communication | Valerie MacLeod

14 March 2018

10 Tips for Great Conversations

14 March 2018, Comments: 0

  Always in a hurry, but you want to communicate better? Celeste Headlee gives a great TED talk about how to have a better […]


28 February 2018

5 Keys to Effective Communication

28 February 2018, Comments: 0

  Do you ever wonder why your staff didn’t “get the message”? Communication is not easy. There are 5 keys to successful communication – […]


8 June 2016

Do you have the courage of a lion or are you a scaredy cat?

8 June 2016, Comments: 0

  “You can’t get to courage without walking through vulnerability.” – Brene Brown If you want to be a more successful leader, add vulnerability […]


16 March 2016

How to hear what isn’t being said

16 March 2016, Comments: 0

  Peter Drucker said, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” I love that quote. But exactly HOW do you […]


9 March 2016

Secrets for Presentation Success

9 March 2016, Comments: 0

  Are you nervous during presentations? Do your palms sweat, stomach dance & heart pound? I have successfully applied the concepts from TED talks […]


2 March 2016

The Secret to Great Communication

2 March 2016, Comments: 0

  There are many checklists for good communication. They all have good ideas. But there is one secret to great communication that is usually […]


25 November 2015

The easy ways to motive others – you can’t!

25 November 2015, Comments: 0

  Motivation comes from within each person. As a leader you cannot motivate others, you can simply give them the right environment and reasons […]


11 November 2015

7 Ways to Improve Email Communication

11 November 2015, Comments: 0

  Email communications cause unanticipated problems. I remember one flurry of emails that was started because of a typing error – people got upset […]


4 November 2015

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

4 November 2015, Comments: 0

“Don’t kill the messenger. Receive the message.” – Michael Brown I worked for a manager who was erratic. We never knew how he was […]


1 April 2015

Is Teamwork Worth It?

1 April 2015, Comments: 0

  Ben was a good leader, but he felt he was spending too much time ensuring his staff team worked smoothly towards their goals. He stopped by […]