Category Archive: Communication

10 Ways to Say the Right Thing Every Time

Powerless is a myth. Something as simple as a raised eyebrow has the power to influence. If leadership is influence, everyone leads. The issue is where. Destruction is easier and faster than construction. Destruction is… Continue reading

How to Have Fiery Meetings and Not Blow Up

The alternative to fiery meetings is assembling teams that see everything from the same perspective. Uncontested unanimity is feel-good mediocrity. 7 requirements for fiery meetings: Invite dynamic tensions on teams as long as… Trust… Continue reading

Fewer Policies – More Conversations

I know they’re necessary, but I hate policies. Leaders who love policies hamper leadership and hinder organizations.   Policies are the result of leadership distance. The further you are from the action, the… Continue reading

Secrets to Great Presentations

Leaders who present well, extend their influence, broaden their impact, and advance their careers. Great talkers have an advantage. Two questions: Ask the most important question presenters forget to ask. How do you… Continue reading

7 Ways Quiet Leaders Get the Most From Talkers

Quiet leaders struggle with talkers. They wonder if we’ll ever shut up. Leaders should be wondering if they talk too little not too much. 10 dangers of talkative leaders: Forgetfulness. By the time you stop talking,… Continue reading

7 Marks of Engaging Language

There are no casual words, when it comes to leadership. Every word delivers results. Determine desired results before opening your mouth. Words: Build or destroy. Energize or anesthetize. Push forward or hold back.… Continue reading