Category Archives: Communication & Leadership Secrets

The Best Leaders Always Ask These Questions

This column is one of several that CCL President and CEO John Ryan has written on leadership as a Linkedin Influencer. Click to view all his columns and sign up to receive future posts. While exploring potential assignments near the … READ MORE

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Are Your Habits Rewarding or Robbing You?

This column is one of several that CCL President and CEO John Ryan has written on leadership as a Linkedin Influencer. Click to view all his columns and sign up to receive future posts. As the head of an organization … READ MORE

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Three Ways Super Bowl Commercials Can Enhance Your Leadership: Harmony, Humor, and Heartstrings

What set the record for the most-watched TV show in U. S. history? Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, with around 114 million viewers. During the final minutes of the game, some estimates top 120 … READ MORE

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The Importance of Pairing Technology with Expertise

At a party after New Years I noticed a change in people’s attire – everyone I spoke with seemed to have new watches or bracelets made out of rubber of some kind. But they weren’t watches really, they were wearable … READ MORE

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4 Classic Leadership Mistakes You Can Avoid

This column is one of several that CCL President and CEO John Ryan has written on leadership as a Linkedin Influencer. Click to view all his columns and sign up to receive future posts. One of the best things about … READ MORE

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Leading Authentically in a Curated World

This article was co-authored by┬áSusan Tardanico. When it comes to creating a personal digital brand, we’re all in. As executives who also blog about women and leadership, we’ve seen up close the positive impact that savvy use of social media … READ MORE

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What was that all about? Another waste of my time!

Have you ever sat in a meeting wondering what the purpose of it was? Have you ever had a conversation with a manager and decided it was all rather pointless? Most people have at some time in their lives. This … READ MORE

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Want to improve your leadership? Try sleeping on it.

This article was co-authored by Cathleen Clerkin. Why should leaders care about their sleep? For many leaders, lack of sleep is almost a badge of honor. At work, people mention how little sleep they’ve gotten, as if this fact demonstrates … READ MORE

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Want to Write Well? Learn to Write Badly

In communication, if you want to write well, first write badly. [tweet this]. Counter-intuitive I know. Our research at CCL shows that communication is a highly valued competency for leaders in organizations, and it’s also a big challenge that leaders … READ MORE

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Image Busters: Eight Common Leader Mistakes

There’s no shortage of ways to ruin your image as a leader. Here are eight common mistakes executives make – and you should avoid – that have a negative effect on leadership image. Too much seriousness. Leaders don’t need to … READ MORE

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