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How To Give Powerful Presentations Every Time [Free Cheat Sheet]

You’ve done your research, clarified your messaging, practiced your delivery and finally, the big presentation arrives. You’re going in confident. You make your case to the audience or executives or whomever. It absolutely bombs. As you turn it over in your head for days (weeks) afterwards, one thought keeps popping back up: What the heck…

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3 Ways To Cultivate Self-Awareness And Become A Better Leader

Naturally at this time of year, you start thinking a little more broadly about accomplishments and goals. It’s a good time to reflect and set sights on your continued leadership journey. January had me looking inward and I found myself updating the “About” page on my website. As I updated it, I thought about my…

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What’s Your Theme for 2018? (Updated)

Ever since I began executive coaching (about 19 years ago) I’ve asked my clients to choose a theme for the coming year. I’m going to ask you to do the same. Over the years my clients have picked all manner of themes including ‘creating community’, ‘power’, ‘dialing back’, ‘authentic passion’ and ‘calm and quiet’. What…

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Try Thriving Over Striving for a Great 2018

There’s a counterintuitive aspect to how many of us approach the end of the year. Planning and goal-setting is often about more, more, more. Add more goals to your plate. Put more plans in place. We’re all already stressed, right? We haven’t gotten through the bulk of the ‘17 to-do list yet and we’re adding…

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3 Ways to Be More Persuasive

Your voice is one of the most potent tools you possess. You can be visionary, brilliant and skilled, but if you can’t convince others to support your mission, you won’t thrive. Simple as that. I cringe when I see people use their voices aggressively, but I know it’s because they don’t understand the arts of…

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Leadership Is Dying And We Need To Save It

There are stats everywhere that suggest this is the case. One of the most troubling to me is this, per McKinsey research: 95% of employees at mid-size to large companies cannot name the strategy of where they work. It’s relatively easy to argue that a function of leadership is to convey a strategy throughout the…

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