Solution-Based Communications

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February 10, 2016
Solution-Based Communications


Leaders who communicate in such a way that they talk without providing real solutions run the risk of alienating their teams and getting an unwanted reputation as a speaker who is a great natural cure for insomnia. Don’t be one of those leaders who puts people to sleep. Instead, wake them up by offering tangible, applicable…

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Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!

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February 9, 2016
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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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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