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10 posts tagged with "communication"

The World Has Been Screaming…Have You Been Listening?

The World Has Been Screaming…Have You Been Listening?
Maybe I’m alone, but this summer has left my ears ringing and heart broken. Since the middle of June, our species (yes that’s one thing we have in common) has raised its’ “Violent Voice” and SCREAMED into reality horrible acts of violence like the Orlando massacre, Istanbul bombing, and the senseless killings around the United States…which oddly enough made people SCREAM LOUDER! Read More

5 Surefire Ways To Ruin Your Presentations

5 Surefire Ways To Ruin Your Presentations
Whether you’re presenting in a weekly meeting to co-workers, pitching a proposal to a potential client, or giving a keynote talk at a conference, the following are my top 5 ways to ruin your presentation. Read More

Want To Become A LEADER WORTH FOLLOWING...Start By Finding Your VOICE

Want To Become A LEADER WORTH FOLLOWING...Start By Finding Your VOICE
Even though it’s been over twenty-five years since my wife made the decision to take our son and file for divorce, just recalling that moment brings me to tears. In addition to my marital catastrophe, I also lost my job, as well as the respect of friends and family…it was definitely the lowest point in my life and there’s no question at that time, I was NOT (whether with family or in my business) a Leader Worth Following! Read More

If You Want To Improve Your Leadership Skills---Spend A Day Caddying

If You Want To Improve Your Leadership Skills---Spend A Day Caddying
Yes, today was the start of The Masters Golf Tournament, and since I didn’t qualify to play, I did the next best thing…I caddied. Read More

Three Possible Reasons Why NETworking Is NOTworking For You

Three Possible Reasons Why NETworking Is NOTworking For You
Several times a month I have the opportunity to be a guest speaker at various networking events. Often, the organizer keeps my selection a secret from the group. So, I’ll usually dress down, slip in, and just act like a new member. After being introduced, (usually to everyone’s surprise) Read More

Becoming A Great Leader Is NO LAUGHING MATTER---Or Maybe It Is?

Becoming A Great Leader Is NO LAUGHING MATTER---Or Maybe It Is?
A two year study by the Bell Leadership Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, found that the phrase, “sense of humor” is mentioned twice as much as other phrases when describing a GREAT LEADER. Dr. Gerald D. Bell, the founder and CEO of Bell Leadership Institute says… Read More

Want To Know A Skill Most Great Leaders Have---But That Few People Talk About?

Want To Know A Skill Most Great Leaders Have---But That Few People Talk About?
It’s fascinating to me that with all of the articles, books, talks, training, podcasts, events, and courses on the subject of Leadership, the importance of a “Battle Cry” is rarely addressed. Yet, if you study history, most of the Great Leaders of armies, countries, religions, athletic teams, and corporations have utilized one to rally their followers. Read More

Thinking Small in a Big World

Thinking Small in a Big World
Looking back on your life, have you ever experienced buying a new car, or another item, and immediately after taking possession, you notice what you purchased seems to be everywhere you look? Pretty crazy how that happens isn’t it? Quite simply, you shifted your thinking from “filtering out” to “filtering in,” and I’m interested to see if this article produces a similar result for you. Read More

5 Words That Can Change Your Life

5 Words That Can Change Your Life
For those who may be unfamiliar with the gentleman in the picture, he’s known around the globe as “The most interesting man in the world,” courtesy of a clever advertising campaign by the Dos Equis Beer Company. In each ad or commercial, an unseen narrator shares an extraordinary accomplishment, or elaborates on a remarkable skill the man possesses, which reinforces the title bestowed upon him. And until recently, it was just an ad to me…but then I discovered 5 incredible words. Read More

Priceless Leadership Lessons

Priceless Leadership Lessons
One of my favorite poems of all time is by Robert Frost. The title is, The Road Not Taken, and I especially love the last three lines, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --- I took the one less traveled, and that has made all the difference.” A number of years ago, I watched as those words came to life, and that experience taught me several priceless leadership lessons. Read More
Duane Cummings