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Category Archives: Communication

Take Your ‘Swing Thought’

April 12, 2011

You'll communicate with more impact when you are crystal clear about what you're trying to accomplish, and how you need to show up to accomplish it.

Amanda_Costner-1Author Scott Eblin compares creating this clarity to the "swing thought" golfers practice before taking a shot, mentally rehearsing their process and outcome.

When...

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Speaking Like a Leader

March 2, 2011

In the English language, we expect the subject at the front of the sentence ... how often do you begin sentences with "I"?

Leadership is not about the leader. It's about challenges, opportunities and empowerment. It's about the people to whom you're speaking.

434px-Martin-Luther-King-1964-leaning-on-a-lecternAs communications expert Phyllis Mendell points out:

  • The...
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Crucially Clear

October 12, 2010

Nitin Nohria, Harvard Business School's 10th dean, maintains that

"Communication is the real work of leadership."

498px-Ribot_Theodule_Augustin_The_Conversation-1The more difficult or important the conversation, the clearer this becomes.

The next time you're in an important conversation,

or one that's going poorly,

ask yourself three questions:

  • What do I really want for myself?
  • What do I really...
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