Winner Partners proudly supports the Pittsburgh Chapter of ExecuNet.

We invite experienced executives to join our exclusive peer community for mutual learning, relevant conversations, and more of what matters. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:00am.

Are Blindspots Putting your Company “At Risk”?

If you own a business, chances are you’re trying to groom leaders and staff that can take charge and not fall victim to learned helplessness.

Unfortunately for many companies, it’s not actually working out that way. Business owners are stuck working in their business so much that they can’t work on it and develop it into what they dreamed it could be. Staff aren’t doing things as you think they should be done, you’re spending too much time micromanaging and redoing work, which means you’re now working more than ever. This will not change unless you’re willing to do something different.

The 14 classic blind spots companies fall prey to could be putting your company at risk and causing you unwelcomed stress. In this talk, we cover some of those blind spots and what to do about them. Excellent businesses are growing and expanding, and constantly moving beyond comfort zones to adjust to changing technology and market conditions. Sandler believes that the road to Organizational Excellence has no end – you can be the Leader who begins the journey for your organization.

Presented by Steve Kelly. Learn more about Steve’s Sandler training here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pre-registration required for this event.
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Winner Partners proudly supports the Pittsburgh Chapter of ExecuNet. We invite experienced executives to join us on the third Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11 for an opportunity to meet other executives and make life-changing contacts and gain the insight they need to:

Open doors to remarkable new career and business opportunities;

Become stronger, inspired leaders; and

Think through and tackle their biggest business problems.

We’ve figured out that having the right knowledge and knowing the right people does in fact make executives’ lives—and the lives of the people around them—better.

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Do you have Executive Presence?


Have you ever heard the expression- “You only get one chance to make a first impression”?  For many people who want to be viewed as a leader, executive presence is crucial. But, more often than not, people don’t really understand what executive presence is, and what it’s not.   


Executive Presence is not: 

  • Using power and authority as a weapon against people 
  • Speaking the loudest in the room 
  • Banging on a table and slamming doors 
  • Commanding and condemning people 
  • Acting without feeling or understanding 

Executive Presence is more than a job title. 

It is often the only thing that will drive your success that is totally within your control.   

Here are 7 check points for the people leader who wants to cultivate executive presence: 

People are unique. There are over 7 billion people in this world. Realize that not everyone is going to be the same as you, or each other. A one-sizefitsall view rarely works.1 

Empathy is the new superpower. Demonstrating authentic care is a surefire way to cultivate trust. When a leader recognizes what a person is feeling and can adjust, anticipate, or coach around this, it fosters a sense of collaboration and teamwork, not to mention loyalty.2

Talents and Strengths look different on everyone.  Everyone has talent.  Some people invest into developing strengths.  There are many different ways to engage a person’s talents and strengths.3

Breathe. Use the Power of Silence to clear the neural pathways in the brain allowing clear thoughts to come through.4

Think Before You Speak (or text, or type, or Tweet). Giving thought to what you say and how you say it gives an opportunity to the best parts to come through. When leaders learn to communicate effectively through many channels, they are projecting the confidence and clarity people want to see in their leaders. 

Connect.  Making meaningful and engaged moments with your audience, whether that’s your Board, Executive Team, clients, colleagues, competitors, or employees, conveys yet another layer of authenticity and confidence.  The little moments matter-so put down the phone, pause to make eye contact, and receive the non-verbal and verbal cues available in the moment. 

Establish and Assert Boundaries. Boundaries make everyone freer to move, create, complete, and communicate.  If your or your organization has never had clear boundaries, establish them.  When faced with challenges, assert them.  Get clear about what is and is not part of the acceptable culture-the words and actions carry great value, and model a level of healthy interdependence that counteracts much of the strife in the workplace today. 


Developing and demonstrating executive presence is not easy for most people. Executive presence requires defining the behaviors and constructing plans on how to grow in the skills.  The good news is – people can change.  The bad news is – change is hard.  

The best news – we can help.  


Transition Coaching

Sometimes, preparing for the next movement in your career is exciting and invigorating.  Having a team to support you and help you to forge the relationships which lead to opportunities is the best investment one can make in themselves.

Our Career by Design Platform was created just for that purpose!

However, candidates who find themselves in an unfortunate scenario of a downsizing benefit from Winner Partners Outplacement Program, which is supported by Transition Coaching and document procurement as well.

Our custom program provides individual coaching sessions, as well as the resources and tools necessary to land a new role. Comprehensive, corporate outplacement services are also available for organizations designing a thoughtful process for transitioning employees to succeed in finding a new role.

Engage us in this process early on and enjoy the results. Contact us here.




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