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Latest "Effective leadership skills" Posts

The content of this Blog is provided as a result of some good questions I was asked following a recent webinar on Selling Value and Differentiation.  First, let’s set the record straight- we are ALL in sales!  Everytime a person speaks he/she wants to be effective, credible, convincing, impacting, – the list goes on – […]

We don’t tend to think of listening as a Power Activity because in and of itself, it has historically been a reactionary behavior rather than a proactive one.  Now is the time to change that!  When you are conversing with a client, prospect, superior or even a family member, clarity of communication is very important.  […]

The debate continues.  Are strong leaders born or made?  My belief is, that while some of our talents are inherent, impressive leadership abilities are most often displayed by those who have learned  the skills needed to excel in that arena.  The skills are teachable and learnable, and the five attributes discussed below, I believe, are […]

I was recently talking to a client about the desired outcomes he wanted from the program I was going to deliver to his sales team.  As we discussed potential sub-topics which I felt should be included in the content, he said “I don’t think we want to include that one – our people have heard […]

Years ago Industrial Psychologist, Dr. Paul Green and I taught a two-day seminar entitled “The Interpersonal Effectiveness Seminar” based on the four behavioral styles and how to communicate successfully with people different from you.  Paul and I also learned from each other and from the attendees of this two-day experience.  A lot of people call […]

The debate continues.  Are strong leaders born or made?  My belief is, that while some of our talents are inherent, impressive leadership abilities are most often displayed by those who have learned  the skills needed to excel in that arena.  The skills are teachable and learnable, and the five attributes discussed below, I believe, are […]

I was recently talking to a client about the desired outcomes he wanted from the program I was going to deliver to his sales team.  As we discussed potential sub-topics which I felt should be included in the content, he said “I don’t think we want to include that one – our people have heard […]