How to be a persuasive public speaker

How to be a persuasive public speaker

As a leader, you’re regularly required to speak in public at:Team meetingsCustomer presentationsNew business pitchesInvestor briefingsNetworking eventsIndustry conferences…perhaps even videos like this!Despite this frequency, many leaders still find it difficult...
How to maximise your impact as a leader

How to maximise your impact as a leader

Think of the leaders who have made some of the greatest contributions to society: Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey…They all know that to be an effective leader, you need to be an effective...
Why clear communication starts from within

Why clear communication starts from within

Why clear communication starts from withinTo be an effective leader, you have to be an effective communicator.And to be an effective communicator, you’ve got to be a clear communicator.Without clarity, even the most compelling of messages won’t be heard or understood....
Why leadership communication needs to be purposeful

Why leadership communication needs to be purposeful

Why communication needs to be purposeful I’m often told by leaders that they are “too busy” – they don’t have the time to communicate with their team and find it moves further and further down their to-do list, often giving way to “more business-critical”...
Key elements of a communications plan

Key elements of a communications plan

One of the biggest barriers to effective leadership communication is a lack of time and consistency. If you rely on ad hoc or reactive communication, your team will receive disjointed information and won’t get a clear and consistent picture of you as a leader....
How to build trust and credibility as a leader

How to build trust and credibility as a leader

In their research over the last 30 years, leadership experts James Kouzes and Barry Posner have found that credibility is the number one reason people follow a leader. The Oxford English dictionary defines credibility as: “the quality of being trusted and...