Communication

What about those pesky deadlines?

July 9, 2020
Negotiating is tough, and facing a deadline for reaching an agreement just makes it worse. Several strategies can help make it work for you.

Be mindful of your gestures

July 9, 2020
Many speakers are either too stiff or too grandiose in their movements. Use these tips to strike an effective balance.

4 tips to be a better persuader

July 9, 2020
Yes, you can order your employees to do what you want, but you’ll get better results by persuading them that you know what you’re talking about. Persuasion is a skill that can be developed with practice. Here are four tips.

Don’t write until it’s right

July 9, 2020
Normally, getting ideas into writing ASAP is an effective way to catch their essence and keep a “running score” of progress. However, in negotiating there’s often something to be said for holding off on sharing documentation.

Why you might be having trouble

July 9, 2020
Leaders have trouble motivating employees because they don’t directly ask them about what they want, says leadership consultant Paul Cherry. Learn to recognize and avoid these self-defeating arguments.

To reward employees, get personal

July 9, 2020
Finding good work to reward employees for can be easy; deciding how to reward them is tougher. Yet clues are all around.

KISS: Keep It Super Simple

June 24, 2020
Yes, you could produce a 50- or 60-slide PowerPoint presentation and feel good about your message. But you will be far more impactful if you whittle your message down to its core and present five to eight memorable slides.

Why aren’t my videos getting views?

June 10, 2020
You spend and spend on making videos to connect with customers and clients—in terms of both time and money—yet the actual click numbers don’t seem to make it all worth it. Why is it that your well-produced work isn’t garnering more views?

How to rekindle the fire

June 10, 2020
Why do some effective groups or departments that have been together for, say, two or more years start to lose steam? Perhaps your success has made you forget what you did to energize a great group effort in the first place. It’s time to look back to the group-building process.

Remove 4 barriers for your people

June 10, 2020
Empowerment isn’t about “giving” power to employees, but removing obstacles that prevent them from using the power and skills they already possess. As a leader, remember that empowerment works best when you eliminate these barriers to success.