Speaking of Leadership Blog™

The Value of Public Speaking

Every organization’s leaders are asked to speak publicly at various venues. Whether it is a team meeting inside the company, back at your school reunion, to investor conferences, or even at public shareholder meetings, every executive is asked to stand on his or her feet and address an audience. It

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Getting the Most from Your Team

Most of us know there are various stages of a team’s evolution. We see it in professional sports all the time. That’s why there are spring training and exhibition games. Not only are the teams learning or relearning the skills of the game, but they are working on team integration.

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Small or Large Business?

Although employees don’t necessarily have absolute control over the picking, we need to be cognizant as to what type of organization will provide the best vehicles for our growth—and I don’t mean just professional or economic growth, but rather personal growth. One of the standard employment models is to hook

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Disagree? Pack Your Bag

Just a couple of weeks ago, Bertelsmann AG announced that its Chairman and CEO, Dr. Thomas Middelhoff, would leave the company. The press release was silent as to what led up to this departure, but it’s not hard to imagine why this departure occurred. In this day and age, when

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Knowing When To Fold Them

As professionals, we all have experienced circumstances in our professional careers when we knew, deep down, we had to move on. Whether it slowly came upon us or we woke up in the middle of the night, sat straight up, and made the critical decision, we knew it was time

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