Reflecting on my own career, it struck me what an advantage it was that I was a willing and decent speaker.
I have noticed in watching others’ careers too, that the ability to share your ideas in a compelling way is one of the key enablers for people to stand out, get promoted, get their projects supported, and to be effective leaders in general. Read More
You can actually get these “stop talking” cards here.
Yes or NO?
Earlier in my career, when I was faced with a scary executive and I got nervous, I would find myself talking way too much. Read More
“I don’t do politics”
Many people over the years have told me something like, “I refuse to engage in politics”, and they give this as a reason why their career has stalled.
They consider “politics” a necessary evil to advance in one’s career, but refuse to engage asserting that their “no politics” position is on the high ground, so they are sticking with it. Read More
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Executive Presence and Confidence.
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Are you coming across at the right level?
Becoming proficient at executive communications is critical for every mid-level manager.
Many leaders are very comfortable communicating downward or with peers, but when it comes to talking with top executives they are not able to hit the right tone — it’s a very different thing. Read More
Confused and stuck
When I was in college studying electronic engineering I did OK in most of the classes, but some were truly baffling.
There was one class in particular where I really struggled.
I sat through all the lectures, copied down all the equations that the teacher wrote on the board and took copious notes about what he was saying – to no avail…
My study partner/friend and I would spend hours on end slogging through the homework questions in the textbook trying to learn the material. Read More
Personal Brand and Defense
Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where your gifts and skills don’t line up with the type of skills that are valued in your environment.
You might get shut out or pushed down because of it. Read More
Why it Matters
This month’s webinar on executive presence drew record breaking participation.
Why are so many people interested in this topic?
Recognition & Respect
People want to be more recognized and respected.
They want access to bigger and better opportunities. Read More
Talking at a higher level
Most companies I work with want to sell higher value deals to higher level executives.
The problem is, their sales force doesn’t know how to talk to executives.
Also, many people I work with are concerned about their executive presence. Read More
Getting people to agree…
If you’re ever frustrated that no one listens to your ideas…
If your opinions are not appreciated, or your proposals get dismissed, you need to do a better job selling them.
SELLING YOUR IDEAS
Every month I do a free webinar, and then I publish 10 key points about it on my blog. Read More