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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 …

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 …

No More Whiners in the Workplace
No More Whiners in the Workplace

by Leila Bulling Towne
Does this sound familiar? “Why is it so hard to get a promotion?” and “How come I never get the recognition I deserve?” Ahh, workplace whining!
One of my common responses is, “Get …

Climbing the Confidence Ladder: From Wannabe to the One Who People Want to Be
Climbing the Confidence Ladder: From Wannabe to the One Who People Want to Be

by Dave Scott
Let’s face it. Self-confidence plays a huge role in the office. Whether or not they really are, those confident colleagues of yours seem to always have the world going their way. And because …

Communication Skills: 6 Tips to Take Your Communication from Good to Great
Communication Skills: 6 Tips to Take Your Communication from Good to Great

by Dianna Booher
What makes people label some public figures (Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela) “great communicators” and others merely good? Why do some professionals enter the workplace and earn the tag …

Don’t Speak Without a Good Story: Your Story Matters
Don’t Speak Without a Good Story: Your Story Matters

by Mark C. Thompson
Even in the midst of our fast-paced, ever-changing digital world, one of the great fundamentals of society remains central: storytelling. For example, it plays a major role in the innovation Dr. Henry …

Better Communication Equals More Effective Leadership
Better Communication Equals More Effective Leadership

by Chris Hammer, Ph.D.
When I started coaching some time back, I made it my mission to absorb as much information as I could about leadership (specifically in the areas of interpersonal effectiveness and good communication): …

The Six Rules of Effective Communication
The Six Rules of Effective Communication

by Barb Stennes
Effective communication is vital if you wish people to understand your viewpoint. It becomes even more crucial in professional settings, as fierce competition means that customers must be convinced that your products are …

Emotional Intelligence and Communication Styles
Emotional Intelligence and Communication Styles

by Evelyn Gawlowska
Although understanding emotional intelligence is one of the keys to having balance in both business and private life, this personal development term can be hard to define. But, in short, it’s the ability …

Target Your Team with Words That Work
Target Your Team with Words That Work

by Sarah Hathorn, AICI CIP, CPBS
I recently had a conversation with a construction engineer about how knowledge of physics enables people to move massive, heavy objects while exerting very little effort. By using centrifugal force, …

The Importance of Effective Communication
The Importance of Effective Communication

by Barb Stennes
No matter how brilliant and invaluable your idea, it is worthless unless you can share it with others. For this reason, effective communication is crucial at every level of an organization. However, the …

Five Ways to Understand Your Communication Style
Five Ways to Understand Your Communication Style

by Gena Yuvette Davis
As a professional, how you present yourself to others is critical to your success; and although technical skills are important in doing your job well, it is how well you communicate and …

Closing the Generational Communications Gap
Closing the Generational Communications Gap

by David W Cooke
For the first time ever, there are as many as four different generations engaged in our workplace — Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y (Millenials). Besides the increased ethnic diversity of our …

Difficult Conversations – 3 Essential Steps to a Positive Outcome
Difficult Conversations – 3 Essential Steps to a Positive Outcome

by Jane E Cranston
No one likes having the difficult conversation whether it is in his or her personal life or at work. Unfortunately they often are essential.
What makes the interaction scary is the unpredictability of …