Speak with Deep Connection

By Dr. RB Hernandez

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Some of the comments in reference to Angela Ahrendts, the latest Apple executive to leave included, “Where she goes, I will follow. When she spoke, it was like she was speaking to me. I felt like we were in this together…” said a former assistant who worked under Ahrendts while she was CEO at Blackberry.

When leaders speak with a deep connection, where individuals in an audience feel they are speaking directly to them, it is very powerful indeed. It is critical to forgo jargon and speak from the heart, from one’s experience and wisdom. If a leader can speak in such a manner, those that listen will indeed follow…

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