Posts Tagged ‘Perception – How You’re Perceived’

Performing Like a TED Talker

Body issues Caroline, in London, wanted to know what to do with her body. Caroline was one of eight division heads who would speak at the company’s annual global management meeting. The CEO told them they each would talk for eighteen minutes – just like a TED Talk. And, she said, she wanted each talk…

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Prepping Like A TED Talker

Committing time Dorothy was two years into her role as CEO of a global business services company. She wanted this year’s global management meeting to be engaging and lively. She told her division heads they all needed to talk about their divisions as if they were giving TED Talks. Each person’s eighteen minutes needed to…

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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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Combating Emotional Hijacks

Consequences of a hijacking Kimberly lowered her eyes and spoke quietly. “I didn’t like myself very much at that point.” I said nothing. “The minute I got back to my office, I knew I shouldn’t have said what I said. I can’t believe I thought, even for a minute, that Max didn’t have my best…

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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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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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High-Stakes Meetings

Charlotte over the horizon Charlotte had been the president of a consumer goods company for just over a year. Her appointment had been a surprise because she had no experience in the consumer goods sector. Once installed, she’d ruffled feathers by being relentless about revenue and tough on people. In the sixteen months she’d been…

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Showing Teeth

A dithering executive Dena paused over her salad. We had known each other many years. As an HR leader, she had coordinated the coaching engagements I’d done in her division. She’d invited me to lunch to talk about an exec I’d heard a lot about but never met: Richard.

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Executive Presenting

A strong baseline During her coaching, Riley and I worked to develop her executive presence. She was a determined learner and had made strides that were already getting noticed.

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A Breakdown of Listening

Crossing the conversational bridge Sergei had told me he wanted our coaching to be a one-man seminar on communication skills. We’d already talked about in sync communications. Now he wanted to learn about listening.

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