Category Archives: Leadership Skills

3 Ways To Get What You Want

Some days, every conversation feels like a negotiation. Some people thrive on that type of exchange. For others, it’s exhausting. Regardless of whether you enjoy negotiating, you have to participate in the discussion if you want to get something done. … Continue reading

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Why Managers Matter

One of the key questions successful professionals ask themselves is, “How can I grow my business?” Perhaps the more important question is, “What’s the best investment for growing my business?” The answer to growing your business lies in growing your … Continue reading

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The Irony Of Servant Leadership – A Position Of Strength Born From A Position Of Humility

Every day in the news we see and hear about leaders – leaders in politics, in business, in the arts, in education. We see young leaders advocating for changes in gun laws. We see women leading our nation toward an … Continue reading

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Top Three Elements to Recruiting Rockstars

You’ve reviewed a hundred resumes. You’ve screened a dozen candidates. You’ve interviewed six solid contenders for the job. Now, how do you now make sure you hire the right person? Whether you own a business or manage a department, you … Continue reading

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Leading with Executive Presence: What can we learn from the Soldier and the Saint?

When I think of Executive Presence, I think of two very different people I’ve had the privilege to meet. Both exemplify the ideals of what’s become known as “Servant Leadership,” that notion of leading from a place of humility with … Continue reading

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Executive Presence Expands Opportunities

Jim Sterling, Exec-Comm Partner, answers the question “Who in your life embodies executive presence?” Hear his response. 

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Three Steps To Developing An Innovative Instinct — And The Questions To Ask Yourself To Get There

Innovation requires an openness to trying something new. But what if you grow up in a world where you are educated to get the best exam score rather than to think broadly about a problem and debate possible solutions? And … Continue reading

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3 Key Attributes for Executive Presence

Consultant, Robert Chen shares three key attributes of someone with executive presence. First, be comfortable in your own skin and know your strengths and weaknesses. Second, be concise. Third, be emotionally intelligent and focus on others.

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A Tale of Two Trips – Communication Can Be the Difference

My family and I took a marvelous seven-day cruise recently, from New York to Florida and the Bahamas. A week later, out of curiosity, I was following the progress of our same ship with the same itinerary. Different weather. On … Continue reading

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Master First Impressions Through Your Physical Manner

In “The Power of Pretty”. Exec-Comm consultant Rachel Lamb discusses how appearance leads people to judge us as professionals. But appearance goes beyond what we look like and what we’re wearing – our physical manner is just as important. According to … Continue reading

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