What is Executive Presence? The Elements for Projecting the X Factor in Leadership

Posted on September 24th, 2019 by G. Riley Mills
What Is Executive Presence
Executive presence affects how others see you, whether they listen to you, and whether they will follow you. Executive presence is a combination of traits and qualities that create your distinct personality and contribute to how others perceive you. According to the Center for Talent Innovation, the following elements contribute to executive presence: Gravitas – […] Read More...

3 Personal Branding Tips for Enhancing Your Career Development

Posted on August 21st, 2019 by G. Riley Mills
Personal Branding tips
Personal branding, at its core, is the way you project yourself to the world and how others perceive you. Personal branding is not only defined by what you do and where you are headed but also about how you do it and why. The concept of “personal branding”—the practice of people marketing themselves the same way […] Read More...

How to Influence People: Our Three-Step Process

Posted on May 9th, 2019 by David Lewis
How to Influence People
Do you want to know how to influence people? Here’s a simple, yet essential, three-step process (AIM) that underpins Pinnacle’s methodology.Do these three steps sequentially when communicating a message to others: Analyze your audience Identify your objective and how you want them to feel about your message Modify your delivery to achieve that result When we communicate, […] Read More...

Employee engagement still challenging

Posted on April 2nd, 2019 by David Lewis
Employee engagement still challenging
Employee engagement is still challenging for most companies, according to two recent studies. According to a recent report from employee engagement platform provider, Achievers, employees are still disengaged in their current job: 31.6% responded “average engagement, but open to new opportunities” 31.3 percent say they’re “engaged but feel my company could do more to improve […] Read More...

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...

Soft Skills and the Power of Intention

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by G. Riley Mills
Soft Skills Persuasion Intention
Soft skills are in high demand. According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Report, 92% of talent professionals and hiring managers said soft skills are just as important or more important than hard skills when hiring talent. Eighty percent also said soft skills are increasingly important to company success. This report comes on the heels […] 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...

Successful Change Management Requires Effective Communication

Posted on November 19th, 2018 by G. Riley Mills
Change Management Communication Skills
Leading a team through change? If you want the transition to succeed, your leadership and managers might want to brush up on their communication skills. According to a recent ATD study, 92 percent of organizations have faced change in the last three years. Unfortunately, only 19 percent of participants surveyed said their workforce was highly […] Read More...

Communication Skills to Engage Millennials

Posted on October 25th, 2018 by G. Riley Mills
Communication Skills Engage Millenials
Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, with more than one-in-three American labor force participants (35%). That’s the good news. The not so good news: 66 percent of millennials expect to leave their current jobs in the next three […] Read More...

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