Articles tagged with: Advanced People Skills

Executive Presence

Written by Michelle Braden, CEO Posted in White Papers

What it is — What it is not — and How to Develop “It”

Executive Presence

 

Possibly, the most challenging is statement a leader hears is from their boss, stakeholder or board member is “You need to work on your executive presence”.  Unfortunately, this statement is elusive - leaders are left guessing what exactly needs improvement and/or creating their own conclusions.   


Perhaps their boss isn’t sure how to articulate what they need to do in order to improve.  Defining  just what “IT” is can be like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall.  Often people will say, “you just know when someone has it….” or “that person really has presence – they must be born with it….”.  


 

Sharing Your Passion to Improve the Endgame

Written by Ken Karr Posted in White Papers

Practicing Advanced People Skills

Sharing Your Passion to Improve the Endgame

 

Developing people skills is a journey that begins very early in life.  At one time you learned basic rules about your personal behavior and how to get along with others.  Perhaps it was from Robert Fulghum’s book “Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten,” or the Golden Rule, or just to be helpful.  These are great rules to live by every day.  You’ve had a good start. MSBCoach’s Leadership Maturity Model’s “Ground Level Essentials” will provide an excellent refresher and set a firm foundation for advancing your people skills.



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Using EQ to Enhance Your Stakeholder Analysis

Written by MSBCoach Posted in Blog

Enhance your stakeholder analysis with social awareness and relationship management in mind.

Using EQ to Enhance Your Stakeholder Analysis

When you think of doing a stakeholder analysis, doesn’t it seem a little mid-20th century? When you look at it, after all is said and done, isn’t it really just names? Scrawled black and white names hanging there on the page in front of you with no depth whatsoever. However, there is something much, much more going on behind each and every name on that page.  Every one of those colleagues, every one of those team members, has an emotional makeup that pushes them to make all sorts of decisions, both logical and illogical. Those humans, every individual named on that page, are flesh, blood, and bones so why not take that fact into consideration the next time you perform a stakeholder analysis?

I understand, it might seem a little challenging to project your EQ onto something as two-dimensional as a stakeholder map. “I mean” you might be thinking “isn’t the stakeholder analysis supposed to simply be a strategic planning tool? Don't make this more difficult than it needs to be!”  

Executive Presence: Cracking the Code

Presented by Michelle Braden, CEO Posted in Webinars, All Posts

Executive Presence: Cracking the Code

Executive Presence, or EP, has become a common term in leadership development; however it is not easily defined and can be a challenge to identify what a leader needs to do in order to establish it.  


Is EP the way you dress, talk (voice tone... inflection), or enter a room? Or perhaps it’s the way you choose a seat at the table, handle conflict, or build trust?  Maybe, it's how you communicate or use your body language?  Indeed, EP can be a confusing and nuanced skill set.  In this webinar we will explore:

  • A workable definition of EP
  • How to identify your current EP 
  • Creating a plan to grow and develop your EP 
  • How to use this knowledge in order to be more successful as a leader 

Leaders of all levels benefit from a strong Executive Presence; watch to evaluate your own EP and learn ways to sharpen your skills.

Visionary Leadership – A Sustainable Strategy

Presented by Barbara Higgins Posted in Webinars, All Posts

Visionary Leadership – A Sustainable Strategy

Strategy and vision are vital skills for today’s leaders. In a quickly changing world, a leader must develop the vision to foresee how to evolve as an organization. So how do you develop your vision and bring your leadership team into the right discussions for planning? Having a knowledgeable guide for your process can make all the difference. 

To develop your leadership vision, we will review tried and tested tools to impact effective planning, to include:
• How do you inspire participation and buy-in for creating a future strategy? 
• What process and how much time should be devoted to long-term planning? 
• How can you create dynamic discussions to encourage vision and define future success? 
• How do you ensure that your strategy is actually turned into action plans? 

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