6 Tips to Speak Confidently in Meetings (Even When You’re A Bit Scared)

Based on an article written by Melody Wilding, LMSW When I speak to a group, I am surprised that one of the most recurring questions people ask is: ‘How can I speak confidently in meetings?’ Next Week? How to get people to speak up in meetings. It usually comes up in raising issues derailing a project or impacting the organization’s health and culture. Most people are very anxious about raising issues that they may feel are contentious—the idea of speaking in front of peers and bosses…

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Why You Might Need A Modern Sergeant Major

This article was based on work done by the McChrystal Group I write this as I reflect on my Army career, finishing my time as Company Sergeant Major and Acting Regimental Sergeant Major. I wanted to share my thoughts on why I think your organization might need a Sergeant Major – or at least somebody doing that work. Gone are the days when the stereotypical Sergeant Major was someone with a large frame, large moustache and spent their time standing by the Commanding Officer and focused…

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What Is a Red Team Exercise & Why Should You Conduct One?

The most enduring leadership lesson I ever learned was a military adage that says: "Your plan is only good until first contact with the enemy. And the enemy's job is to stop your."  In military training, friendly forces are called the 'Blue Team,' while enemy forces are considered the 'Red Team.' The Red Team's job is to stop the Blue Team's plan. Read more about planning Red Teaming Recently a simulated battle took place at the U.S. Marine Corps training Centre at Twentynine Palms, California. The…

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