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Great Presentations: Why Shorter is Better

What is the best way to craft great presentations? I’ve been discussing how to upgrade the quality of your speeches by looking at the great examples on TED Talks. These fascinating videos can demonstrate how to speak on just about every topic imaginable and they’re delivered in under 20 minutes. There is a reason why […]
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Great Presentations that
Persuade in 20 Minutes

What is the best way to craft a great presentation? I’ve heard it said that ideas are the currency of twenty-first century business professionals. If that is so, then our business presentations must persuade action. Unfortunately, many fall short. Presentations are critical to career success, yet we too often focus on how slides look or […]
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How to Craft a Great Presentation:
What We Can Learn from TED

It doesn’t matter what your job is, at some point you’ll be asked to craft a great presentation. Your career, your sales, your leadership success depends on being able to persuade others. How do you learn to craft a speech that persuades? Most people suggest you learn from TED, the online site dedicated to “Ideas […]
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Leadership Development:
Leading from an Integral Level

Ongoing leadership development is the most important key to leading successfully. Anyone who has led a team or business for any length of time with any degree of success can tell you that it requires continually evolving one’s skills, of both mental and emotional capacities. What gets you to one level of responsibilities in an […]
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How to Use WAYPOINTs for Success

I thinK it matters how you set your goals, if you truly want a successful life. While the SMART goal system is good, to me it’s not good enough. I prefer setting WAYPOINTs for success in life. In my previous posts, I showed you the WAYPOINT goal setting system. On the worksheet (you can see […]
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How to Set WAYPOINT Goals

Sometimes setting a SMART goal isn’t enough. What I’ve found in coaching scores of high functioning business people is that goals need to be genuinely relevant, engaging and personal. That’s how I came up with setting WAYPOINT goals. A WAYPOINT statement will be: Written— You are taking the time to write down the WAYPOINT for […]
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Set Goals with WAYPOINTs

A WAYPOINT is something akin to a goal. It is different in that goals have finite end points. WAYPOINTs recognize that life goes on past the completion of one goal. You will set another WAYPOINT to take you in new and ever more satisfying directions. Getting to a WAYPOINT that you set for yourself recognizes […]
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SMART Goals and WAYPOINTs:
What Truly Matters

I’m been writing about SMART goals, Stretch goals, and different systems that work when it comes to being focused, productive and more importantly, on task for what truly matters to you. Most people are familiar with SMART criterion: Specific – target a specific area for improvement. Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator […]
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From Leader to Effective Leader

To be an effective leader, one must engage in personal and professional development, improving conscious competence, self-awareness, other-relatedness, and growing in ways that are transformative, not just transactional. By that I mean that it’s just as important to evolve one’s character and consciousness, not just improve leadership competencies. We expect our leaders to be wise […]
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4 Promises of Highly Effective Leaders

How do you define effective leaders? I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a leader effective. I suppose you could look to the success of the business; a leader could be deemed effective if the company is a success. But success relies on many things outside the control of a CEO or senior leadership […]
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