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Archive for August, 2016

Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Nora Burns on Bad Managers and the Undercover Employee

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Nora Burns
 

Topics discussed:

– Building cultures of respect

– Examples of good bosses and bad bosses

– The Undercover Candidate

– The Undercover Employee

– HR Undercover

– The job interviewing process

– The onboarding process

– Trend #1: Bad Math, not …

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Finding That Topic in the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Your Venn Diagram

By Claudia Brogan

One of my very favorite bloggers in the arena of communication is Andrew Dlugan (“Six Minutes”). Heaven only knows where he comes up with the excellent topics and resources that he shares for teachers, speakers and trainers. Oh wait…it’s not just Heaven that knows. Actually, Andrew generously divulges a great tool for coming up with good speaking subjects.

He calls this the “Secret of choosing successful speech topics” and I highly recommend to you his thorough, thought-provoking blog piece linked below.

Consider finding that “sweet spot” right in the …

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Get Out Of The Rut

By Bob Goodyear

Years ago, I went camping with my Boy Scout troop one spring. Our campsite was guaranteed to be incredibly fun! It was off the beaten path and only accessible by a single dirt road that few people knew about. We reached the dirt road full of the anticipation that only a group of 12-13 year old boys could generate. We piled in the back of our scoutmaster’s truck and headed down the road. It was easy to follow because of the ruts that had …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Sean Glaze on Building Better Work Teams

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Sean Glaze

Topics discussed:

– Wearing the same uniform or working for the same company doesn’t make you a great teammate

– Have to be willing to be bad long enough to get better because you do …

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If You Show It, They Will (Try to) Read It

By Tom Nixon

Watching a presentation lately I was reminded of a principle that is fundamental to how audiences experience a presentation. The presenter projected an image of an historical plaque. The text on the plaque was only slightly relevant to the subject. I, and I assume most members of the audience, read the first line or two and then gave up. It was too much and it really didn’t add to any deeper understanding of the subject matter.

The principle: If you put text on the screen, any text, in …

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Leaders: Help Your Team Deal with the Emotions of an Acquisition

 

By Kelly Vandever

I went through several acquisition while part of corporate America.  Sometimes I belonged to the company being acquired.  Other times, I was part of the acquiring company, and I was twice asked to manage a team that was part of one of those acquisitions.

 

When you’re in a leadership position, it’s important to help your employees deal with the emotional toll that comes along with being part of the acquisition process.

 

Consider how you can coach your employees to control what they can control.

 

Below is text that I provided …

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Permission to Speak – Leadership Blog – Kelly Vandever Interviews Per Scholas Leaders Ken Walker, Jerome Dazzell, and Emalee Rodriguez on Building a Cohesive Culture with Disbursed Teams

Permission to Speak

Video Blog & Podcast

Hosted by Leadership Communications Expert Kelly Vandever

Permission to Speak is the video blog and podcast that loiters at the intersections of leaders who want their people to speak up, technology that facilitates connections, and results that serve an organization’s higher purpose.
Our guest for this episode:  Per Scholas Leaders
Ken Walker, VP of National Site Operations; Jerome Dazzell, Director of Information Systems; and Emalee Rodriguez, Talent and Internal Communications Manager

About Per Scholas:  Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change …

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Becoming a Great Impromptu Speaker

By Natalie Gallagher

 

The first time I was called on to give an impromptu speech in front of my colleagues, I was so nervous and unprepared that I rambled incoherently for 30 seconds, then spoke as fast as I could through my key points. Later someone told me I should’ve been an auctioneer instead of a professor. Does this sound familiar to you?

 

There’s much we can do to be great at delivering prepared presentations, but more often than not, we will be called on to deliver speeches on the spot. Every …

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