Many companies “clam up” when a crisis hits or when the news is bad. But layoffs, or other difficult situations, require more communication, not less.
In terms of public perception, your CEO often is your company. That means that it’s incredibly important for her to communicate well. Here are six things that you can do to help make sure that she can.
It’s necessary to be courageous and realistic in confronting an issue if it happens at your organization. Active shooter crises are devastating and unpredictable events. We can’t predict them – but we need to be prepared for them. While the violent crime rate is dropping nationally, the incidence of mass shooting events has sharply increased in recent years, according to a new study.
The ability to communicate effectively is frequently ranked the number one key to success by business leaders. In one survey, American executives earning more than $250,000 a year were asked to cite the primary factors in achieving success. First on their list? Communication skills. Training with a communication coach can help.
Without thinking too hard, you can probably name a handful of CEOs who enjoy making presentations, talking about their company and the products it makes, and even spending time talking with the media. CEOs such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg all enjoy presentations – sometimes flashy ones, sometimes modest ones, but always entertaining and educational. Perhaps the king of CEO presentations was Apple’s Steve Jobs. Jobs was the classic showman. With his trademark look of a black turtleneck and jeans, people the world over would stop what they were doing to watch his presentations online whenever Apple…