Turbo Charge Your Career With The Most Powerful Leadership Tool Of All: The Leadership Talk (Part One)

Written by Brent Filson


PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH: This article may be republished in newsletters and on web sites provided attribution is provided torepparttar author, and it appears withrepparttar 105627 included copyright, resource box and live web site link. Email notice of intent to publish is appreciated but not required: mail to: brent@actionleadership.com

Word count: 879

Summary: The author asserts that presentations and speeches arerepparttar 105628 least effective means of leadership communication. There is a much more effective way:repparttar 105629 Leadership Talk. In this three part series, he describes underlying principles ofrepparttar 105630 Leadership Talk and ways to help develop and deliver it.

Turbo Charge Your Career With The Most Powerful Leadership Tool Of All: The Leadership Talk (Part One) By Brent Filson

Leaders speak 15 to 20 times daily. You speak at meetings, you speak across their desks, you speak onrepparttar 105631 phone, you speak in e-mails, you speak at lunch, besiderepparttar 105632 water cooler, and on elevators, etc.

It's inrepparttar 105633 interaction of those speaking encounters, multiplied daily, month in and month out, year in and year out, that you become a successful leader or not.

If those encounters are defined by Leadership Talks instead of presentations/speeches,repparttar 105634 effectiveness of your leadership will be dramatically increased, not only in your job but in your career.

Here's why: There's a ladder of verbal persuasion. The lowest rungs (least effective)of which are presentations and speeches. Primarily, they communicate information.

Butrepparttar 105635 highest rung,repparttar 105636 most effective way to communicate as a leader, is throughrepparttar 105637 Leadership Talk.

The Leadership Talk not only communicates information. It does something much more. It has you establish a deep, human, emotional connection with people so important in motivating them to achieve results.

Once you understandrepparttar 105638 Leadership Talk, you'll find it's indispensable to your leadership. You'll never go back to giving presentations/speeches again.

I'm going to show you what it is and a few tips on using it. But first, let's understand this important point: If leaders don't measure up, it's often because they act underrepparttar 105639 wrong premises. Here are two golden leadership premises that drive The Leadership Talk.

Premise one. Leadership is about one thing only, getting results, however you define and measure them. If you're not getting results, you're not a leader, or you won't be a leader for long. Leadership is not a measure of results; results are a measure of leadership.

That seems simple enough; but many leaders either ignore or misunderstand this premise. They may not know that getting results is their raison d'etre. Or they may be focusing onrepparttar 105640 wrong results. Or they may be going afterrepparttar 105641 right results inrepparttar 105642 wrong ways.

If leaders don't act onrepparttar 105643 above premise, they'll go wrong in countless ways.

Premise two: The best leaders get more results, get them faster, and get "more, faster" continually.

This too may seem like an obvious point, but it is a point many leaders miss as well. In leadership,repparttar 105644 greatest sin isrepparttar 105645 greatest treason, to getrepparttar 105646 right results forrepparttar 105647 wrong reasons.

For example, many leaders think that they can cost-cut their way to achieving a robust organization. Don't get me wrong: Cost-management should be an on-going effort in any organization, but to rely on it asrepparttar 105648 primary results-generator can lead to an organization being driven intorepparttar 105649 ground. Achieving "more, faster, continually" means going beyond an exclusive focus on cost-cutting and getting results by tappingrepparttar 105650 heart of whatrepparttar 105651 organization is all about.

The Leadership Talk: The Most Powerful Leadership Tool Of All (part 1)

Written by Brent Filson


PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH: This article may be republished in newsletters and on web sites provided attribution is provided torepparttar author, and it appears withrepparttar 105626 included copyright, resource box and live web site link. Email notice of intent to publish is appreciated but not required: mail to: brent@actionleadership.com

Word count: 879

Summary: The author asserts that presentations and speeches arerepparttar 105627 least effective means of leadership communication. There is a much more effective way:repparttar 105628 Leadership Talk. In this three part series, he describes underlying principles ofrepparttar 105629 Leadership Talk and ways to help develop and deliver it.

Turbo Charge Your Career With The Most Powerful Leadership Tool Of All: The Leadership Talk (Part One) By Brent Filson

Leaders speak 15 to 20 times daily. You speak at meetings, you speak across their desks, you speak onrepparttar 105630 phone, you speak in e-mails, you speak at lunch, besiderepparttar 105631 water cooler, and on elevators, etc.

It's inrepparttar 105632 interaction of those speaking encounters, multiplied daily, month in and month out, year in and year out, that you become a successful leader or not.

If those encounters are defined by Leadership Talks instead of presentations/speeches,repparttar 105633 effectiveness of your leadership will be dramatically increased, not only in your job but in your career.

Here's why: There's a ladder of verbal persuasion. The lowest rungs (least effective)of which are presentations and speeches. Primarily, they communicate information.

Butrepparttar 105634 highest rung,repparttar 105635 most effective way to communicate as a leader, is throughrepparttar 105636 Leadership Talk.

The Leadership Talk not only communicates information. It does something much more. It has you establish a deep, human, emotional connection with people so important in motivating them to achieve results.

Once you understandrepparttar 105637 Leadership Talk, you'll find it's indispensable to your leadership. You'll never go back to giving presentations/speeches again.

I'm going to show you what it is and a few tips on using it. But first, let's understand this important point: If leaders don't measure up, it's often because they act underrepparttar 105638 wrong premises. Here are two golden leadership premises that drive The Leadership Talk.

Premise one. Leadership is about one thing only, getting results, however you define and measure them. If you're not getting results, you're not a leader, or you won't be a leader for long. Leadership is not a measure of results; results are a measure of leadership.

That seems simple enough; but many leaders either ignore or misunderstand this premise. They may not know that getting results is their raison d'etre. Or they may be focusing onrepparttar 105639 wrong results. Or they may be going afterrepparttar 105640 right results inrepparttar 105641 wrong ways.

If leaders don't act onrepparttar 105642 above premise, they'll go wrong in countless ways.

Premise two: The best leaders get more results, get them faster, and get "more, faster" continually.

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