Archive for communication SmartBlogs
The same week Yahoo rescinded teleworking policies for its employees, Best Buy did the same. Many pointed to the fact that Yahoo’s working-mom CEO got flack when Best Buy’s working-dad CEO didn’t as an unfair occurrence caused by gender inequity.
While I suspect that, unfortunately, Marissa Mayer was a better criticism target because she’s a woman/mom, I also think Yahoo was a better target than Best Buy for branding reasons.[…] Continue Reading »
Gap International’s Leveraging Genius Conference was held two weeks ago in Scottsdale, Ariz. Nearly 200 global executives and their teams from multiple industries and cultures came together in a weeklong journey to discover and leverage the origins of their own great performance (SmartBrief recently interviewed Gap co-Chief Operating Officer Bob Rothman). The following excerpts come from Gap’s recent post-conference interview with Kaye Foster-Cheek, senior vice president of global human resources at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, about the business impact of this work.[…] Continue Reading »
Andrew Sobel is published widely on client loyalty and capabilities required to build trusted business relationships, including his first book, the best-selling “Clients for Life.” In addition to “Power Questions,” his other books include “Making Rain” and the award-winning “All for One: 10 Strategies for Building Trusted Client Partnerships.” Sobel has more than 30 years of experience as a senior-management consultant, an executive educator and a coach.[…] Continue Reading »
Should great leaders communicate their vision or listen effectively? This question poses an interesting dilemma for many leaders. In some ways, it’s like the question, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
It’s critical for a great leader to have both traits. They must be able to communicate a compelling vision for the company’s future and also listen effectively to their stakeholders, gathering key input as they move their organizations forwards.[…] Continue Reading »
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 »