Developing vocal executive presence

Review the video below and consider the tone and quality of your voice. Answer the following questions: What is your experience when speaking in front of a group of people? Do you enjoy the thrill or do you become paralyzingly anxious? How do people respond to your communication? Do you…

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Proactive Leadership

Review the article below. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest) rate yourself on each characteristic of proactive leadership. Note the areas of opportunity in your ratings and be prepared to discuss them. http://blog.envisio.com/top-10-characteristics-of-proactive-leaders

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Managing Up

Review the articles below and answer the following questions in your journals. http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/team-building-and-staffing/3-cardinal-rules-for-managing-your-boss/a/d-id/1297274 https://hbr.org/2014/12/what-executive-assistants-know-about-managing-up&cm_sp=Article-_-Links-_-End%20of%20Page%20Recirculation On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) rate your relationship with your boss. What are your boss’ values and priorities (personally and professionally)? Describe the relationship that your boss has with his or her…

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Understanding Reputation Capital

Leaders develop relationships and inspire employees based on trust. Employees trust the information and insight that a leader shares, therefore, it’s important to think about the behaviors that build trust. Review the video and reflect on your reputation with your supervisor, colleagues/peers, and those whom you supervise. Answer the following…

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Developing Leaders

Review the video below and answer the following questions in your personal journal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH9qvpXDVGI&feature=youtu.be https://youtu.be/MH9qvpXDVGI https://youtu.be/MH9qvpXDVGI If you took a 30 day vacation, who would lead in your absence? What are his or her strengths and challenges? How do their strengths and challenges compliment your own? What are his or…

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Redefining Stress

Review the videos below and In your personal journal write down 5 areas of stress at work and 5 areas of stress a home. Then watch the video below and respond to the reflection questions in your journal. Are there any similarities in the work and personal stressors? How are…

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Making organization a priority

Review the article by clicking the link below: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242359 Next, close your eyes and take a deep breath, visualize the places in your work or home area that have clutter. Select one place where you have piles or clutter and commit to spending 30-60min organizing this area. As you move…

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Analyzing and Creating Systems

Select an area of work that you think may need a system created or modified. In your personal journal write down the details of the existing process to include the following: What is the purpose of the existing process? What is the goal to be accomplished? Who is responsible for…

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Maximizing Conflict

All organizations and leaders experience conflict. Some try to avoid it and others embrace it as an opportunity to stimulate creative thinking and problem-solving. Let’s reflect on the useful aspect of conflict by viewing this video. http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree

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Using Speech to Build Relationships

View the video and reflect on how you use or could use your voice and speech to build relationships. This is particularly helpful for those who manage remote employees. http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen

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