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Discovering Execution – You’re Invited

It can be said that every individual and every organization executes, and whether it’s done well or not so well makes all the difference in terms of the outcome. Everything you do at work takes execution. It takes execution to … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #7

Hurdle #7: Lack of courage and commitment on the part of the senior executive. Execution management systems are not for the faint of heart. They require a senior leader that understands that he or she is the one person who … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #6

Hurdle #6: The language of execution must change. Almost all of the words associated with execution have negative connotations in our culture, beginning with the word execution itself, which, of course, has another meaning: “chopping off heads.” We’ve already addressed … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #5

Hurdle #5: The organizational drift is built on avoiding discomfort. If you shy away from using the word culture, as in “corporate culture”, and look for what is actually happening in organizations without the bias that goes with that word, … Continue reading

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Seven Hurdles to Successful Execution Management – Hurdle #4

Hurdle #4: Above all, most people really just want to be comfortable. Much of the resistance to change seems to come from simply not wanting to be bothered by needing to adjust to something new. This resistance is usually reactionary … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Aligning the Message with the Messenger

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t; the other half have nothing to say and keep saying it.”  Having something important to say is half the battle. The other half is being able … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Style – Part 2

Continued from the last blog posting. Your style is very important to your message. Below are five style techniques to make your own: Oversimplification: Don’t feel the need to over explain. Our attention span is short (ex. remote control). A … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Style

Your style is very important to your message. Below are four important styles to make your own. Eye Contact:  If you want to improve any presentation before a group, large or small, increase your eye contact. Pick out a person’s … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Tool Box

The skills and the tools needed for a well-tuned presentation are in your reach. The realities are we all have to work to polish these skills. Most of us won’t pay the price. For those who do, the reward is … Continue reading

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Art of Telling – Your Image – Part 2

In the previous blog post, I shared that your image is defined by these three areas:  Verbal (the words we use)                    7 % Vocal (the way the words are said)    38 % Visual (gestures, eyes, face, body)     55 %                                                               … Continue reading

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