Tag Archives: Leadership

The Art of Powerless Communication

open-micI recently shared the presentation below at the first Chapter Meeting of the Professional Speakers Association of Namibia. The presentation is loosely based on the work and talk of Adam Grant at TEDxEast in 2013 and explores power dynamics in communication.

Specifically what to do when you are intimidated and you feel powerless in that situation. Our go-to strategy is to proclaim our individual excellence and competence, but that may not be the best strategy to employ to win over the audience.                    Enjoy…

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Quotes – Daily Inspiration

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Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

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Quotes – Daily Inspiration

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“Indecisiveness is one of history’s greatest leadership killers.” – Albert Mohler

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How to get your team moving towards your vision! Step 3

Execution

When the vision needs to get legs the wild horse attacks the confidence. With the insecurities of the followers the vision starts to become overwhelming and the followers might seem unwilling. If the leader is not careful within this setting the wild horse within him/her might sound the alarms of rebellion and cause him/her to throw accusations towards the team that cause even greater feelings of inadequacy. This would result in more confidence erosion and even greater drops in effectiveness.

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How to get your team moving towards your vision! Step 2

Presentation

When presenting the new vision the leaders often enter with the subconscious fear that they will be facing resistance. This fear plays itself out in their body language and tone of voice which makes up more than 90% of your communication power. The listeners will therefore believe the body instead of the spoken word.

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