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5 Habits of Great Leaders

  5 Habits of Great Leaders It’s a New Year. Time for new beginnings, new relationships and forming new habits for success. If you’re a leader in your organization, your community, on your team, which habits of great leaders will you commit to developing in the next few months? The success of a great leader  [...]

Of Course My Team Trusts One Another

Of Course My Team Trusts One Another!   by Sheila K. on June 9th, 2015 If fact, they've been together so long, they finish each other's sentences!  Over and over again, the word trust is used... and misused.  In fact, it seems, this controversial term implies something different to nearly everyone. For highly productive, satisfied [...]

Lead with a Story 10 ways to move your stories from good to GREAT

Lead with a Story: 10 ways to move your stories from good to GREAT!   by Sheila K. on April 7th, 2015 ​Lead with a Story Part 2: 10 ways to take your stories from good to great! Adults like stories---they offer authenticity, transparency, a way to relate in a human way to our leaders, our [...]

Lead with a Story your unique leadership advantage

Lead with a Story your unique leadership advantage I recall an article some time ago that told the story of a saleperson selling his highly coveted product in a large kingdom.  Everyone seemed to love the product except the King who, in fact, hated it.  One day the king announced that he would ban the [...]

5 Big Ideas For Opening Your Presentations That WOW Participants

5 Big Ideas For Opening Your Presentations That WOW Participants   by Sheila K. on February 11th, 2015 A recent webinar leader spent the first 18 minutes of her presentation introducing herself rambling on about her credentials and the people she knew before getting to her goals for the 45 minute session.  18 minutes  That’s [...]

Presentations do not have to start with introductions

Presentations do not have to start with introductions to introduce participants to each other. It’s a Myth: You don’t have to start with introductions to introduce participants to each other. It’s a dilemma faced by presenters all the time.  How can we personalize our presentations and create a feeling of safety and comfort for our [...]

Leverage Your Working Style For Meaningful Actionable 2015 Goals

Leverage One's Working Style For Meaningful, Actionable 2015 Goals Have you collaborated on 2015 goals with those you lead? ​ One young manager I’ve been coaching since she was identified as an emerging leader mid-way through 2014, said to me recently, “They should know what to do once they hear the big picture initiative, right? [...]

Presentations when they hearing a different message

Presentations when they hearing a different message I'm saying the same thing. Why are they hearing a different message? This common frustration, voiced by many team leaders is often the reason great projects or proposals with incredible initial momentum struggle to make it through to implementation.  In fact, presenting one’s ideas in a way that [...]

Motivate large audiences as easily as small ones

Motivate large audiences as easily as small ones   by Sheila K. on November 21st, 2014 Presenting for large audiences may seem daunting, but it’s simply an extension of the presentation you facilitate in a small group with one caveat: audience management. I recently spoke with a group of more than 100 people about the [...]