Tag: public speaking

The Obvious Question: And How to Get It Right thumbnail

In most organizations an important part of leading is being able to articulate and “sell” the great work of your team to other key stakeholders. Strong results and quality thinking in bad packaging can be overlooked. A great presentation can quickly go south, when the team gives sloppy answers to obvious questions. In her book, Speak Like A CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Better Results

Listen Well: Better Get a Bucket

Listen Well: Better Get a Bucket thumbnail

I believe that after integrity, listening is the second most important leadership skill. And it is also one of the most difficult. Listening well is hard.Listening well, consistently, is even harder. Lately, I have been paying more attention to what is happening when the listening is good. The key is having some good buckets– categories to help you organize what you hear, and to feed it back. People need to