Tag Archives: communication

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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What Makes Mentoring Work?

“We tried mentoring once, it never really worked. Anyway, people find their own mentors informally. What I need to know is how to fill my leadership pipeline.” I recently held a seminar on mentoring, and this was one of the … READ MORE

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Feedback You Can Fathom

How do you give effective feedback in the workplace? We must admit it–giving and receiving feedback is not something most of us look forward to doing. In fact, we often know we should give feedback but are uncertain on how … 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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Coaching Supervision — Build Your Competitive Advantage

Coaching supervision, when a coach steps back to reflect on their client work with the help of a trained supervisor, is increasingly being seen as  a powerful way to maximise the effectiveness of the coaching engagement. So why should you … READ MORE

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How do we learn?

We learn by being inspired. We learn by debating an issue. We learn by teaching. We learn by doing. By reading, by writing, by listening. This is just the tip of the iceberg. A great deal of research has gone … READ MORE

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3 Ways to Prevent Resistance to your Leadership

Every single day, we move earth (with all that construction happening), and we move people (all acts of persuasion are in effect moving people). Effective leadership is what makes it all happen. Leaders give us a direction, a path to … READ MORE

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6 Ways to Get Things Done: Turn Thinking into Doing

Implement. Execute. Walk the talk. Get it done. As a leader, you know that action counts. So why is it so difficult to just get things done? Strategic thinking may not translate well into action because of the lack of … READ MORE

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Storytelling as a Leader’s Art

So the executive looked at me askance, wondering if what I was saying was really true. “So you want me to learn to tell stories…really?!” Yes, and I wanted him not just to tell stories, but to be a storyteller, … READ MORE

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