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Five Quick Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills At Work

by Dr. Vivian W. Lee
Many people have read the book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. However, not many know how to apply the secrets in real life. Perhaps the secret of all secrets …

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Take a Walk for a Difficult Talk
Take a Walk for a Difficult Talk

by Dianna Booher
Walking loosens the tongue. Think back to your childhood. Do you remember any long walks with grandparents, aunts, or uncles when you bonded as you bounded through the neighborhood or countryside?
Or about those …

Five Quick Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills At Work
Five Quick Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills At Work

by Dr. Vivian W. Lee
Many people have read the book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. However, not many know how to apply the secrets in real life. Perhaps the secret of all secrets …

Five Reasons Why We Are Not Listening
Five Reasons Why We Are Not Listening

by Geok Chwee Ong
When is the last time you spoke to someone and felt genuinely understood and listened to? A long time back? You are not alone. There are five key reasons why we are …

Seven Common Workplace Communication Obstacles and How to Overcome Them
Seven Common Workplace Communication Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

by Jessica Champion
The Importance of Effective Communication in the Workplace
It doesn’t matter whether you rely primarily on interpersonal communication, email, written copy, or some other form of messaging to connect with coworkers, employees and …

Three Power Steps for Responding to Criticism
Three Power Steps for Responding to Criticism

by John Eric Jacobsen
In my entire career I have never met anyone who enjoyed being criticized. Have you? Do you enjoy being criticized? Worse; have you ever been criticized by a blatant imbecile who has …

3 Power Steps for Giving Constructive Criticism

by John Eric Jacobsen
My first job after graduating from college was for the Federal Home Loan Bank in New York City. I worked there for two years on the 103rd floor of …

Executive Communication: 6 Strategies for Communicating As a Leader
Executive Communication: 6 Strategies for Communicating As a Leader

by Dianna Booher
The essence of leadership is communication. Although Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader covers four “part” to developing and strengthening the ability to persuade, influence, and connect, it’s …

Go From Shy Introvert to Networking Superstar
Go From Shy Introvert to Networking Superstar

by Sarah Hathorn, AICI CIP, CPBS
Networking is vital in today’s business world, but some of us (myself included, believe it or not!) are introverts at heart and working the room or stepping to the podium …

How Storytelling Improves Team Building
How Storytelling Improves Team Building

by Richard M. Highsmith, MS
When I first graduated from college, I was hired full-time at a children’s home. I had been working there part-time as a relief childcare worker. With my degree I was promoted …

The New Realities of Leadership Communication
The New Realities of Leadership Communication

by Tangela Davis
The new realities of leadership communication can be viewed from the context that we are moving to an era of organizational conversation. This reality has come about as a result of five things: …

Turning a Negative Person Around
Turning a Negative Person Around

by Anne Warfield
There he is in the back row, with his arms crossed and a tough look on his face. Pretty soon he is picking a fight with you in the front of the room. …

How to Criticize Bosses, Colleagues, and Subordinates
How to Criticize Bosses, Colleagues, and Subordinates

by Barbara Brown, PhD
Regardless of your position, there will be times when you want to ask someone to change how they act or behave. While many factors might affect what you say and how you …

7 Proven Steps to Effectively Resolve Conflict
7 Proven Steps to Effectively Resolve Conflict

by Linda Cattelan
Is there someone in your office or workplace you just can’t seem to get along with? Do you lock heads with the same person in every meeting? Is there someone in your office …

Tips for Becoming an Effective Global Networker
Tips for Becoming an Effective Global Networker

by Deborah Swallow
If you are the one who can impress any room, make friends with any client and persuade any naysayer, then this article might not be for you. For others, let’s face it: networking …

The 5 Steps to Any Successful Conversation
The 5 Steps to Any Successful Conversation

William D. Hannam
Have you ever wondered why your thoughts and ideas never seem to make it to the ears of your target? Whether they are your friends, parents or even co-workers it often seems easier …