Thoughts disentangle themselves passing over the lips and through pencil tips.
I am looking forward to speaking at this conference, along with Francis Chan, Bob Goff, and John Lynch. The theme for this year is “Unlimiting God.”
|Date:||April 26, 2013|
|Event:||2013 CEO Summit|
|Topic:||Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World|
|Sponsor:||Convene CEO Summit|
|Venue:||The Westin Stonebriar|
|Location:||1549 Legacy Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
|More Info:||Click here for more information.|
There is no doubt about it: Great companies foster high levels of communication. When team members understand what is expected of them and what’s going on in the company, you win.
Keep the communication from happening and you will find that fear soon sets in, which is quickly followed by gossip.
Though I typically write several thousand words a week, I have never been a consistent journaler. I’ve tried. I have friends who swear by it. It’s just never worked for me.
My wife Gail and I have been on an extended vacation for the past two weeks. We have been tucked away in the mountains of East Tennessee on the edge of a beautiful lake.
This short video pretty much sums up what not to do when you make a presentation. Unfortunately, about 90 percent of the presentations I have witnessed in corporate America make these exact mistakes.
It might be worth watching this with your team and asking how you can avoid these mistakes and make your presentations more compelling.
The lead story in the news a little more than a year ago was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s infidelity. Apparently, he has fathered at least one child out-of-wedlock. There are likely more.
To be honest, this whole thing made me angry, especially when I consider the impact this had on his wife and children. He is also one more negative example for our own children and grandchildren.
Leadership is a verb, and productive leadership is an art. The art part is when you use your experience and judgment to apply proven practices to the situation you are in to produce effective results.
While you can always wing it, or luck into success, you can use patterns and practices to find the shortcuts and make your success more repeatable.
As the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson, I receive a lot of email from would-be authors who are trying to get published. Because I make my email address public, it’s pretty easy to get to me.
However, by the time I hear from people, they are usually frustrated. They can’t get anyone in the book publishing world to respond, and they are convinced that they have a killer-idea. “If only someone would just read my manuscript,” they plead.
I have been using Evernote for months. However, I have not really taken time to explore the depth of this incredible program until just recently. I have mainly just used it for a place to store meeting notes and an occasional web clipping.
However, thanks to Brett Kelly’s very helpful e-book, Evernote Essentials, the Evernote user forum, and a little experimentation, I have begun to see the incredible power of this digital repository. So much so, then I am committed to going paperless in my new office setup.
Presentation software can be a wonderful tool if used correctly. It can also be a dangerous distraction that interferes with communication rather than facilitating it. The line between the two is thin.
Over the course of my career, I have sat through hundreds of presentations. Most of them were done with PowerPoint. Most of them are done poorly.
This past year I have noticed how my vocabulary impacts my attitude. Words have power. They impact others, of course, but they can also have an impact on us.
For example, several weeks ago, I was headed out of town to a speaking engagement. A friend called and asked me where I was going. I said, “Oh, I’m headed to San Jose. I have to speak at a convention.” I said it with a little resignation in my voice.