Posts Tagged ‘communication’

To Spot Future Leadership Stars, Think Small

  Identifying and cultivating the next generation of leadership stars is a significant challenge for many organizations. Companies know they have to do it but figuring out just how is the real mind teaser. No doubt that’s why 31% of companies cite ‘identifying future leaders’ as their biggest concern according to a study by Right… Read More…

Leadership Qualities:Do You Communicate Like a Leader in Tough Situations?

Have you ever had a persistent, sinking feeling that another shoe was about to drop? If you work in corporate America, you probably have had that feeling a few times particularly when your company was going through a difficult period. I know I have. In that moment, you undoubtedly looked to your leaders for support…. Read More…

Leadership Qualities: “Thanks for talking with me”

One balmy June night, I was in New York City sitting in my Midtown hotel room putting the final touches on a speech I was to deliver early the next morning when I caught myself sneaking more and more glimpses of the street scene below me. Before I knew it, I was jumping on the… Read More…

Leadership Qualities: Accountability

When I was 17, I failed my driver’s test. Yup, catastrophic. About a week after that dismal day, I was attending my extended family’s annual summer gathering when my uncle, perched on his nylon lawn chair, leaned forward in front of a slew of relatives, and asked why I had failed. Hmm, I didn’t tell… Read More…

What Bell Ringing Taught Me About Employee Engagement

When I was a fresh faced 24 year old and in my first corporate job right out of college, I was startled when the President of the agency I worked for appeared at the door of the office I was crammed into with two other fresh faced young women. He took a moment, scanned the… Read More…

Communication: Street Style

In our neighborhood, everyone had some kind of nickname that instantly identified who they were in our micro community. Bubbles was our comedian, Skipper was the quiet leader, and I was Sticky Fingers for my ability to catch any ball kicked no matter what the speed or prevailing wind conditions. Sometimes we earned our names… Read More…

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