FORBES – The Benefits Of Simplicity

Being an effective manager is not about mastering mysterious and complicated methods.  It’s about keeping it simple and following old, proven, and even obvious ideas. What made a good leader in the past is still what makes one today: being competent, caring, and benevolent. Take time to understand your employees. Set thoughtful, logical goals for […]

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Speaking is no longer a soft skill

“If an entrepreneur can’t tell a convincing story, I’m not investing. You call it soft. I call it fundamental.” Warren Buffett would agree. Whenever Buffett is asked about the one most valuable skill that anyone can build today, he says public speaking. He even puts a value on it, “The one easy way to become worth 50 percent […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Applies Three Persuasive Communication Techniques To Answer Tough Questions – Forbes, Carmine Gallo

Excerpt from Forbes article by Carmine Gallo; 1. Use a simple three-part story structure. Cramer asked Cook to make the case for Apple’s stock, which had fallen about 4% since the first of the year. Cook immediately took control of the narrative and shifted the story away from the stock price which, as he correctly points […]

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When Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft in 2014, he inherited a company whose culture was known for hostility, infighting, and backstabbing among its top executives. To turn the company around, he made the members of his senior leadership team read the 2003 book “Nonviolent Communication” by the psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg. Nadella handed out […]

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