How to effectively use feedback to drive company growth
This executive says her company would be less successful today if it hadn’t welcomed regular feedback from the team.
5 persuasive communication lessons for today’s business environment
To achieve the results you’re after, you must move your audience to take action. Doing that requires a different skill level than simply conveying information.
How do you get feedback on your onboarding process?
Onboarding isn't enough; you need to know whether your efforts are succeeding.
Say again? The value of straight talk in the workplace
Stop with the buzzwords!
Pitch your idea with an open mind (and an eye on your audience)
You need to speak the language of the listener, and this requires that you learn something about them as well as tailor your argument to meet their needs.
Preparing for a conference presentation? Don’t skip these 7 essentials
Every speaker is nervous, and the key to overcoming nerves is to be prepared. Channel that energy starting with these 7 essential steps.
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.