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Yesterday I asked an essential leadership question, are you a good communicator?

The question really is, are you an effective communicator?  Are your colleagues enthused?  Are they lining up to follow you?

Here is an often-overlooked reality:  you can shine with glitzy, bells-and-whistles presentations that you deliver without falter or flub, but stunning presentations are no guarantee you will win the hearts and minds of your audience.

Now, do you know when your leadership communications skills are first evaluated?  During the job interview.

If you cannot inspire and convince in your job interviews, you likely will not be rated as high as someone who can.  Your knowledge and credentials are essential, but they do not touch the emotional buttons of your followers who, in the end, will determine your success.

Are you looking for a way to differentiate yourself in a crowded, hypercompetitive job market?

Improve your communications skills, especially in job interviews.