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The Look & Sound of Leadership

An ongoing series of Executive Coaching Tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived.

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Personal Branding

Each one of us has a personal brand. Every day we reinforce our brands consciously or unconsciously. The tools in this episode will help you craft your brand with intention. 


9 Jul 2014

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A crucial skill even if you’re in your job for life—which you’re not!


10 Sep 2009

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Becoming Expert

This month’s coaching conversation focuses on a leader striving to become “more visible.” She and Tom imagine raising her presence by giving her a way to speak about herself as an expert without feeling like she’s bragging. A challenging needle to thread! If you want help on this topic, Tom mentioned a resource he strongly recommends “Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It” by Peggy Klaus. In the archive, this episode is tagged in four categories: For Women Executive Presence Perception - How You're Perceived Self-Talk Five related episodes are: Act “As If” Acting on the Corporate Stage Personal Branding Speaking Your Truth The Look & Sound of Self-Esteem The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/ Subscribe to the HTML version at: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/ Be in touch with Tom at: https://essentialcomm.com/contact/


7 Mar 2019

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Three Words You Should Never Say

Want to boost your credibility? Stop saying these words.


8 Jul 2010

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The Sound of Leadership and of Management

Some ways of speaking lend themselves to more effective management. And some ways of speaking lend themselves to more effective leadership. This episodes explores those differences.


1 Feb 2018

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Sorting and Labeling

The communication tool that will set you above the rest.


6 Aug 2009

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Sounding Well-Spoken


2 Apr 2009

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Handling Defensive Behaviors


23 Sep 2010

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Communicating with Clarity

Expert communicators put up signposts so their listeners can follow them easily. Using these “frameworks” can distinguish you as a clear and expert communicator.


10 Jan 2013

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The Art of Chat


2 Oct 2008

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Ask for What You Want

Give yourself permission to ask without apology or fear.


6 Jun 2008

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Three Little Phrases with Big Impact

Phrases to keep people listening to your data and to get people to comply with your decisions.


2 Dec 2010

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Creating Clarity


22 Oct 2009

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This month’s coaching conversation explores how hard it can be to say ‘no’ sometimes. Together, Tom and his client come up with four strategies for setting better boundaries.This month’s coaching conversation explores how hard it can be to say ‘no’ sometimes. Together, Tom and his client come up with four strategies for setting better boundaries. Tom mentions three books that will help you speak up and set boundaries:  Crucial Conversations https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Second/dp/0071771328/ The Four Agreements https://www.amazon.com/Four-Agreements-Toltec-Wisdom-Collection/dp/1878424580/ Leadership and Self-Deception https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Self-Deception-Getting-Out-Box/dp/1523097809/ If you want to receive a zip file with Executive Coaching Tips related to assertiveness, reach out to Tom at: info@essentialcomm.com This Tip is in four categories in the archive: Developing New Behaviors Personal Growth & Self-Development Self-Talk For Women Lots to browse through! Five related Coaching Tips you can listen to are Act “As If” The Executive Impostor The Many Parts of You Taming the Wild Child Self-Awareness & Self-Management The archive is at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/ Get the HTML transcript: https://essentialcomm.com/subscribe/  Be in touch with Tom: https://essentialcomm.com/contact From everyone at “The Look & Sound of Leadership,” thanks! See you next month!  


14 Nov 2019

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Executive Presence - Three Pillars

This month’s coaching conversation explores the three pillars of executive presence. In this episode's commentary, Tom mentions research about Executive Presence conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation. The key findings are available at: https://www.talentinnovation.org/publication.cfm?publication=1340 Three episodes grew directly from ideas in that white paper: Gravitas Emotional Intelligence Showing Teeth The Executive Coaching Tips archive has a filter for "Executive Presence." It's at: https://essentialcomm.com/tag/executive-presence/ Four additional episodes you might listen to are: Conquering Fear Inhabiting Executive Presence Short Sounds Confident The Voice of Authority Browse the entire archive at: https://essentialcomm.com/podcast/ Be in touch with us at: info@essentialcomm.com


10 Jan 2019

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Negative Self-Talk


24 Jun 2010

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Answer What's Asked

How to sound executive when answering questions.


18 Sep 2008

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The Look & Sound of Self-Esteem


21 Oct 2010

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Leading Teams

Five questions your team needs to answer if they're all going to move in the same direction. Plus a four-layer pyramid that needs defining.


3 Nov 2011

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Coaching Your People

Helping develop your people is a win for everyone. But developing people is quite different from managing people: developing people requires you to be a coach. Here’s how.


1 Apr 2015

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