Learn the communication and leadership skills to become influential

Become the real deal and you’ll become the leader you’re meant to be.

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Are You an Influential Leader or Communicator?

You need Talk Less, Say More. It's the first book to deliver a proven method to master the core leadership skill of influence. It lays out a powerful 3-step method and guides you in how to influence others to take the action you want. This is the revolutionary guide that you need to make things happen.

As an accomplished businesswoman and Emmy award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Connie Dieken has spent her professional life surrounded by successful and influential leaders.

As a bestselling author, Connie gives readers her experience, research and knowledge of the secrets behind the influential leaders and communicators who run the world's most recognizable brands.

Whacking the CEO: The Bold New Moves Between the C-Suite and the Board

The CEO firing was direct and dismissive. Barnes & Noble didn't stick to the bland yet reliable “we’re moving in a different direction” script when it booted Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire. They didn’t give him a gentle heave-ho with the old standby “he’s stepping down to pursue different opportunities” tale. Instead, Barnes & Noble whacked their CEO in bold fashion. The core issue is trust. And trust is an endless dance.

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What Leaders Can Learn from Muhammad Ali’s Presence

His greatness — and crossover appeal — lived at the intersection of humanity, athleticism, and activism. Even in death, his presence is felt everywhere. Muhammad Ali was by far the most influential presence in sports. How did he shake up the world and rise from reviled to revered? And what can you do to build your own influential presence? Here are five lessons from Ali’s epic presence that you can use to maximize your own greatness:

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@ConnieDieken: Gain influence in your HR role. Looking forward to keynoting #NOHRC2017 @ClevelandSHRM #influence #SHRM #HR

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