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July, 2015

Lukewarm Leadership: Knowledge without Practice

A surprising condition among those in leadership positions is a tendency to avoid taking or deferring action when various business challenges or crisis occur. This might be a difficult or complex organization issue, supporting an ambitious new product plan, standing up for the organization to senior management or the board, or engaging in a difficult customer relationship.

A leader operating from the sidelines normally has adequate training and education to deal with the circumstance but, when called upon to take action, they take a sideline position. This might be described as having “knowledge but not practicing it” or what I call – lukewarm leadership.

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The Lukewarm Leader
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Feature Article

10 Communication Secrets Of Exceptional Leaders

by Travis Bradberry Contributor, Forbes

Exceptional leaders are masters at communicating with people. They intentionally inspire people with powerful messages. The following 10 secrets are key to successful communication:

  1. They Know Their Audience
  2. They Are Experts In Body Language
  3. They Are Honest
  4. They Are Authentic
  5. They Speak With Authority
  6. They Speak To Groups As Individuals
  7. They Have Ears (And They Use Them)
  8. They Use Phrases Like “It’s My Fault,” “I Was Wrong” And “I’am Sorry”
  9. They Solicit Feedback
  10. They’re Proactive

Are you a good communicator?

Click here to read the complete article and discussion of each secret.


Note: Ask yourself the following questions.
  • Do you intentionally communicate with your organization?
  • Do you get feedback on your communication ability?
  • Do you use a mentor to develop your communication style?

If you are looking for guidance on how to recruit and establish a board of advisors contact Mike to learn about the Executive Coaching services available from Brice Consulting for you and your organization.

Leadership Resources

Video(s)
The Art of Persuasion: This animated video describes the six universal Principles of Persuasion that have been scientifically proven to make you most effective. .
Science Of Persuasion (11:50 min)

Listening: Great leadership requires great listening
Great Leadership Requires Great Listening (5:21 min)

Articles:
Leadership Style: It's a long-held belief that CEOs get fired (or forced to resign or retire under pressure) because of "current financial performance." But one of my past studies found that's wrong.
Leadership Styles Are Often Why CEOs Get Fired


Decision Making: Leaders are paid to make difficult decisions. This requires leaders to know the facts, take calculated risks, trust their gut and always prepare their teams for the unexpected.
Four Reasons Leaders Are Too Afraid Of Making The Wrong Decisions

Management: Here are three surprisingly simple ways to help anyone become a better manager.
3 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Become A Better Manager


Teamwork: Everyone wants success rapidly. The key to long-term success lay in clearly communicating his vision..
Great Teams Do Common Things Uncommonly Well


Productivity: We all want to be more productive, don't we? We must take a more strategic approach if we wish to become ultra-productive.
3 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently


Overtime Pay: Millions of U.S. workers could become eligible for overtime pay under an expected federal proposal that would change labor law, but business leaders warn that the additional rules would be costly and burdensome.
Millions of U.S. workers could soon qualify for overtime pay

Confrontation: Imagine you have a mediocre employee who has been under performing for a while. He or she is loyal, with some great attributes, and has been with you for a long time. What do you do?
The 8 Characteristics of Healthy Confrontation


SWOT: The SWOT analysis lets you focus on specific areas and discover actions that can help build on strengths, minimize or eliminate weaknesses, maximize opportunities, and deal with or overcome threats.
How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis


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