The Myths and Assumptions about Emotions

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When leaders communicate, they often focus on message clarity and overlook its important emotional component. Many cling to old assumptions about being emotionally expressive. “Emotional leadership is the spark that ignites a company’s performance, creating a bonfire of success or a landscape of ashes.” –Daniel Goleman, Harvard Business Review, December 2001 To generate excitement and engagement, […]

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Leadership and Emotional Expressiveness

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How well do the leaders in your organization express their emotions? What about you? Can you and do you appropriately articulate your feelings? Do you use emotional expressiveness to persuade and inspire others? “Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are […]

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2 Additional Power Cues for Leadership Communication

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In this series of posts on leadership communications, I’ve been sharing the seven power cues from author Nick Morgan in Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014): Self-awareness Non-verbal communications Unconscious messages Leadership voice Social signals Reprogramming the unconscious Synchronizing with stories […]

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3 More Power Cues for Leadership Communication

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I’ve been reading and sharing about how leadership communication can create more powerful impact with people. In my last post, I shared the first two of the seven power cues from author Nick Morgan in Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014): […]

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Leaders Need to Master these 2 Power Cues

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While it’s nice to believe in personal autonomy, most of us have an exaggerated sense of what we control — particularly our thoughts and feelings. We can, however, learn to master seven power cues of leadership communication by becoming more aware of our unconscious mental activity. As a result you will be rewarded with greater […]

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