Posts Tagged ‘Communication Skills’

Short Sounds Confident

Changing your broadcast channel Kevin was proud of having been an engineer. Now that he was a corporate vice-president, he saw his technical background as a major asset. His colleagues disagreed. “Shut him up!” someone wrote in the feedback report I’d created for him. While that was the bluntest comment in the report, it was…

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Talking like a TED Talker

One big idea Kurt was a little freaked out. “I don’t mind talking in front of groups,” he told me during our coaching session. “I actually enjoy presenting at these annual global meetings. But I don’t know what she means when she says she wants us to talk about our groups as if we were…

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The Voice of Authority

Authority and need Sandra was worried about her authority. As an individual contributor she’d been a standout; now she was going to lead a team, and she wanted to be a great team leader. She was grateful for the opportunity to discuss her worries with a coach. Authority was our topic of the day.

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Under Executive Questioning

The danger in questions Carla, Nathan and Lester were part of a leadership development cohort. These three high-potential employees, who had never worked together before, had to co-manage a joint project over the course of a year. The conclusion of the project needed to be a business recommendation presented to the CEO and the entire…

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Creating Safety for Hard Talks

Blocks against hard talks Danielle was reluctant to broach the elephant in the room with her boss, Kerry. Weeks ago, Kerry had offered her a substantial change in position. The benefits attached to this offer were significant, but there were downsides, too. It would mean leaving her international post, which she adored. And she would…

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How Teams Fight

Conflict is good – except when it’s not Sirhan was giving me an update about his team. I had coached Sirhan almost two years earlier and we’d stayed in touch. One major change he’d implemented as a result of our work was a makeover of his team’s meetings. This new way of meeting had generated…

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Taming Meetings

“Death by Meeting” Sirhan’s global management team was relatively new. Since forming just over a year ago, they’d come together three times. I’d facilitated each of the events. Sirhan and I agreed that the team was made up of whip-smart individuals who weren’t yet working together as a leadership team.

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Personal Histories as Your Brand

Desmond was competing for a senior executive position. We had spent the first several coaching sessions mapping his political landscape. Now we turned our attention to the interview.

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Power Tools for Teams: Plus/Delta

Delta ≠ bad Nathaniel and I were building an agenda for his team’s three-day retreat. Working with Nathaniel was a blast. He was curious, smart and undefended. He seemed willing to hear anything. Well, almost anything. He wasn’t willing to hear about scheduling concrete activities for the mornings of days two and three.

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Engagement & Performance

A team needing development Jason looked surprisingly young for someone who’d been with the company almost 20 years. He bounced up to greet me and I wondered if he’d started as a teenager in the mailroom. Now he was the global vice-president of a department.

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What people say about Essential Communications Podcast/Tips:

Amazing podcast! Thank you Tom for providing such a WONDERFUL podcast. It is short, well communicated (of course!) and has helped me IMMENSELY in work and personal life.

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Keep Coming Back. I use these coaching tips for my sales and marketing team. I re-listen to these multiple times and still pick up new things the 2nd, 3rd and 4th time through. Very well done.”

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What people say about Essential Communications Podcast/Tips:

Outstanding executive coaching … for FREE. I greatly appreciate his bottom line up front approach. Some competitors take 30 – 40 minutes to get to the point. Keep up the great work!

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Fantastic For Any Leader. I have found these podcasts to be excellent! I have read MANY books on leadership and this is some good advice. I have found Tom’s perspective on leadership refreshing & challenging. Thanks SO much.

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A wealth of knowledge. In preparation for a big promotion I started listening to various podcasts on leadership. This one stood out as the best. It gives clear, easy to understand advice with tools I could apply immediately! I love this podcast!

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My favorite podcast ever! The Look & Sound of Leadership is amazing.

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What people say about Essential Communications Podcast/Tips:

Short, Simple and Powerful. Easily some of the best coaching available on the internet. I’ve seen a real improvement in my ability to lead and manage as a result of incorporating these tips into my regular communication.

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Immensely useful! Tom Henschel’s stories and advice helped me become a much better manager… I listen to each as it comes out and still go back to many of the earlier podcasts as well.

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Powerful Material in easy to digest segments. Best biz/leadership podcast on the net thus far.”

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