The Bates Blog

Sales Lessons from a College Tour

Posted on Mon, Sep 1, 2014

By Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development

My daughter is starting her senior year of high school, so she is already getting to be a wily veteran of college tours.  So after we wrapped up a tour at a top university a few weeks back, I was eager to hear her critique.

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Tags: Client Relationships, presentation skills

Challenge-Development Curve Q & A

Posted on Tue, Aug 19, 2014

As a leader, you face challenges of all levels of magnitude every day. The Challenge-Development Curve is a useful model we use at Bates to help capture the opportunities and risks for leaders when they reach key “inflection points” in their careers.  We interviewed our Vice President of Executive Development, Bill Macaux, asking him to reflect on leadership challenges and how they show up within organizations.

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Tags: Building Influence, Leadership Readiness, Transformational Change, The First 100 Days, Preparing to be CEO, Preparing to Become CEO, executive presence, leadership development, ExPI, Executive Development

The Five-Second Rule for Creating PowerPoint Visuals

Posted on Mon, Aug 18, 2014

By Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development

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The Importance of Amplifying Executive Presence

Posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2014

By Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development

Imagine this unlikely scenario: You’ve been asked to sing the national anthem in front of 50,000 fans in a baseball stadium.  You know how to sing, and you proceed with confidence.

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Tags: executive presence, ExPI, Effective communication, Executive Development

The Look of Leadership: Five Style Tips for Men

Posted on Mon, Jul 21, 2014

By Mary Lou Andre, Style and Professional Image Expert

#1   Don’t Dismiss the Power of Formal Suiting.  Even if you work in a business casual environment, don’t neglect this area of your wardrobe.  Always have at least one dark neutral suit that fits you well at your current weight and makes you feel your personal best.  In addition to professional events where formal suiting is the best choice, life also happens – weddings, funerals and the like.  Don’t compromise the power of being properly attired when it might matter most for you and the people you love.

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Tags: professional image

Six Great Ways to Start Your Presentation

Posted on Sun, Jul 20, 2014

By Meghan McGrath, Marketing and PR Associate

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Tags: External Communication, Presentations, Communication, executive presence, Effective communication, employee communication, presentation skills

Are You Reading This? Summer Reading Recommendations for Leaders

Posted on Mon, Jul 14, 2014

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Tags: Books

Dealing with Dilemmas

Posted on Tue, Jul 8, 2014

By Michael Seitchik, Associate

The other day I took my two grandchildren out for a walk. My four-year-old grandson was riding his bike, and my two-year-old granddaughter was riding in a coach.  After three blocks, my grandson got tired of riding his bike and wanted to join his sister in the two-person coach.  No problem. But then my granddaughter wanted to ride the bike. Not only was the bike way too big for her, but she didn’t know how to ride a bike!

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What Matters When You're Leading Leaders

Posted on Mon, Jul 7, 2014

By Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development

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Handling Bad News

Posted on Mon, Jun 23, 2014

By Scott Weighart, Director of Learning and Development

As you may have heard, a real tragedy happened in Boston in late March. Two firefighters died in the line of duty when a nine-alarm blaze ravaged a building in the Back Bay. Since it happened, there has been a good amount of media attention amidst finger pointing about who is to blame for the fire.

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