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How to get uncomfortable and elevate your leadership in 2021
How to get uncomfortable and elevate your leadership in 2021

Conflict avoidance is a bad idea when you're the boss. Here are some ways to overcome reluctance and be the leader your people need.

Leadership techniques for working with high-conflict people
Leadership techniques for working with high-conflict people

When you find yourself in conflict with a co-worker, don't hide from it or write them off with labels. Instead, here are some ways to productively address the problem.

The genesis of racism: One leader's story
The genesis of racism: One leader's story

Racism cannot be tolerated at work. That still leaves room for leaders investigate what fuels and underlies those feelings and behaviors.

Engaging your audience is about connection, not performance
Engaging your audience is about connection, not performance

Performances are for actors. Speakers and presenters, on the other hand, simply need to be themselves. Learn more about the 4 key distinctions.

A star is born: Doing a live on-camera interview
A star is born: Doing a live on-camera interview

Video interviewing is a skill for all leaders, not just people seeking a job. And there's no better time than right now.

Less is more: Communication tips for maximum impact
Less is more: Communication tips for maximum impact

Here are four quick tips for better presentations and public speaking gigs that are smoother, more engaging and don't run over your allotted time.

Share your unique perspective (UP) when presenting
Share your unique perspective (UP) when presenting

Influential communication requires great facts and specifics, but storytelling is what makes them memorable. Learn more about crafting your unique perspective.

Pause before you post: A lesson for leaders, not just teens
Pause before you post: A lesson for leaders, not just teens

Offensive or poorly thought out public statements can do lasting damage, even when they're honest mistakes. Leaders need to be especially thoughtful before posting.

Reclaim home court advantage for virtual presentations
Reclaim home court advantage for virtual presentations

Public speaking requires a comfort level, and virtual events are no different. Here's how to create a home-court advantage at home.

The human costs of quarantine on communication
The human costs of quarantine on communication

Isolation has weakened our ability to communicate and to interpret other people's communiation. We must be aware of this vulnerability before we can correct it.

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