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The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

Leaders aren’t born.  They’re built.  After the great success of our first Innovative Leadership Guide, we decided to make the second volume bigger, bolder and brighter! Now with over 90 pages of tips, tactics, strategies and real-life, in-the-trenches scenarios this is a perfect download for any manager to get a full idea of how to […]

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NEW MANAGER & SUPERVISOR: The Innovative Leadership Guide Volume 2

It looks like we may be seeing some signs of light at the end of the tunnel as we march into the new year.  With the fiscal cliff averted in the US, the stock market rebounding and businesses starting to release more of their reserve funds for new hiring, training and expansion – we are […]

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Building Communication Skills Within Our Leaders

85% of professionals say effective communication is extremely important for strong leadership, with nearly half saying it is the #1 defining characteristic in all of leadership. And yet only 33% of employees say that they are satisfied with their leadership’s communication. We’ve put together the solution with our communications guide that focuses on best tips, tactics, and tools to help leaders.

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PRESENTATION SKILLS: PowerPoint Isn’t Dead But Your Presentation May Be

Download our recent article to learn the new design and delivery techniques of presenting.

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CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING: Cross Cultural Understanding

93% of communication is in tone and body language, and therefore a large source of cross cultural miscommunication.  Likewise, people with little cultural understanding struggle with the differences they experience related to others from another culture. Deep inside many of us is a belief that relating to a person from another culture should be easy. When it […]

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COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Today’s Needed Leadership Skill – Lowered Defensiveness

“I didn’t understand what I was supposed to do.”  “It looks fine to me.” “I did exactly what you told me to do.” “You never told me I needed to do…..” “What right do you have to criticize what I do?” “The blame really lies with your area, not mine.” Any of these sound familiar? […]

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Innovative Leader Guide

Based on 28 years of partnering with some of the world’s leading organizations, as well as a keen insight from our on-the-ground experts, this compilation of writings discusses what is critical for innovation in every industry and what it will take for organizations to build the next generation of leadership excellence.

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COMMUNICATION SKILLS: The Do's and Don'ts of Body Language in Public Speaking

If I were to ask you, of all the time you put into preparing a speech, presentation or any other public speaking event, how much of that time is spent on practicing and preparing your body language, most would say very little. The majority of your time would be spent on preparing the content for […]

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COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Toning Down Your Aggressiveness and Getting Others to Buy Your Ideas

How did you react when you first heard about Stephen Slater?  Did you say, “Way to go! My hero?”  Did you explain away his actions by his obvious high stress? Or were you one to condemn him for his lack of control on the job?  Do you think that he woke up that morning and […]

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COMMUNICATION: Storytelling – The Secret to Great Communicators

Recently, we asked a group of people to participate in an ice-breaker exercise by sharing three things about themselves that others might not know.  These items are placed on a “bingo” card and during the ice-breaker people try to guess who fits each item.  When they get five in a row, they win Bingo.  Surprisingly, […]

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COMMUNICATION: Deb's Top Ten Tips for Effective Communication

My team suggested that it might be fun for me to do my Top Ten Communication Tips for this week’s blog, as a change of pace from our rather “heavy duty” ones of late. So, imagine you’re watching one of the late shows on TV where they count down from ten – with drum roll […]

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