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Emotion Trumps Everything

In reality, leader to subordinate is equivalent to parent/child

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Should we lecture (tell) about why or facilitate the discovery of why?

 

Parent to child conversation often feels like lecture to the child. Thirteen year olds aren’t thrilled with parental lectures.

What to do?

Stop lecturing.

How?

Adult learners, from the seasoned CEO to the brand new inexperienced, front-line employee, thrive in a learning environment that stimulates, not bores.

Facilitating, which is engaging, is the key, not lecturing, which is boring.

The 13-year old commented that our conversation was actually interesting and he asked me to keep going.

In reality, leader to subordinate is equivalent to parent/child. Think about it. Then use it to become a better parent leader.

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Professionally Speaking

Watching an engaging, dynamic, commanding speaker is awesome

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And my legs are far from being long – still cramped

 

Watching an engaging, dynamic, commanding speaker is awesome.

An executive shared she recently attended one of the best Universities in the world for an executive conference.

The art of exciting, inspiring, and motivating a tough (seasoned, with very high expectations) audience is indeed rare, hence valuable.

Like rare art, worth every penny you pay for it – assuming you can find the authentic piece.

She had not.

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