Communication Archives -  Vistage Executive Street Blog

Irrelevant communication can drain your company. With the proper communication a good leader can get the best results from their marketing, employees, and relationships. The Communications category helps shed light on improving the working relationships of executives.

Self-awareness: The key to executive success

Self-awareness: The key to executive success

 

In a highly-competitive and sometimes overwhelming global business world, self-knowledge and self-awareness are the absolute key to success – and here’s why: those who are Read More

6 ways to manage difficult conversations

6 ways to manage difficult conversations

 

No one could believe it when RadioShack laid off hundreds of employees over email. But the sentiment behind that move is a common one. Read More

Proven methods to help keep employees engaged

Proven methods to help keep employees engaged

It’s estimated that 70% of the US workforce is disengaged today: do you know if your employees fall into that category? Are you tracking and Read More

How to build more meaningful relationships with your people

How to build more meaningful relationships with your people

How are you impacting your employees?

In the WSJ November Wall Street Journal/Vistage Small Business CEO survey, we asked our members how they communicate Read More

An opportunity to be grateful

An opportunity to be grateful

When it comes to keeping your employees engaged and happy, how do you really move the needle?

Some may say an increase in pay, a Read More

Big data conversations:  don’t get caught

Big data conversations: don’t get caught

Why and How of Engaging Customers

How can you effectively engage with your customers who operate at warp speed? We live in a world of Read More

Make Candor a Priority

Make Candor a Priority

When Bayer, a $7 billion multinational pharmaceutical company, acquired a smaller $300 million diagnostic company, Rolf Classon the CEO, chose to call it a “merger.” Read More

Developing Connections in the Workplace

Developing Connections in the Workplace

According to social science research conducted by Brian Uzzi, professor of leadership and organizational change at the Kellogg School of Management, most people choose friends Read More

You’ve Reached the Top – Now What?

You’ve Reached the Top – Now What?

Starting a business from scratch is different from stepping in and adding value to an existing company. Entrepreneurs love the challenges, risks, and thrills of Read More

How to Communicate After Random Violence Occurs at Your Company

How to Communicate After Random Violence Occurs at Your Company

You’ve survived the horrible tragedy of unexpected, undeserved violence at your company, but that’s not enough. People have questions. All kinds of people want answers Read More

How to Repair and Restore Work Relationships

How to Repair and Restore Work Relationships

Suppose that you have argued with a colleague and now avoid talking to him. Your relationship is damaged, and you wonder how to repair and Read More

Is Conflict Resolution Part of Your Corporate Culture?

Is Conflict Resolution Part of Your Corporate Culture?

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, but doesn’t have to be damaging if a culture of conflict resolution exists and there’s training to support it. Read More

Conversational Courage: Put Your Intelligence Into Action

Conversational Courage: Put Your Intelligence Into Action

We all recognize the need for courage to start a business, play competitive sports, incur risks in investments, lead a diverse team in competitive markets, Read More

Mastering Communications Up and Down

Mastering Communications Up and Down

We often get inquiries from companies wanting to know what it takes to manage up and manage down in order to:

  • Improve relationships, communications, efficiency,
  • Read More

Effective Communication to Effectively Persuade

Effective Communication to Effectively Persuade

Many of us act as though we all see the same reality, yet the truth is we don’t. Human beings have cognitive biases or blind Read More

Trust is Key to Intergenerational Dialogue

Trust is Key to Intergenerational Dialogue

Last summer at Vistage, we had the most robust internship program in our history.  While I believe these interns learned a great deal from the Read More

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom:  3 Communication Tactics for Your Team

From the Battlefield to the Boardroom: 3 Communication Tactics for Your Team

Every day I work with some of the top business owners, CEOs and executives in the Minneapolis-area. They demand the highest of standards. So when Read More

What You Can Learn from Sony’s Mistakes

What You Can Learn from Sony’s Mistakes

“I’m not the last person this is going to happen to.”

– Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment

Think about that nightmare that could Read More

Conversational Blind Spots at Work

Conversational Blind Spots at Work

Twenty-eight years ago I began my first experiment in what I call conversational intelligence. I was hired by Union Carbide to work with 17 high-powered Read More

Say That Again? Good Listening Equals Good Communication

Say That Again? Good Listening Equals Good Communication

For a manager, listening is perhaps the most important component of communication. It’s essential to move ideas from one person to another. Done well, it Read More

Join.me – The Web Conference Landscape Has Changed

Join.me – The Web Conference Landscape Has Changed

Those of you who know me or have seen me speak are very aware how much I abhor complicated technology. My belief is that technology Read More

What Most Managers Miss: The Insights of a New Hire

What Most Managers Miss: The Insights of a New Hire

I am constantly surprised at how many companies and organizations miss or under utilize an important human resources tool: onboarding. It may be one Read More

3D Breakthrough Methodology Transforms Mature Companies into Growth Companies

3D Breakthrough Methodology Transforms Mature Companies into Growth Companies

After several decades of helping companies grow, a few key concepts have emerged and become a strong foundation for the methodology we use with clients. Read More

Dear Geese: “Been there, done that!”

Dear Geese: “Been there, done that!”

Dear Geese,

Why do senior executives stop attending management-training classes? Is it because they think they already know all there is to know about management Read More

Better Decision Making Leads to Better Profits

Better Decision Making Leads to Better Profits

As leaders climb the leadership ladder, there is a critical deficiency in the learning process involving decision making. Although decision making is one of the Read More