Category Archive: Communication

Give Presentations Like a Pro Even When You Hate Public Speaking

You might not enjoy it, but leading includes public speaking. Speaking skills matter when you lead meetings for teams, boards, or the entire company. You can’t lead without speaking in public. How to… Continue reading

How to Respond to a Pestering Nagging Boss

I always hated people checking up on me. I felt insulted. I thought: Leave me alone. Get off my back. Mind your own business. Don’t you trust me? Have I disappointed you in… Continue reading

How to Overcome the Frustrations of Collaboration

It seems faster to make decisions on your own, especially when others don’t think like you. It’s simpler to give direction and expect obedience, than to endure the messy work of collaboration. The… Continue reading

The Scariest Thing about Introverts

Introverts drive extroverts crazy. Or should I say, extroverts drive introverts crazy? “… 65% of senior corporate executives viewed introversion as a barrier to leadership…” (HBR) The blank stare: The scariest thing about… Continue reading

One Foolish Conversation And Three Keys to Skillful Conversation

One foolish conversation can pollute an entire team. If we understood the pervasive power of conversations, we’d open our mouths with greater care. We’ve all tried to make things better, only to make… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Can I Shut My Trap

Dear Dan, I lead a team of high capacity leaders and we all serve a recovering benevolent dictator, who himself is a dynamic catalyst and the reason for our organization’s growth. Anyway, I… Continue reading