How should startups foster communication as they grow?
How do you keep employee communication strong and clear in a growing company? 8 entrepreneurs share their advice.
How leadership influence tactics could decide the presidency
A look at classic influence tactics of leaders, and what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are doing to win over voters
Does delivery matter when the audience isn’t looking at you?
Delivery matters even when the audience can't see you because everything you do (or don’t do) to engage your body comes through in your voice.
An early employee is leaving your startup. How do you take the news?
9 entrepreneurs on how they'd react if an early employee said, "I'm quitting."
How to make a great first impression in a global environment
When doing business abroad, being confident and warm is a universal way to make a good first impression. But studying up on cultural norms is a way to make it a lasting one.
Adam Grant’s advice for presenting an original idea
Let’s face it: championing something new takes courage.
3 strategies business presenters can learn from stage performers
Who would think of doing a live stage performance without rehearsing? Stepping up to speak requires the same kind of extensive preparation.
If you want to be seen as a leader, quit being a jerk at work.
Whatever the reason, sometimes leaders are rude to others. It happens. And when it happens, you must address it.
Why strong leaders are never afraid to ask for help
Over the next few days, consciously take time to ask people for more help. Consider their reactions. And over time, evaluate how your relationships with those people have improved.
Tell the truth and people will want to follow you. Honest!
Governance is the challenge that faces every leader. The ability to get things done is management’s role. The ability to inspire people to get...
Do you have “still face” managers in your organization?
People follow a "still face" manager because the manager has authority to hire, fire, promote and pay. They don't, however, follow such a manager because they want to, and that makes all the difference to employee engagement.
Startups and regulators will never understand each other. That’s OK
Credit: Pixabay I’m not the biggest risk-taker. I started out in newspapers — in 2005, the year print advertising peaked. I was a copy...
Calling an audible: What to do when other speakers steal your thunder
What would you do if the presentation content you prepared suddenly became inappropriate or irrelevant minutes before you’re scheduled to speak?
How do you keep communication open between key executives and the CEO?
Standing still is not an option. Continuous improvement is a business imperative, and quite frankly, a condition of employment.
14 ways CEOs can set the tone for their team from afar
The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that...
Redefine your communications, redefine your culture
Do you remember Buzzword Bingo? It’s been a while, but you can still find this bingo-style game online. The object is to tick off...
Do you speak “vision”? Managers as interpreters of important company messages
Many years ago, when I was a corporate training consultant, my client hired a translator named Antonio to work with me to convert a...
Leadership communications: 4 steps to co-opt those voices in your head
This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & Shift. Keep track...