The situation below is completely true and yet completely fiction:
You’re on one side of a quickly Windexed boardroom table. You had accepted the offer for coffee when you arrived, and it is half-full now, cold, sitting in front of you. Across from you are three to five people. These people are your potential clients. They fit the archetypes you know from being in boardroom situations. There is the boss who makes the final decision, the executive who read some marketing articles that morning in Fast Company, the naysayer who will not like any ideas (including his own) and the overworked person who will be tasked with implementing everything you are pitching.
They stare at you cow-eyed while you run through your vision. They look at your proposal numbers. The executive smiles slightly.
“So where does this all start?” says the boss.
Former EY Entrepreneur of the Year and founder of Suretank Patrick Joy has been appointed as a non-executive director of communications company TPI Group.
Business and Leadership – Leadership
Van Gorder has carried with him lessons he learned as a security guard and a police officer to lead Scripps Health from near bankruptcy to a dominate market position. He explains several behaviors that will help to connect with people and lead from among them. For instance he recommends that you:
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