Are You Ready To Aim Higher?

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January 26, 2016
Are You Ready To Aim Higher?


The client I coached came to me seeking someone honest and objective who would light a fire under him to propel him past his perceived limitations. He knew he was capable, talented, and reasonably successful. But he was hungry for much more and restless to break out in a big way, leading his team and…

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High Performance Leadership Feedback Fuel

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January 20, 2016
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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Conscious Communication to Boost Your Leadership

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December 8, 2015
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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4 Ways to Boost Your Leadership Brand and Career

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November 10, 2015
4 Ways to Boost Your Leadership Brand and Career


Branding your leadership in a powerful, succinct, memorable way has never been more important than it is today. Companies are hiring and promoting at a significant pace, but they are being very selective. That’s the new economy, and if you want to get to the next level of executive leadership you have to be able…

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Are You Ready to Be a Transformative Leader?

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October 20, 2015
Are You Ready to Be a Transformative Leader?


Listen to the podcast Gone are the days when time on the job was enough to ensure upwardly mobile seniority. The skills that got you to where you are when you won your last promotion are not sufficient to push you to the next level. Within just a few years technology has dramatically compressed the…

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Is Your Career Starved for Feedback?

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October 13, 2015
Is Your Career Starved for Feedback?


Feedback is critical to career success, and if you are not getting the kind of insightful and helpful input or critiques that you need, you may be slowly starving your development. Before you know it your value can wither away as more informed competitors take the right steps to move themselves forward while you remain…

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

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October 6, 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 presence. But the…

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Exude Powerful Presence Leading Influential Meetings

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September 29, 2015
Exude Powerful Presence Leading Influential Meetings


Nowhere is your status and capability as a thought leader more conspicuous than when you stand up to lead a meeting or give a presentation. Unfortunately, most people enter these situations unprepared to take advantage of this kind of golden opportunity. Instead of exuding outstanding executive presence they do just the opposite and shoot themselves…

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Boost Your Leadership Through Dynamic Speaking

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September 15, 2015
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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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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