Sharp Insights

Coaching Tip

Simply put, the biggest challenge most teams have in forming sharp insights is that they become complacent and stop looking beyond their own four walls. A deep and sharp insight into a problem permanently changes the way we look at it , and when we have a new perspective, a clear solution will present itself, often in days or even hours. There is a difference between information and insights.

Four Big Ideas to Help You Cultivate Influence in a Sharp-Elbowed Environment

Art Petty

Here are four ideas to help you survive and thrive when you find yourself working in a sharp-elbowed environment. The post Four Big Ideas to Help You Cultivate Influence in a Sharp-Elbowed Environment appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty.


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Four Big Ideas to Help You Cultivate Influence in a Sharp-Elbowed Environment

Management Excellence

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Leadership Caffeine-Encourage Rethinking to Keep Your Team Sharp

Management Excellence

Beware the dulling effect of a predictable routine on the performance of your team. It might just be the single most dangerous adversary standing between you and future success. Here are 5 ideas to help you breakthrough routine and encourage rethinking: Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leading Change Performance Avoid Routine Inspiring Action Motivation team performance

The Ted Lasso Approach to Leadership

Decker Communication

Speak Human – If and when you watch the show, you’ll see how much Ted speaks in SHARPs, a cornerstone of the Decker Methodology. However, because of that emotional tie-in, SHARPs tend to be the points of the message that are most remembered. Ted Lasso is a great show.

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Let’s Stop Talking About the Lack of Technical Talent, Corporate America: It’s Time to Close the Large Tech Skills Gap with Veterans

General Leadership

… Read the rest Guest Posts Gap Karen Ross Sharp Decisions Technical Technical Skills VeteransOriginally published by Guest Author, Karen Ross, at No Longer Desperate for Work, Veterans Seek More Meaningful Careers. For veterans, underemployment is the new unemployment. With the U.S.

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First, Learn the Complex – Then, Explain it So Clearly that a Sharp 11 Year Old Can Grasp It (Alan Alda Issues a Science Challenge)

First Friday Book Synopsis

This is a terrific challenge, a really good idea – and, as importantly, brilliant advice to anyone who has anything to communicate. Which means — all of us!). Here’s the story, from an article by Dahlia Withwick on How Can You Explain “Color” to an 11-Year-Old? – Alan Alda’s challenge to scientists: Let kids […]. Randy''s blog entries

Out of Sight

Decker Communication

To further drive memorability take your message one step further using SHARPs. SHARPs are powerful, make sure they’re in your messages. Out of sight can mean out of mind.

Leading for a Higher Purpose

General Leadership

Karen is the CEO of the New York-based strategic technology, staffing and project management company Sharp Decisions. Uncategorized Charity Honor Sharp Decisions V.E.T.S. “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ” Albert Schweitzer. It has been called the greatest photograph of all time. It may well be the most widely reproduced, even winning the Pulitzer Prize for photography.

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View from the 40th Floor: Communications on Steroids

Decker Communication

Be SHARP. SHARPs (Stories, Humor, Analogies, References/Quotes, and Pictures) help make your points stronger and quicker. Don’t leave out SHARPs because you don’t have enough time – add SHARPS as they actually will save you time by making your point more rapidly. (Part 3 of a series by Bert Decker ). We live in a one-click world. Technology has shortened our expectations of time. Impatience reigns – sometimes that’s not so good, but it’s reality.

SHARPen Your Edge

Decker Communication

This is why we emphasize the importance of using SHARPs –. A SHARP is that one bit of emotion that pushes our listeners over the edge – it makes them willing to act or be influenced. But the high stakes presentation is exactly when we need to use that analogy – that humor – that SHARP. If you want to drive action – close the deal, secure your budget, fire-up your team – you need to appeal to their emotions, which is exactly what SHARPs do.

5 Leadership Books To Read In February 2021

Joseph Lalonde

I believe one of the best ways for a leader to stay sharp, improve their leadership insights, physical health, and spiritual well-being is […]. It’s the end of the month and that means it is time for another round of book recommendations for leaders.

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Make Your Content Pop…Like a Rock Star

Decker Communication

He modeled perfectly the use of SHARPs. But with the use of SHARPs, we can make our content pop, like it’s off the charts. Communication Skills How-To Leadership and Communications Made To Stick Messaging Public Speaking SHARPs and Stories Analogies Bachata Dominican music humor Pictures Pitbull Pitbull cruise References SHARPs stories VisualsNicky Jam. Ozuna. Gente de Zona. I am a huge Latin urban pop fan. I love dancing bachata to Dominican music.

“I” Language Doesn’t Influence

Decker Communication

At your next meeting, instead using of phrases like “I think this will increase our business,” or “I believe this will make a difference to our bottom line,” try, instead: “This will increase our business,” or “This will make a difference…” and have supporting benefits and action items (and of course, SHARPs ) to back it up. A few times a week, I endure a rigorous indoor cycle class where all I want is a decent workout.

Andrea Kates: Part One of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Allstate Andrea Kates Audi Autodesk “Business Genome” Cisco CoLabs TED (Technology Continental Airlines Design Entertainment Find Your Next GE ecomagination GM/OnStar Hewlett-Packard IndieGoGo JP Morgan Chase KPMG LunaTik McGraw-Hill PF Chang’s Royal Dutch Shell (Asia-Pacific) Sharp Healthcare Starbucks the Houston Texans (NFL) Twyla Tharp We Bought a Zoo

Hiring Trends: Make Sure You Aren’t Behind the Times

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts chain Hiring Trends: Make Sure You Aren't Behind the Times Isadore Sharp Kate Benson MediaTec Talent Management magazine Chief Learning Officer magazine What’s In: Attitude What’s In: Dialogue What’s In: Vision What’s Out: Ego What’s Out: History What’s Out: MonologueHere is an excerpt from an article written by Kate Benson, featured by Talent Management magazine at its website.

The Opposable Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Kennan Harvard Business School Press How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Isadore Sharp Lee-Chin Lincoln called "very near being a perfect man Lincoln called a "long armed Ape Roger Martin Salmon P. The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Roger Martin Harvard Business School Press (2007) When I first read this brilliant book, I was reminded of what Doris Kearns reveals about Abraham Lincoln in Team of Rivals.

Writing to Persuade — Author Ross Guberman on What Professionals Need to Know

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a mini-interview of Ross Guberman conducted by Nell Minow for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network (March 21, 2011). To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * The most important quality in an employee [.].

Andrea Kates: Part Two of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Design Wikipedia Hewlett-Packard McGraw-Hill JP Morgan Chase Cisco Allstate Andrea Kates “Business Genome” Audi Autodesk CoLabs TED (Technology Continental Airlines Entertainment Find Your Next GE ecomagination GM/OnStar IndieGoGo KPMG LunaTik PF Chang’s Royal Dutch Shell (Asia-Pacific) Sharp Healthcare the Houston Texans (NFL) Groupon Wikibrand

Effective Leadership Communication

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Leadership Personal Coaching Skills Success What is Work life Brief communicate infographics john sharp sales video joseph mccormack reading speaking unprepared salesman visual communications In business, if the person speaking doesn''t get to the point, his or her listeners will quickly conclude that the speaker either doesn''t have a point and it''s not worth their time to listen.

We Missed the Exit to Chick-fil-A

Leadership Freak

I’m back home in Central Maine where the people are wicked sharp, the Humpty Dumpty chips are wicked good, and the air smells like Christmas trees. See pronunciation guide below.) Wicked” is an… Continue reading → Leading

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The 18 Best Business Books To Read During Your Lunch Break

Joseph Lalonde

Not only does decrease stress; it also keeps you mentally sharp and teaches you things you’d never learn otherwise. The average American reads four books a year. Successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates read 50. The fact is, reading is a fundamental part of your growth as an entrepreneur or workplace professional. The problem for many […] The post The 18 Best Business Books To Read During Your Lunch Break appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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Leaders: Do Your Actions Bring You Closer to Your vision?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development This morning I hung out my freshly washed clothes to dry in the sharp, hot Mallorcan sun. After 3.5 years, I was struck by the realization that I actually enjoy this weekly act. Awaiting each batch of clean laundry is my funky royal blue clothes line strung between two orange trees. The process is so simple, [.]. Leadership Development

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The Third Ring: Enhanced Service That Delights Customers

The Practical Leader

John Sharpe founder of The Four Seasons hotel chain summaries the distinctive challenges of the Third Ring: “The trouble with service delivery is that it can’t be checked in advance, like a piece of crystal, or a luxury car. management American Express customer service John Sharpe leadership The Four Seasons hotel The Three Rings of Perceived Value Tom Peters W. Fourth in a four part series on The Three Rings of Perceived Value.

CEO Spotlight: Interview with Cyril Samovskiy, CEO and Founder of Mobilunity

CEO Insider

With its very much engineering-like traditional educational system, with dozens of thousands of highly educated and very sharp-minded people getting to the “wild” market of the 90s, it was obvious such a talent capital […]. Question: Why did you start your company?

BetterThan Blessings - Appreciating the Blessings

Building Personal Strength

No sharp twinge in my shoulder joint. skip to main | skip to sidebar Building Personal Strength Helping people grow stronger for the challenges of work and life. Sunday, January 2, 2011 BetterThan Blessings - Appreciating the Blessings Before going to my workout the other day, I stopped by The Home Depot to get some decorative hooks for one of the bathrooms. On the way from the parking lot to the entrance, I noticed something. No lower back pain. No weak feeling in my hip.

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Global Technology Spending Will Fall By 7.3% In 2020

CEO Insider

A sharp decline of 7.3% is expected in 2020 in global technology spending due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that the industry will recover next year in a faster way than the recovery rate of the international economy.

The Importance of Excelling vs. “Getting By”

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Once every few years I am driving a car that runs over a nail or sharp object and develops a flat tire. Sometimes I have time to wait for AAA to come out and change it. Other times, I’m in a hurry and tackle the task myself. It never is pretty. I’m slow and the [.] The Importance of Excelling vs. “Getting By” Leadership Coaching Leadership Development develop develop leaders Excellence mediocrity Strengths

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Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask

Great Leadership By Dan

According to John Manning , “there are Five Vital Questions you can ask to get razor-sharp clarity around your organization’s productivity. Answer these questions to get the facts and you can improve goal-setting, make more empowered decisions about your company’s strategic direction, and discover how to more effectively lead and inspire performance.” Read John’s guest post Five Questions Every CEO Should Ask over at Leadership and Management.

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Career Caffeine—What to Do When You Don’t Get the Promotion

Art Petty

Related Stories Career Caffeine—Why You Need a Sponsor More than a Mentor Four Big Ideas to Help You Cultivate Influence in a Sharp-Elbowed Environment Free Webinar and Early Bird Pricing for First Time Managers Academy.

Leadership Caffeine™—5 Things You Can Do to Help Navigate the Crisis

Art Petty

Related Stories Four Big Ideas to Help You Cultivate Influence in a Sharp-Elbowed Environment Use Strategic Message Design and Proper Posture to Cultivate Influence Leadership Caffeine™—Now is the Time to Double-Down on the Fundamentals of Effective Leadership.

LeadershipNow 140: November 2019 Compilation

Leading Blog

VIDEO: Dollar Shave Club Founder Michael Dubin On A Razor Sharp Idea The story of Dollar Shave Club is about as David and Goliath as it gets. Here are a selection of tweets from November 2019 that you don't want to miss: 14 Things Smart Leaders Do to Boost Their Own Confidence by @LollyDaskal.

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#LeadershipTruth Video — Embrace Pressure

Roundtable Talk

[youtube [link] As a leader, you should always be trying new things keeping your “innovation axe” sharp. This requires just the right amount of risk and reward to keep your momentum! This week Glain examines the effects of pressure on productivity.

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Content + Connection + Follow Up — Along The Path to Professional Growth (Why the First Friday Book Synopsis Is Worth Your Time)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Over the 19 years, we have met some really sharp professional men and women. For 19 years (since April, 1998), Karl Krayer and I have conducted the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. We meet at the wonderful Park City Club. Every month – two books – great food – great networking! Leaders; thinkers; folks […]. Randy''s blog entries

What Leaders Can Learn from the Most Efficient Exit Interview Ever

Next Level Blog

A few weeks ago, I was in a conversation with a group of senior managers when one of them told a story that put what has come to be known as The Great Resignation in sharp relief.

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2013

Leading Blog

Taking Smart Risks : How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High by Doug Sundheim. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January. Infectious : How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within by Achim Nowak. Real Influence : Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In by Mark Goulston and John Ullmen. Admired : 21 Ways to Double Your Value by Mark C. Thompson and Bonita S. Thompson.

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Career Caffeine—Why You Need a Sponsor More than a Mentor

Art Petty

Related Stories Four Big Ideas to Help You Cultivate Influence in a Sharp-Elbowed Environment Use Strategic Message Design and Proper Posture to Cultivate Influence Want to Lead Change at Work? Don't let the title of this article mislead you; I love mentors.

Leadership Caffeine™—Now is the Time to Double-Down on the Fundamentals of Effective Leadership

Art Petty

Related Stories Use Strategic Message Design and Proper Posture to Cultivate Influence Four Big Ideas to Help You Cultivate Influence in a Sharp-Elbowed Environment Thinking Differently About What It Means to Lead.

Management Wisdom from a Versatile Leader: Condoleezza Rice

Tony Mayo

I was pretty sharp with people. In the first year or so it wasn’t just about proving how tough I was, I had to be tough. But I’d learned in the classroom, the last thing you want to do is put somebody down because then they freeze, and not only do they freeze, [.]. For Executives Culture Delegation Micro-Managers Narrative Stories

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Post-Quarantine Leadership Lessons

Lead Change Blog

Very few skills left unused remain sharp. Awkward. Unsettled. Embarrassed. All those feelings rattled around in my heart and head as I drove home—just like they did after my first job interview. First date. A conversation with someone way, way smarter than me. What prompted this reaction? My first foray into the face-to-face post-quarantine business world. I’ve been privileged to be able to spend the last year working from home.

Transition Coaching After Executive Search Placement Increases Success in India

N2Growth Blog

A sharp coach can help an executive quickly understand where to prioritize effort, dive in, draft an action plan, and get organizational results. By Kunal Jha & Kelli Vukelic. Executive coaching was nearly unheard of in India 15 or so years ago. Today is much different.

Real Leadership: Defining Your Personal Leadership Paradigm

Let's Grow Leaders

That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. ” - Margery Wiliams, The [.] “Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you…It doesn’t happen all at once,’ You become. It takes a long time.

The 24 Hour Rule: Is Your Current Pace Sustainable?

Leading Blog

When we need sharp thinking and problem-solving, our minds are full.”. A S LEADERS, we can and do introduce stress into the workplace. Charles Fred initiated a study of over 4000 post-startup business to find out why, after they had experienced early growth, had stagnated. What the researchers found is a problem in the way employees approached their roles, solved problems, and interacted with each other; poor-performing firms showed working environments of intense stress.”

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