Archive for the ‘Great Leader Skills’ Category

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 […]

Surviving and Succeeding in a Commoditized Marketplace

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Can you make a silk purse from a sow’s ear? In other words, can you coach/train people into presentation, communication, speaking champions?

Tips to improve your communication and presentation speaking skills

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Why do you need to learn how to communicate authentically, passionately and persuasively? According to Carnegie Mellon, “85% of your professional and personal success is based on your communication, presentation and speaking skills”. Pew Research reports the number one quality companies seek for leadership talent when they hire or promote someone is communication skills. This is why […]

Women Should Start Talking and Keep Talking

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Women should start talking and keep talking. There are many benefits of speaking aloud. Giving sound to ideas can provide you with an objective view of your content. Practicing and recording presenting your ideas with your mind voice and body in sync provide you with the ability to shape and reshape your ideas and words. Having a […]

It is not what you say, it is how you say it that counts – Lesson Two

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Continuing our series on ‘It is not what you say, it is how you say it that counts’.  If you missed the first lesson, here it is. The most important and most effective sales and business development tool at your immediate disposal is underutilized and unperfected. That amazing tool is your voice. Whole-body communications is […]

Leadership Role Model

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The old ways don’t work anymore. Slowly, ever so slowly, business leaders are finally waking up to the fact that top down autocratic leadership doesn’t work anymore. So what’s taking its place? True confessions by executives who stopped drinking the business school Kool-Aid, an increasing wave of research studies, and business school academic pontifications are […]

Traffic Light Communication Tool

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Communication – at times – can be as simple as a traffic light. Think of the number of times you have asked a colleague, an employee, a coworker, a family member — “How’s everything coming along?” “What’s the status of things?” “Are we still on target?” First, let’s start with the fact those are very […]

A Leadership Quality Men Lack

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

A key leadership skill men can learn from women. INTIMACY.

The 3C’s for A Great Leader

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

The mark of a great leader necessitates three critical skills. I call them the 3C’s. The 3C’s will make a marked difference in a leader’s personal lifestyle as well as the success of their business or organization. In so many ways the “old ways” don’t work anymore. Ever so slowly, and I do mean ever […]