Communication and Other Soft Skills

Concept #1: Leadership Communication Fundamentals

“The best way to communicate the basis of a corporation’s or institution’s common bonds and values is through behavior.”

Max De Pree

Email is a Low Form of Communication

Leader Communication Tips

Seek to Understand

Virtual Communication

Personal Reflection

Concept #2: Leadership Presenting Fundamentals

“The height of sophistication is simplicity.”

Clare Boothe Luce (Stuffed Shirts)

The Importance of Being Able to Present

Create Slides People Will Remember

Keys in Presenting for Action

Accomplish 3 Things in 5 Minutes

Personal Reflection

Concept #3: Leadership Competency Fundamentals

“I am, as I’ve said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.” 

Billy Joel

What is a Competency

Competency Framework

Important Leadership Competencies

Sought-After Leadership Capabilities

Personal Reflection

Concept #4: Leadership Vision Fundamentals

“I skate to where the puck is gonna be, not where it has been.”

Wayne Gretzky

Intro to Vision

Vision as a Leadership Competency

Vision to Fit the People

A Mantra is a Useful Idea

When the Vision Isn't Clear

Past - Present - Future

Personal Reflection

I Recommend

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