Dianna Booher works with organizations to help them communicate clearly and with leaders to increase their influence by a strong executive presence.
Brad Szollose and I interviewed Dianna for Journey To Success Radio.
Some of the topics we discussed include:
What’s the ONE question that all leaders MUST
have an answer for? And what’s the absolute WRONG answer to that question?
Why do people micromanage? And what can you do
if you work for a micromanager?
You caution against hiring TOXIC employees. I
suppose you do that with great interview questions. Can you give some example
questions to weed out these toxic people?
4. You say speaking mastery is a must for today’s leaders. Why is that so? And what are the key characteristics that audiences expect and that leaders must master to be effective?
6. You say that “speed is the new metric for quality communication”? What kind of response time do employees expect from a supervisor?
Dianna Booher is the bestselling author of 47 books, published in 60 foreign-language editions. Her latest books include:
· Communicate Like a Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done
· What MORE Can I Say? Why Communication Fails and What to Do About It
· Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader
· Communicate With Confidence: How to Say It Right the First Time and Every Time
National media such as Good Morning America, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, Fast Company, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, Success, and Entrepreneur have interviewed her for opinions on workplace communication issues.
She’s the CEO of Booher Research, a communication consulting firm, with clients that include IBM, ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Pepsico, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Department of the Navy, NASA, and more than one-third of the Fortune 500.
Dianna has earned some of the highest recognitions in her industry:
· “Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World” (Richtopia’s 2017 List––#54)
· Speaker Hall of Fame (induction by the National Speakers Association)
· “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century” by Successful Meetings magazine
· “Top Leadership 500” by Leadership Excellence magazine
· “Top 100 Minds on Personal Development” by Personal Excellence magazine
· “Top 30 Global Communication Gurus”
· “Top 100 Thought Leaders in America” by Leadership Excellence magazine
· “Best of the Best: Top 25 Business Books of the Decade” by Executive Soundview Summaries
"People don't leave an organization; they leave a boss" has become a truism in the workplace. The most common issue is that employees who get promoted from supervisor to manager or from manager to senior executive don't have adequate leadership and communication skills for the job. As a result, they are stuck in micromanagement mode.
This audiobook addresses the micromanagement problem by providing principles to help professionals think, coach, converse, speak, write, and meet strategically to deliver results. Booher guides listeners through the transition from being a tactical thinker conducting day-to-day administrative work to a strategic thinker dealing with critical problem analysis, generating innovative ideas and aiming at a targeted solution. While strategic thinking is the first step to standing out, if you are unable to communicate your strategic thinking, you will remain stuck. Booher's research-based practice of strategic communication gives managers the training they desperately need as they move into leadership positions.
The ability to take your knowledge, experience, and judgment and translate it for different groups and different levels in an organization transforms leaders from being ordinary to extraordinary.