Monthly Archives: October 2010

Leadership Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders by John Baldoni (2003), is a great book. I’m re-reading it and each time I pick it up and flip to a random page, there are more valuable nuggets I seem to have missed the first time around. There’s no doubt that leaders and managers who communicate well and […]
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Talk Like a Leader: 7 Steps from Good to Great

You may be really good at your job, with all the signs of being promoted. But as an up-an-coming manager, if you lack great communication skills, you’re not going to make it into leadership positions. You may deserve to be promoted, but you’ll get passed over. Unless you can talk the talk, people won’t get […]
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Wanted: Dream Job with Unlimited Energy

Are you living your dream job? Surveys tell us that over 80% of US workers don’t feel they are doing what they truly want to do. I believe that some of us don’t even know what we want, or what we’re truly good at, and what our real purpose in life is. In the work […]
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Your Career Decisions: What’s It All About, Really?

“All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”—James Thurber Your career depends upon having clarity of purpose to make the right career decisions. Just about everyone I know reaches a point where they stop and ask themselves a bunch of “Big WHY’s”… Why am I […]
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Purpose, Strengths, Values: Defining Your Leadership Core

Do you have a clear sense of what makes you tick? By that I mean do you know what your “why” is, why it is that you do what you do? Over the course of a person’s career, many things change, including where one works and what one does for a living. I’ve held seemingly […]
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Leaders Who Inspire Start with “Why”

How does a leader become truly inspirational? I’m reading an inspirational book by Simon Sinek: Start with Why (Portfolio, 2010). According to Sinek, seen on TED tv: If the leader of the organization can’t clearly articulate WHY the organization exists in terms beyond its products or services, then how does he expect the employees to […]
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Leadership Communication: 3 Tips to Improve Clarity

What can you do to refine your leadership communication skills to harness the power of laser-focused clarity? I know that when I’m really clear, people can more easily commit to action and make needed changes. But often I get bogged down in details or tend to confuse the issues with unnecessary stories. Like many people […]
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Leadership Clarity: Facing Fears and Uncertainty

How do leaders transform organizational fears and uncertainties into a spirited commitment for a better future? How to we get people to enthusiastically embrace a vision in spite of insecurities and fluctuating conditions? Anthropologists and scientists identify five basic fears that are universal, each of which correlates with a basic need: Fear Correlated Need Death […]
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Leadership Clarity: Are You Clear, Really Clear?

Most managers think they’re clear about what they want, but you’d be surprised how many I know confuse people. Without being really clear in our communications, we leave others to make assumptions and guesses. Leadership needs to be clear if it’s going to be effective. Some of this is because managers make assumptions about what […]
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