At the end of an important conversation, we might think we know what someone else is understanding and agreeing to, although we are likely not 100% sure. How do you ensure that everyone is on the same page and committing to next steps with accountability?

The leadership communication tool to use to create clear alignment at the end of an important conversation or meeting that creates commitment about next steps is called “making an ask.” Making an ask helps leaders follow up with more confidence and clarity – and helps everyone understand exactly what they are agreeing to.

Never underestimate the power of a single ask! Asks made from a leadership stance can be life-changing. In this episode, Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum shares the 4 key pieces of making an effective ask. She also shares a powerful personal story illustrating how a confident, well-placed ask can have a ripple effect across time.

If you are ready for a confident communication leadership tool to help you engage others with more confidence, press the play button now.

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