Category Archive: Communication

3 Reasons Smart Leaders Tell Stories – How You Can Too

“We’re all stories in the end.” Steven Moffat Tell your story even though every human story already happened. You are the only unique thing in your story. 3 reasons smart leaders tell stories: #1.… Continue reading

Words You Don’t Say But Should

Words you don’t say but should drain energy like leeches. When you don’t speak up, you dance with elephants. Words you don’t say but should come with hidden consequences. 7 hidden consequences of… Continue reading

Leadership Communication: 10 Reasons to Shut Your Mouth Before it’s too Late

“Being able to effectively communicate is the most important skill any leader can possess.” Richard Branson Leadership communication: 10 reasons to close your mouth. #1. You dozed off. If it doesn’t matter to… Continue reading

If Words Had Calories – Suggestions for Bloviators

Words are like ice cream. A little ice cream tastes good, but a lot of ice cream isn’t better. If words had calories, what size would you be? Would you be healthy, anemic,… Continue reading

What Would You Do If Your Future Depended on Your Conversations?

Thanks to Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres, authors of, Conversations Worth Having, for this guest post. Conversations matter. They strengthen relationships, improve well-being, and help us succeed…or drag us down, zap energy, and… Continue reading

12 Things Smart Leaders Don’t Say

#1. I should have. ‘Should have’ is backward facing. Do your best to speak into the future. Instead of shoulding-yourself, say, “Next time.” #2. You should have. Why didn’t you? See #1. ‘Next… Continue reading