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Those wishing to advance in their careers need more than tech and practical skills. Winning that next job or promotion requires learning how to manage your time and tasks, your communications skills both written and spoken, your customer service skills, and your leadership potential. This track will introduce you to the resources available to develop you as a professional and as a leader.
Effective Communication: Barriers and Strategies
People often don't realize that your voice inflection and body language are paramount in communication. Non-verbal and para-verbal communication make up 93% of any message received. This topic was presented at SpecTECHular by Karianne Brooks, and it discusses how to make the most out of communication, with a focus on making sure our non-verbal communication parallels the message we are intending to deliver.
Discovering Your Leadership Voice
Great leaders know they must provide value to the people who work for them that goes way beyond a paycheck. That value often comes in the guidance, the teaching, and the advice they share with their people. Many emerging leaders wonder how they’re going to find the words to say, and the right voice to share them with. Here are some thoughts about how to find your personal leadership voice.
How a Manager Becomes a Leader
There are some managers who are afraid to have any of their people “outshine” them. They fear their own image will be somehow reduced. But this is like a great conductor avoiding having anyone in the orchestra who plays any instrument better than they do. It just doesn’t make sense. No conductor can possibly play every instrument that well that they would have anything but awful musicians in the chairs as a result.