Communicate Like a Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done

  • 4h 28m 59s
  • Dianna Booher
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2017

People often get promoted to leadership positions without knowing how to communicate an inspiring strategic vision to the people who report to them. So they focus on what they know: tactics, not strategy. As a result, they become stuck in micromanagement mode.

Dianna Booher wants to prevent micromanagement before it happens by providing you with the right leadership communication skills. Grounded in extensive research, this book offers practical guidelines to help professionals think, coach, converse, speak, write, meet, and negotiate strategically to deliver results. In thirty-six brief chapters, Booher shows you how to communicate effectively to audiences up and down the organization so you can fulfill your most essential responsibilities as a leader.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: Communicating as a Leader and as a Manager
  • Chapter 2: Have a Ready Answer for THIS One Key Question—Always
  • Chapter 3: Make Sure the Team Knows the Deliverables
  • Chapter 4: Build a Culture of Trust
  • Chapter 5: Hire Based on Core Character and Competency
  • Chapter 6: Nix Micromanaging and other Negatives
  • Chapter 7: Squelch the Urge to Hoard
  • Chapter 8: Guide with Strategic Questions
  • Chapter 9: Dislodge Log-Jamming Directives
  • Chapter 10: Become a Coach, Not a Critic
  • Chapter 11: Give Kudos That Count
  • Chapter 12: Fire People to Be Fair
  • Chapter 13: Energize Rather than Demoralize
  • Chapter 14: Course-Correct Quickly after Bad Decisions
  • Chapter 15: Develop Your People
  • Chapter 16: Be Intentional about Your Communication Standards
  • Chapter 17: Be a Leader Who Laughs
  • Chapter 18: Respond Promptly in the Age of Twitter
  • Chapter 19: Learn to Apologize or Pay the Penalty
  • Chapter 20: Keep Your Networks Active
  • Chapter 21: Determine Your Goals, Value, and Walk-Away Point
  • Chapter 22: Adopt Strategic Negotiation Practices
  • Chapter 23: Aim to Do the Second Deal
  • Chapter 24: Increase Your Executive Presence
  • Chapter 25: Dump Your Data to a Storyline
  • Chapter 26: Engage with Great Stories
  • Chapter 27: Be Brief or Be Dismissed
  • Chapter 28: Prepare for Off-the-Cuff Comments
  • Chapter 29: Let Them See How You Think
  • Chapter 30: Trust the TA-DA Template™
  • Chapter 31: Use Social Media Strategically—Don't Spray Paint
  • Chapter 32: Consider a Meeting before the Meeting
  • Chapter 33: Plug Power into Your Agenda
  • Chapter 34: Make Little Meeting Matters a Big Deal
  • Chapter 35: Meet like You Mean Business
  • Chapter 36: Know Your Meeting ROI


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