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5 Takeaways from Detroit’s IABC Heritage Region Communication Conference

This year I had the pleasure of attending Detroit’s IABC Heritage Region Communication Conference! There, I took part in many sessions about everything from internship programs, to visual storytelling, to crisis communications and more. It was a wonderful three-day event filled with many takeaways – here are my top 5. (1) Visuals Matter. Ok, this …

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The Secret Respectfully Authentic Leaders Know

Respectful authenticity is about this constant process of being truthful – first with yourself and then with others. To say the things that need to be said. And to do it in a kind and respectful way.  Being authentic isn’t about saying whatever you think or feel. That’s going to be damaging to either you …

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Communication most desired soft skill in business

It’s very exciting to know that we still have an amazing opportunity to teach, advise, guide and counsel our companies, colleagues and communities! Check out this list of the 20 most popular online classes this year. Communication courses are listed three times! There is no shortage of skills you can learn in this world. The …

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Communicate to Win: Three Traits Leaders Need to Get Started

Jeanne walked out of the CEO’s office in a daze. Tom had just reviewed the results of the annual employee opinion survey with her. Scores had plummeted, and verbatim comments were harsh. Employees reported low morale as well as distrust of Jeanne and her senior leadership team. As the Chief Information Officer responsible for an …

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Executives need more than presence to be present

Everywhere we turn we hear people talk about executive presence. From business to politics, people who lead look for a secret sauce to stand out in a crowd or take command of a room. This may be why, according to the Conference Board, developing presence is the top reason executives in the U.S. hire coaches. …

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