Posts Tagged ‘communicate’

Imagine Using this Surprisingly Powerful Word More Often

Imagine that your organization has been struggling with an issue for a long, long time. Occasionally, the problem goes away; but, it inevitably reappears. People are frustrated with this reoccurring and costly issue. You return to work after celebrating the new year AND the issue is still there, waiting for you! Can’t think of a…

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Leadership Communication Choices

Are you making the right communication choices? Use this graphic to remind yourself of the importance of making the right communication choices as a leader. You can read the underlying article on the topic here.  A pdf version of the following graphic is available and ready to print for free on the tools page. Simply…

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5 Communication Behaviors of Great Leaders

“Leadership is first, and foremost, a communication activity.” – Hackman & Johnson We’ve all benefited from the communication efforts of great leaders. We’ve also suffered through the pains of poor communicators in leadership roles. I’ve found that great leaders regularly make five communication choices. I invite you to review each, assess how well you are…

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Great Leaders Bring This to Every Conversation

Woody Allen is famously credited with the expression: 80% of success is showing up. There is some good news and bad news about showing up. Bad news first… It’s hard to fix tardiness, a poor wardrobe choice, or a lack of preparation at a moment’s notice: Oversleep or miss your bus – you can’t turn back…

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Leadership Can Be Tough

How have we come to think that someone can become a great leader without being controversial or upsetting at times? Leadership is a tough, often isolated role. The leader must make decisions, deliver messages, and convey information that can upset some. Not every leader is up to this task. As a result, some leaders water…

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8 Behaviors of Truly Abundant Leaders

“Most people are deeply scripted in what I call the Scarcity Mentality. They see life as having only so much, as though there were only one pie out there. And if someone were to get a big piece of the pie, it would mean less for everybody else.”  – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective…

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