Listen Intently to Boost Your Team Leadership – Part 2

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August 25, 2015
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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Listen Intently to Boost Your Team Leadership – Part 1

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August 11, 2015
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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Genuine Listening for Leadership Success

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July 29, 2015
Genuine Listening for Leadership Success

If you want to significantly enhance your executive presence communication skills, practice developing a more intentional listening style. Pretending to Listen Try this for starters. Spend the day today paying attention to how people listen – or fail to listen. You’ll likely notice that most of them are concentrating on what they are going to…

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Do You Leverage Conscious Habits for Extraordinary Success?

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July 7, 2015
Do You Leverage Conscious Habits for Extraordinary Success?

#1 Feed Your Head a Healthy Breakfast Instead of mindlessly absorbing random TV or radio chatter before work, tune out the negativity for 15-20 minutes and revitalize yourself with positive mindset messages. Read something inspirational. Listen to one of my CDs as you commute. Recite self-affirmations. Feed your conscious mind with uplifting, empowering thoughts and…

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Do you Communicate with Impact?

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July 1, 2015
Do you Communicate with Impact?

Listen to the podcast 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…

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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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