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Do you aspire to lead a team, an organization, a corporation? Have you thought about the communication skills you will need?
Leaders who move organizations in powerful directions connect with people and build a shared vision of the future. Being a strong communicator can significantly enhance your chances of success. Whether it’s one-on-one, with your leadership team, business or global enterprise, people need to believe in you and your message before they’ll follow you.[…] Continue Reading »
This guest post is by Kristin Kaufman, founder of Alignment, which helps individuals, corporations, boards of directors and nonprofits find alignment within themselves and their organizations. Her clients have included Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, HMS, Frito-Lay, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Uplift Education, NYC Leadership Academy and Logicalis Group.
No one likes a know-it-all. Yet, the world is full of people who simply love to show off their smarts, pound their chests, exercise their control, cover their insecurities and, in some cases, belittle the other person to make themselves feel better.[…] Continue Reading »
This post is by Michelle Cubas, founder of Positive Potentials, an advanced enterprise coaching, training, consulting and publishing company.
Remember when you thought using big words would make you sound smarter or you would have a verbal duel with someone to upstage that person? Those days of bloated language are finished.
Today’s business standard is plain English.[…] Continue Reading »
This guest post is by DaeJonae White, reporting live from the annual conference for the Louisiana chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
HR professionals know the importance of effective communication, but many of them they struggle with it — especially potentially contentious written communications. For advice, LASHRM turned to Dianna Booher, author of a number of books on effective communication, including “The Voice of Authority: 10 Communication Strategies Every Leader Needs to Know.”
In her session, Booher shared her 4 steps for strategic writing:
- Consider your audience.
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