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Facing the Music Takes Courage
Talk about throwing out the old rulebook. That’s what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did late last month when he conducted the first scheduled press conference in the central bank’s history. 
 
Usually, remarks by Bernanke come before Congress in response to representatives trying to grasp the subtleties of the economic landscape while pressing the Fed chairman for answers on why the jobs picture continues to look so bleak. Reporters and others that follow the economy closely dissect Bernanke’s every word, looking for hidden meaning, reasons for optimism or cause for panic.
 
Given this background, we think it took courage to face reporters directly and, of course, believe there’s a lesson here for leaders within organizations – the main one being: think through your message, and how you will articulate it, carefully. 

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May 2011
Vol. 5 | Issue 5 

 
LInda Live

May 12
 IABC/DC Metro Chapter Meeting

 
Linda will be offering real-world tips and actionable ways to help any manager effectively lead, motivate, and engage employees in her presentation, "Turning Managers into Leaders: Communication Secrets to Engage and Inspire."

June 14
2011 IABC World Conference
in San Diego

 
In an All Star Session, Gold Quill winner Linda Dulye, will present "Connect. Engage. Deliver: A Crash Course For Preparing Managers To Communicate Effectively." 
Taking the Balance Out of Treating Team Members Equally 
Do you treat your employees the same? In our view, the answer should be “sometimes.”

It might not make immediate sense to treat each of your team members differently, but when viewed on an individual basis, we think it makes even more sense to have different guidelines for each person. Here’s how imbalance can still add up to equality.
 
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Boost Your Credibility with Timely Responses
Technical organizations typically have service-level agreements – or SLAs – for delivering a completed product or service in a specific amount of time, or the amount of “uptime” for business-critical systems such as email.

When a member of your staff provides feedback, when can they expect follow-up from you? In other words, what’s your response-time SLA? 
 

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