Communication the Number One Soft Skill with Hard Results

LinkedIn recently released a report on the top ten job skills employers wanted in new hires. Communication was number One! I could have told you that. Unless you are a hermit or you are truly working alone, your ability to communicate is crucial to your success. Everything you do involves…

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Stop Wasting Your Time on Skills, Look to Beliefs for Success.

Before you decide that they don’t know what to do, it may be helpful to inquire into what they think they need to be successful. It could be that they are stuck with a new challenge with a customer. Or they are having personal issues that are distracting, or perhaps they have heard rumors about themselves or the company that are distracting them.  By taking the time to understand where they are coming from, and then addressing the issue, they may get better results.

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Four Things that Hold Emerging Leaders Back

The very thing that gets high performers promoted into leadership can be the limiter in their behavior as a leader. The drive to achieve, to be a pace setter, is what gets producers noticed and considered for promotion. But a constant drive for achievement without the human connection can damage team performance.

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How to Master Manage Difficult Conversation in 4 Steps

You are in the midst of your pitch. There is a lot on the line and the buyer, the investors, or the other party asks the uncomfortable question. Is it an objection? Where they say words to the effect, “we don’t believe you can do that”. How do you respond?…

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