High Impact Communication Part 2 of 3: Saying it with Sizzle

March 27, 2014 - Lead Positive

This is the second of three posts on high-impact communication. Click here for posts one and three! The Sizzle Makes It Stick While the substance of what you say is your credibility card, it is the sizzle of your words that makes them stick. Saying it with sizzle is about using your words and your voice to...

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High Impact Communication part 1 of 3: Saying it with Substance

March 20, 2014 - Lead Positive

***UPDATE: Click here for posts two and three of this series. What you say has high impact when listeners:  Remember your message beyond the conversation or presentation Have a change of heart brought about by the message Take action as a result Influence others to join forces with you In Lead Positive, I talk about...

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The See-Say-Do Chain Reaction

March 13, 2014 - Lead Positive, ABT Tools & Tips

The brain, it seems, does not make much of a distinction between second- and firsthand experiences. Whether you’re doing something or watching someone else do the same thing, the same neurological regions in your brain are stimulated. Interestingly, research shows that the same pattern of neurons, called mirror neurons, fires in the observer as in...

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Magnifying what is best: The ABT Leadership Advantage

February 13, 2014 - ABT Tools & Tips

Asset-based leadership is a choice, an intentional way for you to navigate through your professional life. If you want to be an asset-based leader, you must first get to know your strengths and capabilities. Most of us know our gaps and our shortcomings a lot better than we know our strengths and capabilities. Most of...

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What is Your Signature Leadership Presence?

January 23, 2014 - ABT Tools & Tips, Lead Positive

Who is your harshest critic? I’m guessing it’s you. Like most highly effective people, you probably have high standards, big expectations, a keen eye… and are well practiced in self-criticism. You were probably taught to internalize self-criticism by well-meaning parents, teachers and counselors who tried to improve your performance by pointing out what you were...

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What is Working Here?

January 16, 2014 - ABT Tools & Tips

One of the founding principles of Asset-Based Thinking (ABT) is tuning into the best of what is happening in the moment. That way, even when you are mired in the depths of a negative situation, you are still primed to find the potential asset — it’s always there! — that you can leverage to move...

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