September 20, 2014

SoundWaves – The Importance of Getting to the Point Quickly

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The Recipe for Great Communication

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5 Things You’ll Never Regret About Your Business Communication

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The Beacon Newsletter

No One Leads All the Time: A Series on the Power of Followership

[ Volume XII, Issue 1 ] “It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.” – John Wooden [Author’s Note: This is Part Two in our series on the challenges of 21st century communication. Part One can be found here, and subsequent installments will be shared via TheBeaconBlog.org] Leading [...]

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Stanley McChrystal: Blurring the Lines between Leadership and Followership

[ Volume XII, Issue 1 ] In this issue of The Beacon we challenge your assumptions on leadership and followership. We challenge the notion that leaders and leadership are always the most valuable part of the equation, and that followers and followership are always less valuable. We contend that every organization needs good leaders and [...]

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  • The Recipe for Great Communication Is Never Complete September 15, 2014
    We spend a lot of time with our clients talking about ways to create outstanding business communication. And all great business communication has five common characteristics, or ingredients: clarity, brevity, context, impact and value. Every single time we communicate in the work place, we need to be thinking about all five of these things. We […]
  • What’s Your Default Setting for Detail? September 9, 2014
    In nearly every one of our communication workshops, we spend significant time discussing the role of detail in 21st century communication. Does detail matter? Of course it does. How much detail is necessary? That depends on many things: who your audience is, how familiar they are with the topic, how senior they are, how mission […]
  • Focus on the Simple Questions September 8, 2014
    Communication clarity is really hard in the 21st century… a mantra I have recited over and over in this space. It’s hard because of the noise, the competition for mind share, and shrinking attentions spans. But often the best way to combat difficulty and noise is to focus on the most simple, basic elements of […]