Category Archives: Communication

Letting go of Indecision with the Decision Catalyst

In episode 62 I speak with Linda Henman, The Decision Catalyst and founder of Henman Performance Group on how to make smart decisions. Linda shares some common reasons why we struggle when making decisions (particularly the big ones!), and provides insight into what we can do to make the decision-making process easier. Linda also provides solid advice on how each of us can learn to make strong decisions over and over again. In this week’s show you’ll discover specific action steps you can do on your own to become a more confident decision-maker!

Are some of us naturally better at making decisions than others? How would your life change if each time you made a decision you didn’t look back? Linda explores this topic and more as we learn about ourselves and how we make decisions. Do you make decisions from your rational self or your emotional self? Which is better and why? In this week’s show we look at this as well as discuss the role experience and judgement play in decision making.

Show Notes:
3:45 – The REAL reason we don’t make good decisions and how to let go of it for good
7:35 – Tips for recognizing why you are avoiding making a decision
10:45 – The power in making a decision and not looking back
13:40 – How to reduce fear when making a decision
16:00 – Is it important to take the emotion out of the decision making?
19:00 – Why it’s important to recognize when you’ve made good decisions
23:30 – Is a tough baby a sign of future good decision maker?
30:00 – The role self-awareness plays in decision making

About Linda Henman
Dr. Linda Henman works with Fortune 500 Companies and small businesses that want to think strategically, grow dramatically, promote intelligently, and compete successfully today and tomorrow. Some of her clients include Emerson Electric, Boeing, Avon and Tyson Foods.

Linda holds a Ph.D. in organizational systems and two Master of Arts degrees in interpersonal communication and organization development and a Bachelor of Science degree in communication. Whether coaching executives or members of the board, Linda offers clients coaching and consulting solutions that are pragmatic in their approach and sound in their foundation—all designed to create exceptional organizations.

She is the author of Challenge the Ordinary, Landing in the Executive Chair, and The Magnetic Boss among other works.

www.henmanperformancegroup.com

The Role of Communicating Strategically in Cutting Fresh Tracks

In this episode of Fresh Tracks I speak with best-selling author and speaker Dianna Booher about the important and yet often neglected act of communicating strategically. As leaders in our life, business and community, speaking strategically plays an instrumental role in our outcomes, how others perceive us, and our ability to manifest what we desire. Dianna shares best practices for answering important questions when you are caught off guard and teaches us a structure you can always follow to be concise and cover what you need to cover without advance preparation! Dianna also teaches us a 6-step process to becoming a strategic communicator – it’s something all of us can master.

What happens when you walk into a room? Do you command a presence or are you mostly ignored? Dianna shares expert advice on what it means to have a personal presence and helps us evaluate where to spend our time improving our presence. Finally, in this week’s show you’ll learn the number one complaint of senior executives and how to overcome it!

Show Notes:

1:52 – What makes strategic communication different than regular communication?
5:50 – How you can become a strategic speaker
10:10 – Six areas you must succeed in to be a successful entrepreneur
12:00 – The must-know strategic communication structure every Fresh Tracker needs to follow to answer strategically when caught off guard.
15:50 – Learn the number one complaint of senior executives and how avoid the trap
21:00 – What is personal presence? The four categories of personal presence and how they affect your success
24:50 – How to recognize if your personal presence is hurting you rather than helping you

About Diana Booher:

Dianna Booher is the bestselling author of 47 books, published in 60 foreign-language editions, with nearly 4 million copies sold. Her personal development topics include leadership communication, executive presence, writing, and life balance.

National media such as Good Morning America, USATodayThe Wall Street JournalInvestor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, Forbes.com, FOX, CNN, NPR, Success, FastCompany.com, and Entrepreneur have interviewed her for opinions on critical workplace communication issues.

Keynotes, consulting, and training clients include IBM, Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, BP, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, PepsiCo, Novartis, Honeywell, Merrill Lynch, Department of the Navy, and NASA, just to name a few.

She has been inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association. Success Magazine has named her to its list of “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century.” She also appears at #54 on the Cacotopia “Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World” list (2017).

www.CommunicateLikeALeaderBook.com or www.BooherResearch.com.