Communication is the medium through which leaders interact with their team. The way he or she talks with the team, questions the team’s ideas, and solidifies the team’s commitments is a powerful force which influences the group’s dynamics, the level of thinking, and the ownership within the team. There is no other leadership competency that is as critical to successful leadership as the ability to communicate! Join us as Dr. Curtis Odom discusses how effective leaders communicate.


  • Listening
  • Perception
  • Feedback
  • Debate Versus Dialogue
  • Conversations for Results

Who Is Dr. Curtis Odom?

Dr. Curtis Odom has over 20 years of international experience in M&A post-transaction integration, enterprise change management, organizational effectiveness, talent management, and performance consulting as a practitioner, researcher, author, and speaker. Curtis has been a consultant and an employee with Fortune 100 companies in the industries of aerospace and defense, software engineering, consumer packaged goods, insurance and financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare.

Curtis is the author of three books, Mind The Gap: Getting Business Results in Multigenerational OrganizationsGeneration X Approved: Top 20 Keys to Effective Leadership as well as the wildly successful Stuck in the Middle: A Generation X View of Talent Management.

Curtis’ articles, interviews, blog postings, and excerpts from his three published books have been featured online with Fortune Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, CNBC Online, Ebony Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Training Magazine, along with numerous other print and online publications.

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