Ever wonder why some individuals effortlessly command attention and influence, while others struggle to be heard? The answer lies in mastering the art of communication. No one wants to be misunderstood. Yet, most people are unaware of how often their message is lost to verbal and non-verbal distractions and bad habits. Credibility, and ultimately influence, is easily lost with communication missteps.
Influence requires credibility. And credibility requires critical thinking and clear communication. Sounds simple enough, but too often muddled messages get lost, and credibility suffers. In our on-line world, it’s never been more important.
Mastering the art of communication and elevating your influence requires insights and thoughtful planning, but knowing where to start, steps to take, and pitfalls to avoid is no easy task. Don’t leave it to chance.
Loaded with actionable coaching tips, The Clarity Advantage is your personal communication coach. Whether it's navigating meetings, emails, or online conversations, the authors guide you through the maze, offering insights to enhance your clarity and, subsequently, your credibility including:
If you've ever felt sidelined in a meeting, struggled with unclear communication, or faced challenges to your credibility, you can elevate your influence to new heights.
Timothy J. Tobin, Ed.D is a learning and leadership development professional, leadership speaker, consultant, and coach. In addition to numerous academic and professional blogs and articles, he is the author of Peak Leadership Fitness and Your Leadership Story. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in organizational management, and a Doctorate in Human and Organizational Studies, as well as professional certifications as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional.
Roger S. Peterson, author, textbook editor, and marketing executive, is a Professional Certified Marketers (PCM) of the American Marketing Association and past president of AMA/Sacramento. Past gigs were at divisions of J. Walter Thompson and Ogilvy & Mather. He is coauthor/developmental editor on four books.
Tim and Roger have provided a terrific resource for leaders, aspiring leaders, and anyone who is in a position of positive influence. They clearly describe their core concept of the interrelationships between critical thinking, clarity, credibility, and clout. Readers will benefit from their common-sense approach, the realistic case studies, and numerous practical tips. I know I will.
The lessons in this book should be followed by every leader. Points we take as a given but necessary for those learning, and a reminder for those who know too much. Key lessons from this book will now be shared in my Leadership classes.
Practicing what they preach, in The Clarity Advantage, Tobin and Peterson offer simple, practical and actionable advice on how to frame your communications to get results and enhance your leadership brand.
You all have the ability to influence, and you all have your brand…who you are and what others say about you. The authors do a very practical and valuable job of exploring what is at the foundation of these two things…CLARITY. Be sure to read this one to get the insight, ideas, and inspiration to take your influence and brand to the next level.
Clear communication is as effective as it is hard to master. The Clarity Advantage is an excellent book that uses real-world stories to demonstrate why clear communication is crucial and provides coaching tips to help you succeed. It is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their communication skills and boost their influence.
The Clarity Advantage provides insightful tips for both leaders and followers to ponder as they connect with one another. It challenges us to pause before making common communication missteps. Tobin and Peterson did a terrific job illuminating some of our tendencies to react before realizing the impact of our words.
Tim and Roger deliver clear, concise advice in the form of relatable vignettes coupled with actionable coaching tips that can deliver immediate impact. I recommend this book for anyone looking to level up their communication tool kit.
We would all like to have more influence in our organizations and our lives. But too often we derail our best efforts, getting distracted, failing to communicate skillfully, or just plain not thinking about the people we lead or the information we share. In this thoughtful book, Tobin and Peterson address this issue head-on making the keys to greater influence clear through practical examples, clear insights, and a gift for uncovering the foibles that make us human and limit our ability to lead people in a direction that matters. If you are looking to get your act together, be a better leaders, and make more of a difference, this book is a great place to start.
To be an effective leader, you’ve got to be an effective communicator. As a CEO whose firm is focused on media and public speaking for leaders in a multitude of disciplines, this book contains valuable information for our instructors to share with our clients.
From the very first page, this delivers actionable and practical advice to enhance your communication and influence. Each step of the process is articulated with clarity and conciseness. It’s clear: if you seek an advantage in business and life, this book is a must-read!
Infused with pro-level coaching tips, The Clarity Advantage is really a playbook for anyone wanting to understand the world of professional work. Tobin and Peterson’s easy-to-understand rules, coaching tips, and no-nonsense approach to upskilling your leadership game will captivate everyone from Generation X to Z and provide the essentials every great leader needs for continued growth and influence.
Full of tips for us to gain influence and as importantly connect more deeply with those with whom we work, live with and love, I will be referring to this book frequently to my one-on-one and team coaching clients. It is filled with relatable stories and actionable steps to have the impact you want!