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Category Archives: Communication

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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Be Brief, Be Bright, Be Gone

January 18, 2010

"Be brief, be bright, be gone" is an astute rule of thumb for business presentations - and for breathing new life into standing meetings.

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  • Start by checking that everyone understands what needs to occur for this meeting to be a success: the required meeting outcomes.
  • Eliminate any non-essential agenda...
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Can You See It?

June 4, 2009
Want to make your next presentation even more engaging and memorable? 800px-Andrew_Jackson_Right_Eye_US20[1] Create your slide deck using pictures... only pictures. Select a series of images that illustrate your point (this will also help you focus your message). Circular_Rainbow_206[1] Sequence the images so they tell a story. And, as...
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