All Posts by Roy Terry

Most people build presentations backwards. Can we stop?

We have a problem with presentations in business. A focus problem, A length problem. A message problem. An energy problem. Even a relevance problem. We all know this and so does Huffington Post and Harvard Business Review. The question is, How do we fix it? Let’s start at fundamentals: We have a problem because we’re going at […]

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Leaders need not eat at all! (No Apologies to Simon Sinek)

It’s February and 10% of the year is gone. Remember your New Year’s resolutions? No matter. Here’s a resolution that’s painless and all upside: Resolved: In the following year, I’ll reduce my consumption of sugar-coated leadership books, blogs, and articles by 50%Greatest Leadership Secrets Here!(really?) Not 100% because we all need some sugary hope! Leadership sugar comes […]

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What We Ignore about POWER versus Technology

Power is more fundamental than tech. Odd, but we need to say this.Why?  Because our startup culture is obsessed with technology, with all the things that might be possible. With coolness.  And that’s wrong, expensively wrong. Technology is not a solution, it’s not a product, nor a go-to-market strategy. It’s not even a competitive advantage — […]

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Leadership Training Mostly Fails — Why?

Harvard Business Review gets grumpy about wasted training expenses for leadership development. Should we be surprised? Not so much! Having experienced the challenge from both sides (as many readers will have done), we can appreciate that “leadership” is a very diverse and challenging group of behaviors! I want to share a recent training concept that has strongly engaged participants […]

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Seriously! Are you ready to start leading?

​Seriously, are You ​Ready to ​Start Leading?​Compare Bungy jumping with leadership? ​Yeah, most people take the jump a lot more seriously. Understandable. On the other​ hand, we often deliver weak leadership for years and pretend there’s not crash coming. But when a disruption occurs, weak leaders get washed out. Directions for bungy jumping:  1) find a good […]

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