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Posts Tagged: communication skills

  • Active listening as a leadership skill

    Active listening as a leadership skill

    In this age of the Internet, smart phones and social media, it seems like people are talking at each other more than listening to each other. Pause for a moment to consider how many emails, text messages, voice mails and other interruptive, one-way communications you receive every day. Clearly, there’s a lot more talking than

  • Executive coaching: How to get it right

    Executive coaching: How to get it right

    Nearly two out of three CEOs do not receive outside leadership advice, though nearly all of them want it.  That’s the headline of a study onducted by the Center for Leadership Development and Research at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  The study also found that: Nearly half of all senior executives are receiving external

  • The chemistry behind your conversational intelligence

    The chemistry behind your conversational intelligence

    Understanding the chemical reactions to your conversations leads to conversational intelligence and more effective communications. For many decades, I’ve been intrigued by the chemical impacts — both positive and negative — that conversations have on us.  I married a biochemist and for decades we’ve shared lots of conversations about our work. When we first wrote

  • The art and heart of storytelling [video podcast]

    The art and heart of storytelling [video podcast] Podcast

      For many executives, storytelling is an effective communication tool for bringing a presentation to life. But people aren’t necessarily born with great skills in storytelling or speaking. It’s “craft that must be learned,” explains Mikki Williams, an award-winning Certified Speaking Professional and Vistage chair who runs “Speaker Schools,” training programs for executives looking to

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