Communication

Leadership is a Contact Sport

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading is actually a Marshall Goldsmith video “Leadership is a Contact Sport”.  

In this video Goldsmith teaches a very straightforward model for development as a leader or as a team member.  It has eight steps:

1.  Ask.  Create a habit of asking people important questions – how could I have done a better job on my last project?  How could I lead my team better?  How could I have better supported you?  You get the idea.

6 Steps to Turn Strangers into Connections

By: Jim Bruce
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All of us want to expand the breadth of our networks and build stronger relationships.  Today’s Tuesday Reading, “6 Steps to Turn Strangers into Connections“ which appeared in FastCompany, gives us some helpful suggestions to do just that.  The essay’s author is Stephanie Vozza who writes about business and time management and is the author of The Five-Minute Mom’s Club:  105 Tips to Make a Mom’s Live Easier.

Less is More: When You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s Tuesday Reading “Less is More:  When You’re Saying Too Much And Getting Ignored” is Lisa Evans' review of Joseph McCormack’s book Brief: Making a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.  The review appeared in FastCompany.com.  McCormack is a marketing executive who, among other activities, counsels military leaders and senior executives on key messaging and strategy initiatives.

The Best of TED: 5 Public Speaking Lessons from
 30 Years of Spreading Ideas

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading, “The Best of TED” is a story that appeared in a March issue of FastCompany.  It’s based on research by Carmine Gallo who analyzed 500 of the most popular TED talks to identify what makes a TED talk great.  Gallo is a technology writer and author of Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds (St. Martin’s Press, March 4, 2014).

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