While weak leaders blame their followers for a lack of alignment, strong leaders know that it is their responsibility to create it. Alignment doesn’t just happen. It is created. Here are three ways to make it happen with your team.
Archive for Communication
Our words can be powerful tools to accomplish our goals. But sometimes the things we say can sabotage our success. I have led, counseled, and mentored people for decades now. One thing I’ve noticed time and again is how much power our words possess. Whether we’re speaking, blogging, selling, or debating, we rely on our […]
I love watching people succeed, especially if I can learn something I can apply in my own life and share with you. That’s why I’m excited about what I learned from watching Slack’s success this year. Slack is a communications tool that enables natural and effective team collaboration. The company, started by Stewart Butterfield, the […]
All the major sports leagues celebrate their best players. But what if there were a Most Valuable Player award for your team? Would you take home the prize? When I was CEO of Thomas Nelson we established different awards for individuals, service groups, and profit centers. The winners received public recognition, banners, trophies, and prizes. […]
Whenever an organization rolls out a major change, clarity and alignment are essential. Without those two things all the best intentions amount to little more than heartburn and headaches. As a leader responsible for a large company, I have experienced the difficulty of getting clarity and creating alignment with my team. In one instance, we […]
We’re only two months away from the SCORRE Conference in Orlando, Florida, but you can still register TODAY and save $200. But first … Have you dreamed of being a speaker, writer, or powerful communicator? Do you have a message with the potential to change lives? Are you passionate about speaking in a way that […]
Perhaps you think you can’t do work you love and get paid for it. That’s what I used to think, too. Until someone showed me how to do both. I had always had a desire to have a great impact through speaking and writing. I just couldn’t figure out how to get paid for it—at […]
According to psychologists, most people have a greater fear of public speaking than of death. As someone who trains speakers professionally, I can attest this is true. It certainly was for me. Even after I had been speaking publicly for years, I still struggled with fear. Even when I was well-prepared. This happened nearly every […]
Three years ago I attended The SCORRE Conference for the first time. Even though I have been speaking professionally for years, this conference transformed my ability to deliver high-impact speeches.
Great companies foster high levels of communication. In this guest post, Chris LoCurto outlines five ways to take communication to the next level in your organization.
Popular speaker Ken Davis shares the secrets he has learned about public speaking. This post also includes a special pre-promotion offer on The SCORRE Conference.
Life-changing presentations share a set of common attributes. In this guest post, John Richardson elaborates on his SPARK method.