Do you Communicate with Impact?

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July 1, 2015
Do you Communicate with Impact?

Here are four ways to improve your communications – whether those are over the phone, board room presentations, or electronic messages like email. #1 Cut Out the Fluff The key to clear and potent communication is to use only as many words as necessary to get the message across, while resisting the urge to use…

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Do You Communicate to Lead?

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June 23, 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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Surround Yourself with Who You Want to Be

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June 18, 2015
Surround Yourself with Who You Want to Be

Listen to the podcast One of the simplest but most often overlooked leadership success strategies is to surround yourself with winners. As Joel Osteen said, you cannot hang out with chickens and expect to soar with the eagles. Choose Wisely to Gain Wisdom Life is a team sport, and choosing the right people to spend…

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Are You More Afraid of Success Than Failure?

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June 10, 2015
Are You More Afraid of Success Than Failure?

Listen to the podcast One of my clients shared a powerful story with me that I know will resonate with many of you. His was a wonderful experience of long-awaited success that he had been dreaming of his whole career. After working very hard to earn it, he was promoted to a VP position. That…

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Leaders: Are You Ready to Rapidly Advance?

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June 9, 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 lies…

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How Do You Speak to Own C-Level Leadership Influence?

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May 28, 2015
How Do You Speak to Own C-Level Leadership Influence?

Listen to the podcast I am asked by some of the largest corporate organizations to help their executives speak more effectively and influentially to the C-Suite. What’s the most common problem area I encounter? Most leaders who speak don’t adhere to the most important technique, which I call “piloting the plane.” They may take off…

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Invest Today for Richly Rewarding Future Returns

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May 12, 2015
Invest Today for Richly Rewarding Future Returns

One reason that I have found success in business is that I am careful about how I spend my money, and I think that you are, too. Who has extra money to throw around or spend frivolously? But as Warren Buffett said, “Nobody goes broke as long as they are making a profit.” Make investments…

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Fuel Executive Leadership with Speech & Presentation Mastery

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April 28, 2015
Fuel Executive Leadership with Speech & Presentation Mastery

Listen to the podcast Let me share four great tips for organizing your presentations and speeches. Instead of visualizing yourself getting up and making a big, important speech, think about whether you could be cool and confident just introducing someone else who is going to speak. My guess is that you would not find that…

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Positive Mindset for Phenomenal Leadership Results

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April 14, 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 wellness. Let’s take a…

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Utilize 3 Keys to Predictable Promotions

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March 31, 2015
Utilize 3 Keys to Predictable Promotions

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 view their…

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Are You a Leader Who Grows Beyond Challenges?

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March 18, 2015
Are You a Leader Who Grows Beyond Challenges?

Listen to the podcast Too many of our leaders think that dealing with headaches is the name of the game, and their whole mindset is based on reacting to problems. I want you to think differently and make your developmental growth and that of those around you your main challenge. Are You Your Biggest Adversary?…

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