The Hard Truth: Executive Conversation is Not a Soft Skill

The Hard Truth: Executive Conversation is Not a Soft Skill

The biggest shift an executive can make is to start viewing communication as a strategy rather than a soft skill. Soft skills are viewed as nice to have, while hard-skills are viewed as critical. Imagine the impact if communication was categorized as critical and strategic rather than soft. We would see less reactive and manipulative conversations and more results-based conversations in our selling, negotiating, collaboration and performance conversations. 

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Elevate Your Conversations in 2018

Elevate Your Conversations in 2018

Observe the conversations in your workplace. Do you hear your colleagues and employees talking about what’s possible, or are they complaining about the past? Are conversations moving forward or spiraling down? Do people support each other or gossip? Here are eight practices to elevate your conversations in 2018.

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5 Managerial Mistakes that Contribute to Workplace Drama

5 Managerial Mistakes that Contribute to Workplace Drama

Many new leaders silently struggle in their leadership role. They avoid difficult conversations about performance because they do not have the confidence or the skill to coach others or facilitate change. Or, they do not have the critical skills to determine the root problem of poor performance, so their decisions are based on assumptions rather than analytical thinking.

These managerial mistakes contribute to a culture of mistrust and disempowerment. Executives can use this short list to determine the root causes of leadership failures within your organization.

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Why Your Boundaries Aren’t Working

Why Your Boundaries Aren’t Working Anger is often a sign that a boundary has been crossed. Learning how to set appropriate boundaries is difficult, but it will change your leadership and your life. You may need to set boundaries with yourself to be more effective, or you may need to set boundaries with a friend, co-worker or employee. This post is all about boundaries and why your...
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