Inspirational Leadership: What Your Audience Needs to Hear

Inspirational Leadership: What Your Audience Needs to Hear

As a leader, do you know what your audience really needs to hear to be inspired? Let me ask: How do they respond to your appeals for change? When this topic comes up in my coaching conversations, we discuss how inspirational leadership relies on the establishment of...
The Formula for Messages that Inspire

The Formula for Messages that Inspire

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, the size of your organization or your title. Inspiring leaders are always needed in good times and in times of crisis. What makes for inspirational leadership is the language you use. language matters. As I’ve written about...
The 3 Things you Need to Do to Inspire Others

The 3 Things you Need to Do to Inspire Others

Based on conversations I’ve been having with leaders and their team members, the pressures of the past couple years have greatly affected the way we communicate. We’ve reverted to old-school communication styles that are far less effective. Traditional communication...
The Best Way to Motivate Your Team

The Best Way to Motivate Your Team

“They just don’t take initiative!” This was how the conversation began with one of my clients a few weeks ago. The organization had weathered a lot of change in the past few years and people were fatigued – mentally, emotionally, and physically. The leadership team...
Want to be Great at Persuasion? Become More Agile

Want to be Great at Persuasion? Become More Agile

Effectively persuading the most stubborn or disagreeable colleagues is a theme that comes up frequently in coaching conversations. It’s partly because we are living with a great deal of uncertainty and change and partly because we expect people to act consistently...
The Power of Persuasion: Cognitive Flexibility

The Power of Persuasion: Cognitive Flexibility

Three Ways to Be More Persuasive What I love about being a Leadership Coach is that I get to work with some really incredible people who have an amazing depth of wisdom. They rely on their knowledge, skills, experience, and intuition, and it serves them well. However,...