Featured Leadership & Executive Presence

Communication is an Essential Leadership Skill

Praise for All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence
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Featured Leadership & Executive Presence

25 Lessons Over 25 Years

Turpin’s twenty-fifth anniversary is this week. That’s an exciting and satisfying thing for me to think about. Strangely, I’m writing this at the office (I usually write at home) on the old...
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Featured Leadership & Executive Presence

8 Tried-and-True Steps to Building Trust

When we wrote about Turpin’s culture last fall, we had no idea who it might lead us to. As friends do, they lead you to their friends, and the next thing you know, you’re being interviewed for an...
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Featured Leadership & Executive Presence

Communicate Like a Leader

Communication is an Essential Leadership Skill I recently watched a TED talk by Simon Sinek called “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe.” His talk motivated me to buy his latest book, Leaders Eat...
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Featured Facilitation

Ground Rules for Effective Meetings: A Pledge for Greater Efficiency

This infographic is intended for printing and hanging in your conference rooms. Please let us know if you have any feedback.
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Leadership & Executive Presence - Nov 29, 2016

Turpin Communication's Culture – What We Stand For

Two recent events triggered the Turpin Team to discuss our culture, values, and generally what we, as an organization, stand for. It’s not that we don’t know who we are. We do. We live our values every day, but we never...
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Leadership & Executive Presence - Mar 29, 2016

Great Leaders and Great Trainers Have a Lot in Common

Originally published by Training Industry's blog March 9, 2016
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Facilitation - Aug 19, 2013

Wearing Two Hats: Facilitating Successful Meetings When You’re the Boss

Facilitating a group discussion always brings with it a unique set of challenges. Every group involves different personalities, perspectives, and needs. Facilitators have to work hard to create an environment in which a...
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2 min read
Facilitation - Dec 5, 2012

Trusting and Being Trusted

Earlier this year, Greg Owen-Boger posted a blog entry here called “TRUST: It’s Yours to Lose”In it he talked about what a senior executive needed to do to keep the trust of the people in his organization. Greg’s point was about...
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Facilitation - Apr 16, 2012

They Won’t Speak if You Don’t Listen

  One of the biggest problems facilitators have is very basic: failure to stay in the moment to listen and respond to what people have to say. When we work with facilitators in our workshops, we always say that there are two...
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