Five Keys to Handling Difficult Questions

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by David Lewis
Handling Difficult Questions
Handling difficult questions during and after your presentation, meeting or call is just as important as the presentation, meeting, or call itself. Want proof? Here are some examples of how handling difficult questions poorly affected a company’s brand or their bottom line. During United Airlines’ third quarter earning’s call in 2017, analysts peppered CEO Oscar […] Read More...

Employee Engagement and Fulfillment at Work

Posted on January 3rd, 2019 by David Lewis
Employee Engagement Fulfillment
New studies show an overwhelming correlation between employee engagement and fulfillment at work. Unfortunately, workers aren’t feeling particularly fulfilled or feel like they’re having a positive experience. Meaningful work remains the single largest contributor to a positive employee experience, according to a recent study by Globoforce’s WorkHuman Research Institute and IBM’s Smarter Workforce Institute. Unfortunately, only […] Read More...

How to provide constructive criticism to employees

Posted on December 11th, 2018 by David Lewis
Providing Constructive Feedback
Providing constructive feedback to employees is critical. Yet most managers don’t do it particularly well. Study after study tells us people don’t leave companies, they leave managers. According to a recent TINYpulse report, employees who give their managers a low rating are four times more likely to be interviewing for other jobs than their peers. Why […] Read More...

How Poor Communication Impacts the Workplace

Posted on July 17th, 2018 by David Lewis
Poor Communication Impacts Workplace
Poor communication is having a tremendous impact on the workplace. This according to the “Communication barriers in the modern workplace” study recently released by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Lucidchart. According to the study, “unclear instructions from superiors, pointless meetings and other stressors can snowball into larger issues with widespread impacts on the […] Read More...

Gernot Schulz: Orchestrating Leadership Performance

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 by David Lewis
Gernot Schulz Leadership Communication
Maestro Gernot Schulz has devoted his life to mastering classical music – understanding the composer’s intention and conveying it collaboratively with an orchestra so the audience feels it. A disciple of legendary conductors Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, and Sir Georg Solti, Gernot Schulz has lead some of the world’s most renowned orchestras. The talent, expertise, […] Read More...

The Number One Skills Gap in the United States

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 by David Lewis
Number one skills gap
You’ll never guess the number one skills gap in the U.S., according to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. Drum roll please! The answer: communication skills. During a recent interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Weiner said, “Not surprisingly, there continues to be an imbalance with regards to software engineers. But somewhat surprisingly, some people may not realize, interpersonal skills […] Read More...

What makes communication & interpersonal skills excellent?

Posted on November 15th, 2017 by David Lewis
Communication Interpersonal Skills Listening
There are several things that make communication and interpersonal skills excellent, but for this post, we’ll focus on a big one: listening. As a manager or leader, listening is particularly important because it can help increase employee engagement. “The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.” -unknown To […] Read More...

Influential Introverted Leaders | Pat Wadors, LinkedIn

Posted on November 29th, 2016 by David Lewis
Pat Wadors LinkedIn
The Secret to Becoming an Influential Introverted Leader: Pat Wadors, CHRO LinkedIn Pat Wadors has risen through the ranks to become a very successful and influential senior executive as the Chief Human Resources Officer and SVP of Global Talent at LinkedIn. However, Pat is not your predictable, over-energized, charismatic, senior executive. She is an introvert. So how […] Read More...

Why you should improve verbal and nonverbal communication

Posted on September 7th, 2016 by David Lewis
Improve verbal and nonverbal communication
If you want a corner office or dream of landing a seat in the C-Suite, improve your verbal and nonverbal communication. After all, leaders often are great communicators. There’s no better time to hone your leadership communication skills, especially if you work for a global company. Top performing companies often are 14 times more likely […] Read More...

How to Communicate Effectively | Intention

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by David Lewis
How to Communicate Effectively | Intention
You are the subject matter expert. You spent hours preparing your content and putting them on slides. The big day comes and you deliver your message. The audience responds with crickets, blank stares, even a yawn. It happens in meeting rooms, corner offices and cubicles time and again. Unfortunately, most business professionals (at all levels) […] Read More...

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