Words That Connect Us at Work
Most every word a leader utters - matters! Learn to be intentional with your word choices in order to inspire, influence, elevate, and truly be of service to others.
Words That Connect Us to Others - Part One
Learning to actively listen serves those around you and your ability to pause long enough to truly assess the impact of your word choices. Your words can uplift, be inclusive, and free of judgment.
Words That Connect Us to Others - Part Two
Words are the bridge that connects our heart and our intentions with another being. We own their power and how supportive and inclusive they are heard. We can disagree in the most mindful way, without electrifying a conversation.
Words That Connect Us to Ourselves
The foundation to communicating well is built upon the words we choose for ourselves. Your voice is a choice and that includes the one that informs the narrative playing in your head. Learn to positively impact your sense of self.
Terre Short has been a coach in some capacity and an experience expert for her entire career. Through coaching, speaking and facilitating she has inspired staff, senior leaders, physicians and middle managers to connect to their why, and to harness the power of empathy and personal relationships. She excels in assessing complex situations/challenges and helping others break them down with clarity into actionable steps. Terre has more than 30 years of leadership experience, a Masters in Business Administration/Healthcare Management, her Professional Coach Certification (PCC), and is a Certified Patient Experience Professional (CPXP). Terre is passionate about bringing out the potential of others through 1:1 coaching and helping leaders improve results through her speaking and consulting. Her book, The Words We Choose, was released in 2020 and her online courses are created to dive deeper into each topic and improve communication skills.
Cedric Alexander is a public servant, thought leader, and author of "In Defense of Public Service: How 22 Million Government Workers Will Save Our Republic." In his new book, Cedric makes a case for the importance of the public servant to uphold the legitimacy of U.S. Democracy. Cedric began his career over 40 years ago in 1977 as a Deputy Sheriff in Leon County, Florida. From his beginnings in law enforcement, Cedric went on to serve in numerous capacities at all levels of government; local, state, and federal. His background combines a long career as a deputy, a police officer, a detective, a deputy mayor, and a police chief in cities across the United States. He holds a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Wright State University. He has provided senior-level administrative and clinical leadership of mental health services within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, with particular emphasis on counseling police officers, firefighters, and their families. Cedric has served in many high-level executive positions, including, as the former President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE), as well as on President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. A trusted media expert, Cedric previously worked as CNN's Law Enforcement Analyst and has made many other appearances on networks such as Fox News and MSNBC. His written work has appeared in The Washington Post, CNN.com, The Hill, and many others. He is a sought after public speaker and spoke at TEDx Yale 2019. He is also the author of The New Guardians: Policing in America's Communities for the 21st Century." in which he champions the importance of community policing.
Joe Tye is the leading authority on values-based and leadership skills and strategies, and on building a culture of ownership on a foundation of values in organizations. Joe is CEO and Head Coach of Values Coach, which provides consulting, training and coaching on values-based leadership and cultural transformation. Joe earned a master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the author or coauthor of fifteen books including his newest release Building a Culture of Ownership in Healthcare (with Bob Dent). His book The Florence Prescription: from Accountability to Ownership has more than 500,000 copies in print. Prior to founding Values Coach in 1994, he was chief operating officer for a large community teaching hospital. On the volunteer front, Joe was founding president of the Association of Air Medical Services and a leading activist fighting against unethical marketing practices of the tobacco industry’s white collar drug pushers. Joe and his wife Sally have two adult children and they live on a small farmstead in Iowa.
Mike Harbour is the Founder and President of Harbour Resources, a leadership development firm based in Little Rock, AR and St Simons Island, GA serving clients across the United States. Harbour Resources services include leadership and C-level executive coaching, behavioral assessments, and leadership development for new and emerging leaders, as well as helping organizations build Quit Losing Talent Cultures. Mike has published over 275 episodes of The LeadUp Podcast and is the author of The Daily Compass Quarterly Planner for High Achievers, Power Principles, and his latest book Quit Losing Talent. Mike's leadership was tested and honed while serving in the United States Army as a US Army Soldier/Officer. Building on this experience and success Mike has become a leading Founding Partner on the world-renowned John C Maxwell Team as a Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, and with this extensive leadership experience, Mike offers the services, training, coaching, and assessment tools to move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals. Mike is a Podcaster and publisher of The Lead Up Podcast, a co-host on The John Maxwell Team Transformational Leader Podcast, and is a Faculty member on the John Maxwell Team.