Archive for the ‘Great Leader Skills’ Category

White House and Congressional Leadership Qualitites?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

“We build a fire in a powder magazine, then double the fire department to put it out. We inflame wild beasts with the smell of blood, and then innocently wonder at the wave of brutal appetite that sweeps the land as a consequence.” …Mark Twain

Today in Government

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Times may change, but the challenges of self-governance remain.

My Job is to Speak and your Job is to Listen

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Any leader, collaborator, presenter, salesperson needs to be mindful that communication is not just talking. It is equal parts of listening with talking that requires focused concentration.

Clinton/Trump debate presentation skills Score Card

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Watch the Clinton/Trump Presidential debate tonight and score the following for each candidate on scale of 1-10. 10 is the highest score possible. Mind, voice and body were in sync Clear and articulate statements Great vocal variety Authoritative non-threatening posture Great listening skills Answered the questions No over-talking Stuck to the time limit Factual statements […]

Turn off the sound for the next Presidential Debate!

Friday, October 7th, 2016

“I Muted Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton During the Debate. I Still Knew the Score.” That “great advice” came from New York Times reporter Jonathan Mahler in his story on September 27, 2016 in the New York Times as he reported on the Presidential Debate. In essence, Mahler’s test supports academic research that is not […]

Champion – Critic – Brat, which dominates in your world?

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Which are you; Champion – Critic – Brat? Which of your three inherent personalities dominates your leadership style, Champion – Critic – Brat?  Be aware that Monkeys see/Monkeys do. Your leadership style sets the company/team culture and determines the bottom line. Your ability to “stand and deliver” is a key factor in having executive presence […]

What leaders can learn from Jazz.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Wynton Marsalis grew up in a family of New Orleans jazz musicians and received his first trumpet as a sixth birthday present from bandleader Al Hirt. At 14 he debuted with the Louisiana Philharmonic; at 17 he moved to New York, where he attended Juilliard, joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, assembled his own band, and […]

You Need Charisma – Be Charismatic!

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Show your audience that you are constantly learning in the rapidly changing global economy. Point the way and provide direction on how to convert that vision into action. Be Charismatic!

As a Presenter and Leader can you Paint the Black?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

A presenter who can “ paint the black ” has learned how to understand the audience, how to create a presentation specific to that audience, and practiced and developed the skills to successfully “paint the black.” Avid and knowledgeable baseball fans understand what it means to “paint the black.” It’s all about precision. A baseball […]

Strengths to Match your Goals

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Are your leadership skills and strengths on par with your goals? One universal set of goals for leaders is to improve on one’s strengths. What would happen if leaders also focused on improving their weaknesses? Would there be an exponential improvement of their leadership skills and the value of their expertise? Some researchers believe working on weaknesses […]