Want to See Change? Provoke It – Here’s How

Want to See Change? Provoke It – Here’s How

Provocation is a force for change that often carries a negative connotation. It’s a term that is often linked to aggressive behavior, or a characteristic that incites conflict and struggle. And while the ability to provoke has created some of the most disastrous...
Powerful Messages Use Powerful Words

Powerful Messages Use Powerful Words

The language of leading is built on one’s ability to perceive, relate, and communicate—after all, it is a language! What we communicate through our non-verbal cues is extremely important, but so are the words we choose in any given situation. Powerful leaders who...
Lead a Horse to Water, Then Persuade It to Drink

Lead a Horse to Water, Then Persuade It to Drink

Humans are stubborn. However, they can be reasoned with, appealed to, inspired, and persuaded. Perhaps you can’t make that horse drink the water you led him to. You can, however, lead those around you to “water,” and persuade them to act and drink. In previous posts...

Deciding On Your Call to Action

When you walk into a meeting, what do you want your audience to do? What is your call to action? Focus on these three outcomes: What do you want them to think? What do you want them to feel? What do you want them to do? Build in, before you leave a call to action,...