 1

Excellent communication in your professional life is a powerful asset. Through communication you build collaborative relationships, maximize collaboration and idea-sharing, and broadcast your leadership presence. Clear and effective communication breaks down counterproductive barriers and silos, helps establish human connectivity, and ensures consistent and creative engagement. But none of that is possible without learning how to […]

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