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Communicating for Influence, with Tony Richardson

Episode 21

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Tony Richardson is the Founder and CEO of Capital Catalyst Group LLC. A retired U.S. Air Force officer, he has led teams and provided valuable strategic leadership and communication strategies to C-Suite clients from the US Department of Defense, Department of State and
several major Fortune 500 companies.

Tony is a native of Columbus, Mississippi, and has a wife, Ena, and two children, TJ and Gabby. In addition to enjoying family fun time, he is an avid reader, auto and videogame enthusiast and sports fanatic.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How Tony’s experience in the Air Force gives him a leg up in the commercial world
  • Why it’s important to ask the right questions while making decisions
  • What is the impossible triangle and how it provides the foundation of all communication, leadership, and influence
  • Why we remember leaders that remain engaged and communicate well
  • How challenges differ between those in the private sector and the Air Force
  • How those that we have relationships with influence us
  • Why silence is the most powerful form of communication


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