A teenage art prodigy propelled onto the international media stage needed help unveiling a national peace monument to John Lennon, which held natural international acclaim.
A newly appointed CEO of an international financial firm had a lot to prove to his board and his company. His youth had overshadowed his intellect and his leadership abilities.
Corporate presentations are often filled with overwhelming amounts of content because in order for many to prove they've done their due diligence, they believe more is more.
You might expect that the CFO and Vice Chairman of a successful Fortune 500 company to naturally speak with memorable impact, but it’s rarely the case.
The president of a national industry organization needed to prepare for a speaking tour at high-profile industry events.
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Membership on a senior leadership team gives you immense cachet. You’re in a circle of highly visible, powerful leaders. Your role is complex. You simultaneously manage your own business unit, function, or division while serving on a senior team that creates the organization’s future. To boot, you may be vying with those peers for a higher spot in the succession plan. As an executive coach, I’ve noticed that many of you are grappling with some loaded questions: Do I have influence with my peers? How do I add value? And how do I handle the conflicts that arise when strong-willed leaders butt heads? Here are a few ideas to ponder:
As an executive, you're called upon to deliver important messages to your organization and the marketplace. People look to you to set the tone in public speaking. You want to come across as a strong leader, but natural. To complicate matters, your busy schedule doesn't allow a minute to spare. That's why you need to master the Teleprompter. Man and the machine are converging in today's media-centric world. If you're a leader, you're now a broadcaster. Or at least a narrowcaster with consequences. Soon, you'll be called upon to record crisp messages for both your organization's intranet and the broader Internet.