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Why a 20-Minute Presentation Always Beats a 60-Minute One - Forbes

Why a 20-Minute Presentation Always Beats a 60-Minute One - Forbes | ManagerSkills | Scoop.it
The science behind your audience's attention span should influence the length of your next presentation.
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John Michel's curator insight, January 26, 2013 4:04 PM

it turns out 20 minutes is the optimal length of a presentation. Some people might argue, “I have too much to say. I can’t possibly deliver all the information in twenty minutes.” Try to do it anyway. Your presentation will be far more impactful and creative simply by going through the exercise. Matthew May’s new book, The Lawof Subtraction, explains the science behind it. According to May, “Creativity thrives under intelligent constraints.” May persuasively argues that by establishing a boundary or limit to the presentation, it provides a focus and a framework for creativity to flourish. “Recent studies offer evidence that, contrary to popular belief, the main event of the imagination—creativity—does not require unrestrained freedom; rather, it relies on limits and obstacles.”

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com



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Eight Leadership Lessons From The World's Most Powerful Women - Forbes

Eight Leadership Lessons From The World's Most Powerful Women - Forbes | ManagerSkills | Scoop.it
Some of the world's most successful women show what it takes to get to the top.
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The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken - Forbes

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken - Forbes | ManagerSkills | Scoop.it
When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure.
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Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace

Developing Charisma - Increasing Your Influence in the Workplace | ManagerSkills | Scoop.it

Have you ever worked with a very charismatic leader?


If so, then it's likely that almost everyone in the organization liked, trusted, and admired this person.
People listened when she talked, colleagues supported her ideas, and talented people wanted to join her team. In short, everyone wanted to be around this person!

 

Charisma is something that many people believe you're born with. However, this isn't the case – you can become more charismatic, and we'll explore how you can develop charisma in this article

 

Defining Charisma

 

Charisma is a collection of traits and behaviors that make you appeal to other people. The word comes from the Greek word "charis," which means "grace" or "gift."

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/KJZ7WX


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Stop Being Comfortable & Start Being Motivated

Stop Being Comfortable & Start Being Motivated | ManagerSkills | Scoop.it

Like most, you probably don’t like new things that you can’t control.

You prefer to be in your comfort zone.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:22 AM

(From the article): As we head into the New Year, ask yourself, “Am I too comfortable?”

 

Ask, “What do I want to accomplish?”

 

Then, make a decision to leave your comfort zone.

 

Don’t sit there any longer.

 

Don’t settle anymore.

 

And of course, don’t be comfortable.

 

What do you need to leave your comfort zone to achieve?

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, February 4, 2013 11:38 AM

fantastic scoop, thanks Dan!

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 5, 2013 7:01 PM

change=growth

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The One Leadership Trait That Separates Superachievers From Underperformers - Forbes

The One Leadership Trait That Separates Superachievers From Underperformers - Forbes | ManagerSkills | Scoop.it
Research shows that
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Why Coaching is the Way to Go in Team Management

Why Coaching is the Way to Go in Team Management | ManagerSkills | Scoop.it

Coaching is one of the six emotional leadership styles proposed by Daniel Goleman. Moreover, it is a behavior or role that leaders enforce in the context of situational leadership...

Coaching builds up confidence and competence, promotes individual and team excellence, develops high commitment to common goals and produces valuable leaders...

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Is coaching a crock? How to find value in a coaching relationship.

Is coaching a crock? How to find value in a coaching relationship. | ManagerSkills | Scoop.it

An increasing number of people are engaging with a coach to assist them with further developing their business acumen. In considering such, it is important to ensure the following five factors:

- clear objectives;

- measurables outcomes;

- frequent interactions;

- mutual respect;

- unique approach.

I would add kindness and compassion...

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