Presenting to the Executive Board

Executive Management Boards shape strategy, allocate resources and often make decisions based on presentations they hear during board meetings. I sit in on management meetings, primarily to observe and offer suggestions on how they can be more effective.  During these sessions it’s common to watch someone in the organization (marketing director, strategic project team leader) present to …

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Finding Advantage in Uncertainty

Uncertainty used to be a taboo subject for many managers.  “Being certain” was the sign of a solid, competent manager.  Expressing uncertainty could be seen as incompetence and might be damaging to the career of an aspiring manager. Not so today.  Leaders that encourage people to openly discuss uncertainty help them step into in the midst of what’s happening, rather than staying safe …

Giving the Boss Feedback

Giving the Boss Feedback

I have been fortunate in my business career.  Nearly all of the people I worked for were inspiring, interested in my development and open to “bottom up feedback”.  This might be one of the reasons I got into leadership development, with the early years of “positive leadership imprinting”. This isn’t always the case, as I’m often asked how to give …