BE YOUR OWN VALENTINE: How to “Hack Your Goals” To Build Your Dream Future

Do you ever get so busy with “life” that you neglect investing in yourself and the dream future you really want to create? If your answer is “yes”, then you are in some very good company. Most people are too busy being busy – at work and home, so they neglect the very goals that …

WHEN ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE: Winning Crisis Leadership Strategies

About every eight years, C-SPAN asks 90-plus presidential historians to rate US presidents for their overall leadership effectiveness. It is not surprising that communication and crisis skills are at the heart of these rankings: Public persuasion, crisis leadership, vision / agenda setting and relationship skills and are nestled in the ten characteristics that determine these …

CONGRESSMAN JOE KENNEDY III’S DROOLING DISTRACTION: 3 Lessons for Effective Presenters

He is a Kennedy. His is being touted as an up and coming political star. And, he is the talk of the internet. People are lighting up Twitter and other social media about Democratic Representative Joe Kennedy III’s rebuttal speech to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. But, unfortunately for Kennedy, the buzz …

CRISIS LEADERSHIP: How Successful Leaders Earn Stakeholder Trust – Even During Chaos

About every eight years, C-SPAN asks 90-plus presidential historians to rate US presidents for their overall leadership effectiveness. It is not surprising that communication and crisis skills are at the heart of these rankings: Public persuasion, crisis leadership, vision / agenda setting and relationship skills and are nestled in the ten characteristics that determine these …

ZOMBIES! Transforming Disengaged Employees Into Trusted Brand Ambassadors

The Walking Dead… The Invasion of the Body Snatchers! Are these just movie titles? Not if you look at Gallup results that show only 13 to 32 percent of employees around the globe are engaged at work! That means a majority of employees are sleepwalking through their day. Zombie employees are haunting businesses to the …

GUARDING YOUR BRAND: The Power of Employee Brand Ambassadors

Hurricane Harvey and Irma left parts of Texas and Florida devastated, and there were countless stories across social media about power company linemen working in dire conditions to restore power. Those stories were golden for utility companies, as linemen took on the status of heroes helping victims in the ravaged areas. The payoff for that …

THE PRESENTING HALL OF SHAME: 3 Things Engaging Presenters Avoid

Engaging presenters have an unfair advantage. They stand out! They are memorable and more influential than others. Attention spans are shrinking and people who can hold your attention with a compelling presentation simply have more influence! You look forward to their presentations, because you know they will share something worthwhile. They can make even boring material seem …