Thursday, August 3, 2017

Five Leadership Skills Takeaway

I speak to Young Leaders Licking of County today.  A couple dozen young professionals get time chatting with me and time riding a Segway PT on our Port Authority campus.

I have no doubt they are here for the Segway experience, but I hope to leave them with more than that memory to take away.

Here's my short list of five leadership skills takeaways that I'm sharing:

On Negotiations (from Jack Kaine)
When there is a conflict between a person's mouth and their feet, believe their feet.  Know tactics not to use them but to know when they are being used on you.

On Interactions (from Michael Allosso)
Use TSP -- Truthful, Specific, and Positive comments best in interactions.  You need all three though.

On Public Speaking (also from Michael Allosso)
Like a movie or a performance, have a strong opening and a strong closing.  Eye contact is important.

On Humility (unattributed)
More can get done if you don't worry about who gets credit.

On Ethics (from Rotary International)
Rotary has its four-way test for use in life and business.  1.) Is it the truth? 2.) Is is fair to all concerned? 3.) Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4.) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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