Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’

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.

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 […]

Spectator or Participant, Which are You?

Friday, November 27th, 2015

When I wrote “Face-To-Face Is the Ultimate Social Media” a few years back, I didn’t realize then the extent of the impact of technology and social media on face-to-face conversations. Are you a spectator or participant? Today, I realize that technology has turned too many of us from participants in life into spectators. Once upon […]

How to communicate in the blurring world of physical and virtual communication

Friday, November 13th, 2015

A major challenge for organizations in this blurring world of physical and virtual communication is building a collaborative culture. To overcome that challenge organizations must find a successful mix between virtual and face-to-face communication. The ultimate goal is not just to get people to interact more; it is to get them to interact more fully. […]

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 […]

So, how do you get left-brain people to use more of their right brain? How do you turn efficiency into effectiveness?

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Left-brain linear thinking drilled home throughout our formal educational process in the U.S. focuses on the most efficient way to solve problems. Decades of hearing “No, you can’t. Here’s the answer” sadly develops linear thought processes and that debilitating habit energy driving much of the thinking in corporate America today. Habit energy (mindlessness), is the rusty brain […]

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 […]

Mindfulness in Business

Friday, September 18th, 2015

To be a successful communicator you must be able to both speak and listen mindfully. Top-down communication in the business world is slowly giving way to the concept of dialogue as opposed to monologue, mindfulness in business.

Human and Machine Face-to-Face Communication

Friday, June 26th, 2015

With hundreds of millions or even billions of active users of Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, tumbler, LinkedIn, tumbler, Instagram the academic researchers at the Harvard business Review were a bit behind the times and redundant and attempting to teach people how to interact with machines.?

How to be understood.

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

In order to be understood you need to be able to deliver informative, effective, and emotionally engaging presentations. One’s ability to turn potential into a tangible success has little to do with facts and information. One’s ability to move others comes from knowing how to build trust and respect through making an emotional connection when […]