Q&A with Paratriathlete Israel Antonio

Posted on April 18th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Israel Antonio Pinnacle Performance Company
Israel Antonio is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, and triathlete. He also happens to be blind. He is a seven-time Boston marathon qualifier and a Paratriathlon USA National Champion. He is an inspiration and fantastic storyteller. Pinnacle Performance Company co-founder G. Riley Mills first met Antonio while teaching his screenwriting class at the now defunct Actors Center […] Read More...

Viola Davis’ Award-Winning Oscar Speech

Posted on March 7th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Viola Davis Academy Awards Speech
If you watched the Oscars like us, you saw Viola Davis’ Academy Award winning acceptance speech, a gem among the humdrum thank you speeches most other award winners stumbled or rambled through. Her speech offers a good blueprint for those being honored for their accomplishments, and longer speeches in general. What makes this Academy Award […] Read More...

How to increase your communication skills

Posted on January 15th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Increase Communication Skills
In a recent Deloitte study, 89% of executives consider “strengthening the leadership pipeline” an urgent issue. Organizations are continuously promoting people into manager and leadership roles. One of the ways to showcase you are leadership material is to increase your communication skills. How to increase your communication skills Project Confidence Confidence is contagious. So is […] Read More...

Why you should increase your communication skills

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 by Pinnacle Performance Company
Increase Your Communication Skills
We believe the ability to communicate with purpose and clarity is the key to personal and professional success. We’re not alone. In a recent CNBC interview, Julie Sweet, the CEO of Accenture’s North America business said the greatest advice she could give was this: “Develop excellent communication skills. I think people underrate the importance of […] 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...

Characteristics of Effective Communication

Posted on November 1st, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
Characteristics Effective Communication
Great communicators capture our attention, rouse our emotions, or compel us to take action. In a previous post, we suggested all great communicators are perceived as clear, concise, confident, credible and compelling when delivering their message. In this post, we highlight five characteristics of effective communication. Five Characteristics of Effective Communication Actively Listen “We have […] Read More...

The Importance of Business Communication

Posted on October 1st, 2016 by G. Riley Mills
Importance Good Business Communication
Companies cannot underestimate the importance of good business communication in the workplace. As Paul J. Meyer once said, “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” Recent studies demonstrate how effective communication among leadership, sales and customer service affects the bottom line. The importance of business communication: Leadership, Sales and Customer Service […] Read More...

Lack of Communication in the Workplace

Posted on September 15th, 2016 by Pinnacle Performance Company
Lack of Communication in the Workplace
Lack of communication in the workplace directly affects employee engagement. If companies want to fix employee engagement, research suggests a good place to start is by improving the communication skills of middle managers. According to a recent poll by ATD, 83 percent of respondents indicated that communication is THE most important skill area related to […] 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...

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