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The Benefits of Executive Presence

Posted on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 03:39 PM

The Benefits of Executive Presence: Use it to Generate a Positive Reputation Outside Your Inner Circle

By Sarah Woods

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Tags: Strategy to Execution, Developing Leaders, Articles, Executive Presence, CEO Perspectives

Overcoming Communication Barriers: Seven Steps for Effective Change Management Communication

Posted on Wed, May 9, 2012 @ 12:31 PM

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Tags: Articles, Change Leadership

Executive Influence: How to Be Yourself in Front of Any Audience

Posted on Tue, May 8, 2012 @ 03:25 PM

Effective leaders know how to be real, and they aren’t afraid to convey their own, authentic personal style. When you think of Jack Welch, Rudy Giuliani, or Bill Gates, an instant impression comes to mind. Most of what you know about a public person is based on what you see and hear when they speak. The best ones come across as real; they are who they are.

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Tags: Strategy to Execution, Articles, Executive Presence, CEO Perspectives, Executive Communication

Fueling Workplace Innovation: Speak, Win Buy-In, and Get People Behind You

Posted on Tue, May 8, 2012 @ 03:05 PM

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Tags: Driving Growth, Leading Innovation, Articles, Change Leadership

Willingness: Essential for Motivating Employees and Winning Buy-In

Posted on Tue, May 8, 2012 @ 02:54 PM

Athletes have run millions of miles inspired by one of the most famous, compelling slogans of modern advertising: “Just Do It.” Too bad it isn’t that easy in business. While slogans are nice, we know that things only get done when people are truly motivated. Slogans capture sentiment, but they don’t create it.

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Tags: Articles, Building Culture, Change Leadership

How to Influence and Inspire Others Through the Art of Storytelling

Posted on Tue, May 8, 2012 @ 02:46 PM

Leaders go to classes, read books and try to learn from other leader’s success, all in an effort to be a good leader themselves. They try to mold employees into what they perceive to be the perfect successful worker. What they don’t realize is that by persuading and telling people how to behave, they are actually alienating everyone. Instead of telling people how to behave, you can show them how by telling a story.

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Tags: Strategy to Execution, Strategy to Execution, Articles, CEO Perspectives, Executive Communication

Communicate Your Vision and Motivate Employees to Take Action

Posted on Tue, May 8, 2012 @ 02:38 PM

How do leaders develop and communicate a vision? The first step is to understand what vision is, and the second step is to create a process for identifying and articulating a vision. Understanding this process will help you articulate your own vision and values and motivate employees to take action.

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Tags: Driving Growth, Articles, Building Culture

Executive Time Management - Do Your Appointments Reflect Your Goals?

Posted on Tue, May 8, 2012 @ 02:27 PM

As executives, we spend a lot of time thinking about our goals. Strategic goals for the organization....goals for improving our leadership skills....even personal goals to spend more time at the gym or with the family.

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Tags: Articles, CEO Perspectives

How to Deliver a Powerful Presentation at Your Next Quarterly Meeting

Posted on Tue, May 8, 2012 @ 01:51 PM

I don’t know about you, but I forget a lot of things-- unless I write them down. Ask me, for example, to quickly summarize the most significant events of the last quarter in my business, and I’m not sure I’d have the right answer off the top of my head. Sure, I can tell you who I met with, what projects we completed, the kind of things that were on my calendar; but could I put that into perspective on a moment’s notice? Probably not!

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Tags: Articles, Financial Services/Insurance, Executive Communication

Nine Simple Steps for Making the Most of an Executive Coaching Program

Posted on Tue, May 8, 2012 @ 01:44 PM

You have made the decision to hire an executive coach. Now you want to make sure it's a great experience, one that you look back on as a great time in your career. You want to both enjoy the process and reap real benefits - so it takes you where you want to go. How can you make the most of the opportunity you've been given?

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Tags: Developing Leaders, Articles