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It is important to make a personal connection when you meet senior people in your organization. This is especially true when presenting to an executive team or the board of directors. Below, I discuss three things to do.
One final note: When you present to your CEO or a high-ranking executive, you need to exude a degree of confidence.[…] Continue Reading »
The challenge of leadership is to do what is right for the organization even when it means reversing a decision.
When reconsidering a decision it is important to decide what you did, why you did it, and what will be the consequences of reversing the decision. Shrewd leaders think ahead, and are willing to reconsider decisions when situations change.[…] Continue Reading »
One of your principal duties as a leader will be to deliver speeches. Learn how to develop your presentation so that it conveys your message as well as your convictions and your style.
You can sum up what it takes to develop and present your presentation with with one word: preparation. The more prepared you are, the greater your odds of success.[…] Continue Reading »
All of us love a good story. So my advice to leaders is to make good use of them.
Good stories can do three things: inform, involve and inspire. Good stories give use hope in times of trouble.
A leader picks the right story at the right time to drive her point home, leaving no doubt about the importance of an initiative and its effect on the organization.[…] Continue Reading »
A big challenge when presenting in PowerPoint is the dual task of creating content and delivering authenticity simultaneously.
While the slide may contain information, it is not your whole message: the total message is what you say and how you say it. This balancing act creates a dilemma that pulls at two distinct disciplines: creativity and delivery.[…] Continue Reading »