Speaking Topics

Teaching audiences the power of influence can transform anyone, anywhere

The economy and competitive landscape has pushed work and life on the go, attention spans are shorter, and its more imperative now that we communicate and lead with purpose, confidence and positive action. You need results, you need to be influential.

Connie Dieken has made a name for herself as the preeminent expert and speaker on influential communication and leadership. As she speaks to companies and keynotes events worldwide, she customizes each talk to relevant industry challenges and corporate focuses. Currently, Connie’s message is tailored to these keynote topics, see how she can influence your audience to positive action.

Leaders: When your accountant walks the runway, run the other direction

In hindsight, the bedazzled briefcases signaled the debacle ahead. Let's set aside the Best Picture envelope nestled inside that caused the ruckus. The topsy-turvy spectacle was triggered by these black attachès—adorned with the golden logos of the Oscars and PriceWaterhouseCooper. These swag-clad beauties were designed to draw attention to the power couple as the accounting partners sashayed down the red carpet. And therein lies the root cause of the problem. When your accountant walks the runway, leaders should run the other direction.

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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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@ConnieDieken: Irene Rosenfeld, CEO who changed the snacks aisle, leaves Mondelez ft.com/content/16fc66… via @FT

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