Category Archives: Communication & Leadership Secrets

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 Susan 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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Credible Feedback: It’s Not About the Right Words

I get a kick out of some leaders who want to be better at “giving feedback.” Some are like seven year-olds who can’t wait to tell someone, “You got a booger hanging ow-cher nose.” The news they’re holding burns their … READ MORE

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What I Learned From Interviewing 30 Leadership Development Experts Around The World

This article was originally posted on nicholaspetrie.com. I know I have been quiet for a while but it has been with good reason. Over the last four months I have interviewed 30 leadership development experts from China, Great Britain, Canada, … READ MORE

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CCL Hosts Cutting Edge Conference on Networks and Leadership

As our clients face new complex and interdependent challenges, we have been looking for better ways of understanding the role of formal and informal leaders in weaving and activating informal networks. How do we do it? Who is involved? How … READ MORE

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ASTD Toxic Leadership Presentation

This morning I had the pleasure of attending an excellent ASTD ICE 2014 session presented by two of my colleagues, Bill Adams and Peter Ronayne, entitled “Keys to Surviving Toxic Leaders in Government.”  And although I am sure we each … READ MORE

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