Leader in the middle communicating with team effectively, representing the essentials of leadership communication

The pandemic has heightened our appreciation of ‘essentials’ – whether it’s essential workers, essential services, or what qualifies as essential when community lockdowns are in play. Communication also has its ‘essentials’.  If you lead a team, your ability to communicate effectively is essential to their engagement, effectiveness, and success. During an extended pandemic that has…

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Communication happens best when you ensure meaningful connections are part of the process. So too does the critical work of leadership, whether your goal is to inspire and develop others or build effective teams and organizations. And during a global pandemic that continues to keep us apart, personal connections have never mattered more.

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Better listening makes you a better leader; four ways to listen well

As a leadership coach, I do a lot of listening. In addition to helping clients strengthen their listening skills, I frequently challenge myself to be an even better listener. I make it a priority because listening is the skill most highly correlated to leadership effectiveness. During this extended period of volatility and uncertainty in our…

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Leadership Resiliency

Resilience may prove to be your most important leadership skill in 2021. Why? Resilience is the skill you need most to work effectively amidst a wide range of life and leadership challenges. Specifically, the challenges you face in times of uncertainty, stress, volatility, and change—times like now. Setbacks, even outright failures, are inevitable for every…

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ffective Communication with a virtual team

As the pandemic continues to define when, where and how we work today, employees are craving communications and connections with their colleagues and their leaders as never before. They are hungry, too, for the clarity and context that only leaders can provide when communicating and interacting personally with their staff.  For leaders everywhere this year,…

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