10 ways to humanize your boss

Too often during the climb up the corporate ladder the company executives seem to lose themselves. Here’s how to help CEOs get back in touch with their humanity.

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We’ve all been there at some point in our communications careers. Imagine a company event where everything seems to be OK, but then your CEO or managing director or boss steps onto the stage and does something only a business leader can do: Appear completely inhuman.

Does the above scenario ring true? In the absence of being able to publicly put our head in our hands, we just die inside a little bit. But why does it happen and what can internal communication professionals do to prevent it?

In a survey we ran a while back, 52 percent of internal communication professionals told us that their business leader (i.e. CEO/managing director) still chooses PowerPoint as their main communication tool at live events. We also found 53 percent feel that the “fear of presenting” is a significant barrier for their boss.

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