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Eliminate Filler Words and Clean Up Your Vocabulary

Have you ever counted how often you say “kinda,” “sorta,” “you know,” “I guess,” and “like”? Filler words disable your message, detracting from your ability to be clear, understood, and credible. If you can’t state…

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What’s Your Point? 3 Rules For Communicating With Executives

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3 Ways Leaders Use Conflict to Find Creative Solutions to Problems

Tension is healthy when you give it space to spark creative solutions rather than erode the relationships among team members.   Every team is inherently dysfunctional. It’s the differences in…

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China 2.0: Four Things to Know Before Moving to The Wild Wild East

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4 Behaviors That Successful Leaders Avoid at All Costs

No matter where in the world you work, leadership challenges exist. One study gathered data from 763 participants in seven different countries and found that leaders face the same six…

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Why Aren’t More Mainland Chinese-born CEOs in Leading Foreign and Fortune 500 Companies?

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Forget PowerPoint: 3 Ways to Make Your Presentation More Relatable

Ever see this? People presenting at a meeting or pitching to clients will click to a slide, look at the audience, and then turn back to the slide. It’s like…

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The 3 Types of Fear That Are Hindering Your Growth as a Leader

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Leadership Blind Spots: Your Sh*t Shows Up