Carol Stephenson talks about the importance of CEO succession planning during Board meetings.

Carol Stephenson talks about the importance of CEO succession planning during Board meetings.

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At Corporate Class we prepare senior leaders to excel in the high-powered world of corporate Boards.

Hello, and welcome to this week’s video tip: The selection, performance monitoring and succession of the CEO.

Every Board of Directors most important responsibility is the selection, performance monitoring and succession of the CEO.

Succession planning includes review and input of C-suite members and other high potential people.

Whenever the board meets, succession planning is always a discussion topic.

I assure you that your board is continually and actively looking for opportunities with you.

The better your board knows you and your capabilities, the better it can positively influence planning to help you reach your potential.

Jim Collins, the American author made it very clear in his book Good to Great that great companies focus first on who, then on what. Warren Buffet says the same thing.

They recognize having the right people in the right place is the critical element of success in a business more than strategy and tactics.

Click on the link below to watch a short video where Jim explains how a CEO candidate famously pitched this theory to great acclaim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzIzEJq7caI

Also, be sure to click on the link below to visit our blog to read more about interacting with the board.

https://www.corporateclassinc.com/blog/2017/08/16/six-steps-board-presence/

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Great presentation skills includes skilled use of visual aids

Barry Kuntz

Great presentation skills includes skilled use of visual aids

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Great presentation skills include skillful use of visual aids.

Using black screens not visual slides when speaking is one of the best presentation skills tips.

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Executive Presence is more than leadership ability…

It is multi-faceted

Hello and welcome to this week’s EP tip

Great leaders know not to have a slide on the screen when they talk

Why?

They know that our eyes trump our ears

That means if they leave a slide on the screen

While they’re talking

The audience is looking at the visual

Not listening to what is being said

Visuals win out each and every time

Use visuals as a true aid

Have a ‘black’ slide displayed whenever you speak

Describe what’s about to be seen

Then…reveal the slide…don’t speak over it

Let the audience think about what you just said

And absorb how the visual supports you

A wise man once said

A picture is worth a thousand words

But a picture of a word is just that…

A picture of a word.

Here’s the link to a great video that shows

How visuals can overwhelm even a TED Talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/a_ted_speaker_s_worst_nightmare

For additional insights

Check out my article by clicking on this link:

http://www.blackislegroup.com/blog/entry/death-to-powerpoint

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Great leaders never miss an opportunity to express appreciation.

Barry Kuntz

Great leaders never miss an opportunity to express appreciation.

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One of the traits of a leader is remembering to extend a personal thank after every event.

 

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Executive Presence is more than leadership ability…

It is multi-faceted

Hello and welcome to this week’s EP tip

Great leaders never miss an opportunity

To express appreciation

And this is particularly true when

It comes to leaving an event

As a gracious guest

Leaders seek out the host or hostess

To extend a personal thank you

Within the week

They often follow up with a hand-written card

Handwritten thank-you notes make a lasting…

Memorable and positive impression

Often neglected…always appreciated

Make an effort to say thank you and good-bye

Follow up with a card

Sonya Parker is credited with saying

Almost everyone will make a good first impression

Only a few will make a good lasting impression

How true

Click the link below to see the results

Of Professor Monica Bartlett’s research that proves

Saying thank you grows relationships

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgYqyuLeayo

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One of the most effective presentation skills is using proper notes

Barry Kuntz

One of the most effective presentation skills is using proper notes

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Good leaders know they reflect excellent business presentation skills when they rely on notes.

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Executive Presence is more than leadership ability…

It is multi-faceted

Hello and welcome to this week’s EP tip

When good leaders speak

They don’t rely on their memory

Instead…they use proper notes

To keep them on message

Proper notes list every idea you plan to deliver

No more…no less

Not complete sentences…but ideas

Because that’s the way we talk

In bursts of ideas…separated by pauses

Use proper notes and you will never forget

To say anything important

Use proper notes to prevent you from rambling

To quote Franklin Delano Roosevelt…

Be sincere…be brief…be seated

Follow the link below.

It shows Rick Perry in a 2011 presidential debate forgetting

The name of one of three agencies he pledged to eliminate

If elected

Turns out…he never got the presidential nod but He now is Secretary of this agency…The US Energy Department

Ask yourself…would things have turned out differently

Had he used notes to keep him on track?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uvmKnFY4uk

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One of the foremost leaderships skills is team building

Christiane St.Amout-Rivard

One of the foremost leaderships skills is team building

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“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” typifies great leadership skills

Helen Keller famously made this statement that captures the spirit of teamwork

Check out this movie clip from “Here Comes the Boom” where Kevin James talks about teamwork:

Teamwork With A Cause.

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Connecting with the eyes is essential to excellent presentation skills

Colombe Nadeau-O'Shea

Connecting with the eyes is essential to excellent presentation skills

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One of the characteristics of a leader that clearly says professional presence is great eye contact.

Click the link below for some tips on how to hold great eye contact:

Eye Contact Tricks

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To master Executive Presence, you must be self-aware

Inthida Ngeth

To master Executive Presence, you must be self-aware

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Executive Presence is essential to take you where you know you belong

Discover your strengths with our unique 360-EP assessment and start on your journey of self-discovery:

EP Assessments

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Executive Presence is neither exclusive nor elusive.

Welcome to your weekly EP Tips.

In order to master your Executive Presence, you must be self-aware.

You need to know what your strengths and development opportunities are, how you are perceived by others, and what you need to do to get to where you know you belong.

The problem is women tend to be more fearful than men to ask for feedback, and also tend to receive less unsolicited feedback.

A great place to start is by conducting a 360-degree assessment.

As Dolly Parton said:

“ Find out who you are and do it on purpose”

Click the link below to find out more about our unique 360-EP assessment and start on your journey of self-discovery.

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Effective leadership sometimes means letting your team fail. Leadership skills include knowing when to let your team experience failure.

Christiane St.Amout-Rivard

Effective leadership sometimes means letting your team fail. Leadership skills include knowing when to let your team experience failure.

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Leadership Presence is more than just having the title – it is multifaceted

Question: Do you ever give your direct reports an opportunity to be unsuccessful?

Thomas Edison once said: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Giving your team an opportunity to be unsuccessful at something can be a significant learning opportunity.  In the effort of figuring out a method, process or new skill you are giving that individual a chance to learn, and grow but most importantly be resilient.

Make sure you are not giving them a task that is mission critical, offer ongoing support and take the time to debrief each step of the way so growth and development can occur.

If someone has an opportunity to grow and make mistakes we want to set them up for success.

Take a look at this short clip of J.K. Rowling talking about her moment of failure that led to great success.

Please don’t forget to visit our website and blog for more tips just like these.

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Executive presence is critical at networking events to enter – & exit conversations

Executive presence is critical at networking events to enter – & exit conversations

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Executive Presence is more than leadership ability – it is multi-faceted!

Hello and welcome to this week’s EP tip.

Great leaders know how to make a gracious exit from a conversation.  They know the etiquette and have mastered the technique.

If they are engaged in a group conversation and they haven’t committed to follow up with anyone after the event, they wait until they have finished a comment; smile, extend their hand for a handshake simply say something like “Glad we had a chance to meet and I look forward to the next time.  I’m going to introduce myself to some other people.  Enjoy the rest of the event.”

If it is a conversation where they have committed to follow up after the event, they note that in their closing comments.  “Glad we had a chance to meet.  Bill, I will email you the name of the book I was mentioning.  I’m going to introduce myself to some other people. Enjoy the rest of the event.”

Great leaders know that it is never professional to exit a 1:1 conversation with another person.  They don’t just leave that person to stand-alone.  Rather, they invite the other person to come with them to join another group; share a bit of time with that group and then exit graciously.

Robert Kiyosaki said, “The richest people in the world look for and build networks.  Everyone else looks for work.”

Click the link below for a quick recap on how to gracefully exit a conversation and build your network.

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Corporate mentorship offers feedback from senior executives to new professionals

Colombe Nadeau-O'Shea

Corporate mentorship offers feedback from senior executives to new professionals

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Professional Presence is more than leadership abilities – it is multi-faceted!

Hello and welcome to this weeks’ professional presence tip.

When starting on your career journey, having a mentor can be an incredible asset. Mentors don’t only inspire you; they can motivate, elevate, and connect you. They can also help you to effectively communicate your professional presence.

Early on in your career, search for someone in your field (or the field you would like to get into); someone who shares the same values as you, who will challenge you, and who you know will help you reach your potential.

Once you find your mentor, remember that keeping the relationship going is up to you, not them! Staying on top of things is a great way to show your leadership and communication skills.

Indra Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, said: “If I hadn’t had mentors, I wouldn’t be here today. I’m a product of great mentoring, great coaching… Coaches or mentors are very important. They could be anyone–your husband, other family members, or your boss.”

Watch the Ted Talk below by Ellen Ensher to discover why having a mentor is so important.
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In addition, visit our blog to find out more about how you can be the best mentee you can be!

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