Category Archives: Business Presentations

Mitt, Newt, and Leadership Lessons from the Campaign

So what have we learned after nine months of almost continuous campaigning; over twenty debates; and three different contests (with a fourth coming soon)?

If you are a leader, the on-going battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich offers two important lessons about selling yourself and your ideas. Continue reading

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Let’s Be Honest About Dishonesty

Dishonesty is not new, but let’s be honest—our society has raised the rationalization of dishonesty to an art form.

When it comes to the truth, we embellish, expand, enrich, soften, shave, stretch, and withhold. We misspeak, pretend, bend, and improve. We are guilty of mistakes, misjudgment, and truthful hyperbole. We exaggerate, spin, filter, and inflate.

However, we rarely—or perhaps even never—believe that we are guilty of dishonesty.
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Yes, But How?

Consciously changing – even tweaking – a culture is hard work.. There is no twelve-step program. There are choices you can make that, over time, will help you repair a damaged culture or sustain and grow a positive one. Continue reading

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Randy’s Reading Two Great Books on Presentations

Brilliance is often ignored because of poor presentation. It is unfortunate, but it is true. That is why I’m excited to recommend two excellent books on making more effective presentations. Continue reading

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