Leadership Skills Blogs

The Four Kinds of Advice

At Communispond, we’re in the business of helping people and organizations achieve effective communication. And we continually encounter the realization that effective communication is about more than clarity and speaking well. It is also about conveying messages that...

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Effective Communication: the Power of Metaphor

I have a friend whose desk is littered with reports, sticky notes, scraps of paper, pens, business cards, quickstart guides, half-eaten rolls of Lifesavers, and thumb drives. The other day, I got a look at his computer desktop. It looked like he had replicated his...

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The Difference Between Business and Industry

Many sales professionals know their own business and that of their customers really well. Sometimes, though, they don't know what's happening in the industry. What's the difference? The customer's business refers specifically to their own operation: Organization chart...

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The Five Best Options When Conflicts Arise

The Five Best Options When Conflicts Arise Have you ever found yourself in a meeting discussing different strategies or maybe on a project team with a deadline fast approaching? Tensions may be building with people arguing over the best course of action to take or...

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How to Deliver Bad News to a Group

How to Deliver Bad News to a Group No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. To make matters worse, whether you are a corporate CEO or President of the United States, having to deliver bad news leaves you wide open for major scrutiny. One has only to look at the...

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The Three Communication Channels of Executive Presence

The Three Communication Channels of Executive Presence The concept of executive presence has captured the imagination of the business press. When I did a Google search on the term, it came back with more than four hundred million hits. One of the search results was an...

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The Top 3 Communication Skills of Impressive Leaders

The Top 3 Communication Skills of Impressive Leaders Communication is not only an essential life skill, but is also one of the earliest survival skills that humans learn. As we grow up and learn how to be a functioning member of society, the need for effective...

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7 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skills

7 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skills The prospect of advancing and becoming a leader in one’s field is what motivates many to continue honing their skills and taking on new projects. However, some people are simply born natural leaders, while others will need a...

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Storytelling: Grab and Hold Your Audience’s Attention

In today's fast-paced world, effective communication is a skill that can set you apart in both your professional and personal life. One aspect of communication that is particularly important is storytelling. According to a study by Dr. Paul J. Zak, a neuroscientist,...

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