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Leadership: The Power of Extemporaneous Speaking

Abraham Lincoln wrote: "Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated; it is the lawyer's avenue to the public.  However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business, if he cannot make a speech."   When Lincoln spoke of extemporaneous speaking, he did not mean making totally unprepared speeches--"winging it" w

Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Articles

40-Year Old Communication Myth Busted: Words, Not Body Language, are the Foundation of Successful Communication

Whoever spent time as a child on a school playground and been the victim of name calling knows the deflective phrase used to counter those slurs, "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me," isn't enough to overcome the impact of those bullying communications to youthful, developing ears.   The messages young children hear in those early ye

Skip Weisman Articles
Six keys to highly effective staff meetings

6 Keys to Highly Effective Staff Meetings

Information-sharing meetings, also known as staff meetings, are one of the most common meetings held by organizations, and for good reason; communication is the lifeblood of any organization. When everyone within an organization knows the same key information, then there will be alignment and synchronization between different members of the organization (Davis 2001). Meetings can be a tool used

Jonathan McRoy, M.S., CM, CLC Articles
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Anxious for Results and Too Busy to Lead

Mainly because a great many among us continue to misunderstand the far reaching implications of effective leadership, I find myself amazed at the number of middle and senior level managers who are dying and desperate for results and through poor planning and time management,  find themselves too busy to lead. That leadership is one of the most valuable assets any manager could bring to the tab

Brian Canning Articles

Are You Trying To Make Pigs Fly (or Expecting Employees to Do Things They’re Not Cut Out to Do)?

A common complaint is about employees who repeatedly fail to follow through on specifically requested tasks. The reason for the lack of follow through is often something like “not enough time, couldn’t get to it.”  I cringe when I hear business leaders admit they begrudgingly continue to “accept” this excuse. (Accept is in quotations because they don't  really accept it, they became

Skip Weisman Articles
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Are Your Communication Strategies Really Engaging Employees?

The frequency at which the word "engagement" appears in any discussion about employee communication has begun to make me wonder whether we clearly understand what the term means. More importantly, do we understand what it means to our clients, particularly CEOs, when they talk about engagement? We have engagement tools, but can we really say that these tools actually engage employees in the pro

Marcia Xenitelis Articles

Big Marketing Power in a Little Word

Your English teacher isn’t going to like this. Don’t get me wrong; the grammar and composition you learned in high school English class are critically important, but those rules don’t necessarily apply all the time.   Allow me to explain.   Your old English teacher would have preferred you write, “By carefully employing certain words,

Jeff Beals Articles

Effective Cross Cultural Communications – The Leader’s Role

To communicate effectively, we must be thoughtful and look closely at the unique attributes, attitudes and behaviors of people before making predictions about them. In other words, we must listen and understand from where the other person is coming.   Many of our communications are habitual as we hardly pay attention to our communication behavior. However, when w

Paul Dumais Articles
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Effective Cross Cultural Communications – The Leader’s Role

The world is becoming a smaller place. Many businesses, in order to thrive, must enter the global marketplace and become global organizations. As a result, the people in these organizations will cross cultures and encounter all the complications that entails.  By providing insight into communicating effectively with people from other cultures, this article will be a help to leaders of emerging

Paul Dumais Articles
Good leadership includes engaging employees and recognizing their talents

GOOD LEADERSHIP - It’s about more than just showing up, it’s about being engaged

Many managers believe that it is enough to show up and be seen, but then this is why I refer to them as managers and not leaders. Leadership require more than just showing up, it requires engagement; but if a manager doesn’t know what engagement looks like chances are they are missing opportunities to move from manager to leader.   In a recent

Anthony T. Eaton Articles Employee relations
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