April 17, 2014

SoundWaves – 5 Keys to Being a Great Storyteller

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Followership is NOT a Bad Word

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Video — The Importance of Team Alignment

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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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  • Your Slide Deck is Nothing But Risk, Part 2 April 14, 2014
    A little while back, I wrote a post called Your Slide Deck is Nothing But Risk. It’s caused a lot of discussion — in our workshops, in discussions with our clients, and in some of the social media where we spend time. It’s a premise that has cause a lot of people to furrow their […]
  • Your Colleagues Will Build a Statue in Your Honor April 9, 2014
    In nearly every workshop I teach, I ask a question that sounds something like this: “How many of you attend too many meetings that run long?” Nearly every hand goes up, every time. “How many of you get too many emails that are too overwhelming to read?” Nearly every hand goes up, every time. “How […]
  • How to Make Your Message Easy to Remember April 7, 2014
    Do you want to be an effective communicator? Do you want people to follow your lead, support your idea, or buy your product or service? Of course you do. When I say “be memorable,” I’m not suggesting that you do something outrageous so that they remember that crazy person who did “x.” I mean figure […]