Are the days of the "board and CEO" model numbered?
It might be time to rethink the traditional "board and CEO" leadership model as companies strive for radical innovation along with strategic agility and other goals, writes Anna Zanardi Cappon, an adviser of boards of directors.
Every new nonprofit needs a strategic plan to develop an organization’s mission and create a map for future growth. This step-by-step guide is perfect for beginners and will walk you through foundational elements, the ‘why’ behind planning and the benefits to this kind of future-thinking.
How to keep your cool when a conversation gets heated
Asking a simple question that calls for immediate reflection, keeping tabs on your own feelings and not taking things personally can quickly defuse a tense situation, writes John R. Stoker, president of DialogueWORKS. "
Improve your listening skills by paying full attention to the person you're with, restating their key points to ensure understanding, asking clarifying questions and making quick notes of important ideas, writes Brian Ahearn.
Use your slide deck to add to the narrative of your presentation with catchy title lines and enhancing information, as well as frequently using a keyboard shortcut to black out the screen, writes Gary Genard.
Ready to go beyond delivering information? Interested in getting on listeners' wavelength and staying there for the length of your speech? Download Dr. Genard's Free Presenter's Guide featuring 20 ways to connect with an audience.