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“Because you never get a second chance to make a first impression.”Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo commercial.

One rainy day during the Revolutionary War, George Washington rode up to a group of soldiers attempting to raise a wooden beam to a high position. The corporal in charge was shouting encouragement, but the soldiers couldn’t position it correctly.[…] Continue Reading »

I am a huge fan of SmartBrief; great articles about leadership. I was very pleased that my article “Listening is our Most Important Skill” was posted on the site recently.

Almost right away, I received lots of e-mail responses to the article. So many readers said they totally agreed about the importance of listening, they wanted to improve, and they asked for more information.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & ShiftKeep track of the series here and check out our daily e-mail newsletter, SmartBrief on Leadership. Don’t subscribe? Sign up.

The changing nature of communication is a popular topic in professional journals and water-cooler conversations.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & ShiftKeep track of the series here and check out our daily e-mail newsletter, SmartBrief on Leadership. Don’t subscribe? Sign up.

In today’s multigenerational, global, constantly changing world, communication skills — both oral and written — are more important than anything else you can bring to a job.[…] Continue Reading »

We will have published nearly 470 posts on SmartBlog on Leadership by the end of 2013. It sounds like (and is!) a lot, but at an average of just fewer than two posts per business day, the frequency represents our aim of posting only what is high quality and relevant for time-strapped professionals.

How do we know if we’ve hit the mark?[…] Continue Reading »