Communicate to Inspire

Author: Kevin Murray
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749468157
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Inspirational leaders make us want to achieve more. They persuade us to their cause, win our active support, help us to work better together and make us feel proud to be part of the teams they create. In short, how well you perform as a leader depends on how well you communicate. So if we want to be better leaders ourselves, how do we communicate in a way that inspires? Shortlisted for the 2014/15 CMI Management Book of the Year Award, Communicate to Inspire is an essential manual for any aspiring leader, answering these key practical questions. Kevin Murray presents a model that charts the leadership process and draws stories from the years of experience he has had coaching top leaders from a wide range of organizations. He examines and analyzes some of the key successes (and failures) in leadership and provides a unique and successful model for developing your own leadership skills.

The Language of Leaders

Author: Kevin Murray
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749468130
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Inspiring communication can make the difference between poor performance and exceptional results. This is why CEOs and HR professionals now believe that the ability to understand, motivate and inspire others is the characteristic that is most important when recruiting senior leaders. Many leaders wrongly perceive they have to become inspired orators if they are to inspire others. Wrong. Language is a system of communication, so the issue is: what system should leaders use to inspire brilliant results? This is the question Kevin Murray answers in The Language of Leaders. Based on original interviews with an extraordinary list of more than 70 top leaders from a wide range of business and public sector organizations, this book provides a unique insight into how these leaders have responded to the demands of a transparent world. It reports on what they have learned and creates a lexicon for successful communication. The message from these leaders is resoundingly clear - communication is now one of the most crucial skills of leadership. Filled with actionable lessons and insights from leaders of high-profile organizations, The Language of Leaders is an invaluable book for anybody in a leadership position, or who aspires to lead.

Communicate to Influence How to Inspire Your Audience to Action

Author: Ben Decker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071839844
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The gold standard for communication training programs." —USA Today Business communication sucks. At each meeting and presentation, we are inundated with information, leaving us thirsting for inspiration. Sure, we will check off an action item because we have to . . . but what if we were actually inspired to do something? What if we were so moved that we wanted to do it? Leaders must earn the license to lead. Not by expertise, authority, or title alone, but by influence. In Communicate to Influence, you will learn the secrets of the Decker Method—a framework that has been perfected over the past 36 years. Ben and Kelly Decker add fresh insights to these proven principles so that you can ignite change and inspire action. Discover: The Five White Lies of Communicating: learn which barriers prevent you from getting better The Communicator's Roadmap: use a tool to visually chart what type of communication experience you create The Behaviors of Trust: align what you say with how you say it to better connect with your audience The Decker Grid: shift your message from self-centered, all about me content to relevant, audience-centered content that drives action You are called to communicate well. Not only on the main stage, under bright lights, but every time you speak with your colleagues, your clients, and other stakeholders. It's time to learn how. Stop informing. Start inspiring. BEN DECKER & KELLY DECKER are the leading experts in the field of business communication. They consult on messaging, cultivate executive presence among the leadership of Fortune 500companies and startups alike, and regularly deliver keynotes to large audiences. Together, they run Decker Communications, a global firm that trains and coaches tens of thousands of executives a year. Ben and Kelly live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they constantly test and refine communication techniques with their most demanding audience, their three boys.

Motivate Like a CEO Communicate Your Strategic Vision and Inspire People to Act

Author: Suzanne Bates
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071641845
Format: PDF, ePub
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“An exciting read, you won’t want to put Motivate Like a CEO down until you’ve mastered all of its secrets!” Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There "Motivated leaders are rare, yet everyone seeks to become one. The greatness of this book is that it breaks down the process by giving you the ideas and the tools to motivate and inspire yourself first, and then others second. If you’re in a leadership position or hoping to get to the next level, make the decision to buy this book, study this book, and put it into practice." -Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling The most successful leaders seem to possess a remarkable gift for inspiring and motivating people. They are not only hard workers who possess great business minds; they rally others to drive forward with a powerful, common vision. Motivate Like a CEO demonstrates how leaders at every level can develop this skill and use it to bring their teams together around a common purpose. In this follow-up to her bestselling Speak Like a CEO, Suzanne Bates explains how you can become a powerful force of influence within your organization and position your company for greatness. You'll learn how to translate simple, effective concepts into brilliant execution; get people working together on the highest priorities; and align warring factions to channel energy into the efforts that make your company profitable. Inside, you’ll discover secrets to generate excitement all the way down the line to achieve superior results. Real-world stories of leaders who have transformed their organizations will inspire you to move your own organization to a position of strength. And, you’ll find helpful, easy-to-follow advice on how to communicate in a way that inspires people to act. Motivate Like a CEO teaches you how to: Inspire people to embrace and share your vision Speak with energy and confidence in tough situations Turn challenges into opportunities Get your team engaged, in the loop, and tracking real results Make time in your schedule for sharing your message of motivation throughout your company Even a well-positioned, strategically sound company will fail if its messages and focus are not clear. Successful leaders must be able to move the strategic plan from words on paper into the hearts and minds of the people who make it happen. Motivate Like a CEO can help you significantly improve bottom line results, create a happier, more unified team of people, and allow you to leave a legacy of leadership.

Fire Them Up

Author: Carmine Gallo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118039274
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fire Them Up! will give you the astonishing communication skills that will help you enjoy more successful and fulfilling relationships with colleagues, clients, employees, or anyone else in your personal or professional life. It is full of stories and tactics from some of the world’s most influential people. More than two dozen of today’s most inspiring business leaders share their secrets including men and women who run The Ritz-Carlton, Google, Travelocity, Cranium, Cold Stone Creamery, Gymboree, 24-Hour Fitness and many other big-name brands. The book reveals seven simple secrets distilled from the wisdom of leaders, entrepreneurs, and visionaries from different backgrounds, generations and industries. Together, they possess all the tools you need to transform yourself into an extraordinary, electrifying, and enthusiastic leader who communicates with power, passion, confidence and charisma!

The Power of Communication

Author: Helio Fred Garcia
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 013288884X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Communication is the absolutely indispensable leadership discipline. But, too often, leaders and professional communicators get mired in tactics, and fail to influence public attitudes in the ways that would help them the most. This book builds on the U.S. Marine Corps' legendary publication Warfighting, showing how to apply the Corps' proven leadership and strategy doctrine to all forms of public communication. The author reveals how to orient on audiences, recognizing their centers of gravity and most critical concerns. He also teaches how to integrate and succeed with all three levels of communication: strategic, operational, and tactical. He shows how to take the initiative and control the agenda, respond to events with speed and focus, use the power of maneuver, prepare and plan, and put it all together, in order to become a "habitually strategic" communicator.

Motivate to Communicate

Author: Simone Griffin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849050414
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents three hundred games and play therapy activities for children with autism, covering ways to use food, toys, social and outside games, and other techniques for motivation and engagement.

Lead Like Reagan

Author: Dan Quiggle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118928474
Format: PDF
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A first-hand account of Ronald Reagan's leadership style, with personal insight and practical application. Lead Like Reagan is a guide to more effective leadership, inspired by the Great Communicator himself. Drawing upon his time serving Ronald Reagan, author Dan Quiggle relates lessons learned first-hand from his front row seat to history. Using Reagan and other prominent business leaders as examples, Quiggle illustrates what leadership looks like at the highest levels, why such leadership is effective, and how it can be successfully emulated. Readers will learn strategies to motivate, communicate, and inspire, forming a unique leadership template with personal application. Sitting at the feet of greatness and personally observing what Ronald Reagan did and said, made an indelible mark on Dan's own personal leadership style, shaping his thoughts about the key traits and actions of great leaders. In Lead Like Reagan, readers gain insight into both the personal attributes and leadership traits which are required to lead with vision, excellence, and impact. Practical advice and inspiring vision provide a template to: Assemble the right people to form a successful team Earn loyalty and commitment from others Lead by example to model excellence Manage crises by finding the opportunity in the midst of challenge Leave a lasting legacy of optimism and inspiration Leadership is a process of continual growth and Ronald Reagan provides an inspiring example. Lead Like Reagan is a meaningful and memorable guide to leadership, forging a framework for inspiring greatness and achieving success.

Be a Mindsetter

Author: Michael Gobran
Publisher: LID Editorial
ISBN: 1910649430
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Everyone has something important to say. Unfortunately, most do not know how to communicate effectively – to cut through the chatter, get their message across and make a sustained impact. This original and powerful book will help readers overcome this problem by exploring three (+one) simple, practical steps to take any message and make it memorable and lasting. Based on the latest research in brain science, the method (the 3R-Axiom) is proven in the real world and will change your mindset and behaviour. Combining a fiction and non-fiction style, this engaging book can be quickly and easily applied to any message delivery by anyone, anywhere.

Hooked

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118637658
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How to use storytelling to move people to action In today's hyper-competitive business environment, leaders who can engage and inspire their teams and organisations have a distinct advantage. Using the art of effective storytelling, leaders can defeat information overload to inspire the emotion and effort needed to adopt new strategies, attract new clients, or win new business. Dry facts and data fade from memory over time, but an engaging story is difficult to forget. In Hooked, communication and business storytelling experts Gabrielle Dolan and Yamini Naidu use real-world examples and proven, effective techniques to teach the skill of great business storytelling. They explain what good storytelling is, why business leaders need to learn it, how to create effective stories, and how to practice for perfection. Offers proven advice on telling engaging, inspiring stories Includes real-world examples and case studies of what to do and not to do Features tips, lists, checklists, business models, worksheets, links to online quizzes, and other valuable resources For CEOs and other business leaders who need to communicate more effectively and persuasively, Hooked offers effective techniques and valuable guidance.