Presence

Great Leaders in the NFL? Yes, they’re there

“Are you ready for some football?” or maybe just a leader you can respect? The NFL is in the news a lot these days for the numerous cases concerning violent acts on the part of players – and the uncertainty that NFL leadership has about how to deal with it but it’s not all bad…

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Messy Messages and Executive Presence

It’s time for spring cleaning! You may have recently spent time clearing clutter, shaking things up and dusting things off around the house or office.   Let’s do the same for your messages.  Toss out what you don’t need! A messy message is full of clutter.   It has lots of unnecessary words and phrases. It’s hard…

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3 Ways to be Human in the Virtual Workplace

“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” was the rallying cry from the movie “Network” in 1976…and it still rings true and the issue is still exactly that — truth.  The rallying character charges an executive with being “indifferent to suffering, insensitive to joy.”  In other words, is she a real human being or…

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3 Lessons in Leadership from Jazz

It is Mardi Gras today!  That is Fat Tuesday, my friends…and time to “Let the good times roll!” as they say in New Orleans. Last night I heard some mighty fine jazz musicians play New Orleans jazz.  It was a group that doesnt’ normally play together but had assembled for this informal evening of music.  …

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