Positive Language At Work For No-Nonsense Managers

Reading LinkedIn, you might think that the average office is a caring, sharing environment. Everyone adopts a nurturing attitude towards their colleagues. Managers give their staff kind words of encouragement even when they make expensive mistakes. Perhaps your experience was different? Mine was. I’ve worked with organizations where positivity and empathy were not among the

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4 Things I Do To Earn My Leadership Every Day

A leader inspires and motivates others to do and be better. It’s about being a servant leader who focuses on the growth and well-being of others, regardless of title, bringing out the best in who they are. Anyone can be a leader if they choose to develop the right skills. I know! I’ve made many

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10 Questions Successful Enterprise Tech Buyers Ask

When COVID-19 hit in 2020, I didn’t hear any accounts of C-level or enterprise operations executives jumping out of windows, but I did hear their stories about real frustrations and sudden challenges with execution. Many openly admitted a new risk to operations and ultimately financial performance as they battled through low-value manual processes, disparate platforms,

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Is Your Executive Resume Too Wordy?

Are you finding it difficult to sum up your value proposition in a two or three-page executive resume? In addition to annoying employers, a too-long resume can quickly lose its potency and dilute your brand message—leaving decision-makers confused about why they should hire you for a leadership role. Here are some tip-offs you have a

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The Most Important Coaching Question You Must Ask

It started well. James was delighted with the approval of his “ask” to work with a leadership coach. The coach he selected had a great background, including key executive roles with top-tier companies. James was on track to be promoted and was also on a high-potential list for a senior-level position. James had recently received

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6 Simple Ways To Approach Innovation

With the increasing push from corporate boards and shareholders for innovation, digitalization, automation, and disruption of business, many managers and leaders stand before a tough mission. Which of the many different ways innovation can be achieved, accelerated, and maintained is right for their current innovation maturity, company culture, available budget, the market they operate, strengths

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Why Writing Is The Foundation Of Persuasion

If you’re hungry for success, persuasion is the skill you need to acquire. It’s better to start learning the art of persuasion through writing, rather than talking. You have more time to organize your thoughts and your words and no one will interrupt you mid-flow. Twenty years ago, I was working for the British Council.

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