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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:51:03 -0500


How Do I Deal With Workplace Bullying?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:13:18 -0500

Question: I worked with a woman for four years whom I considered a friend, and admired her greatly. She is quite charismatic, and had a way of making me feel as though I mattered. I am a highly sensitive person- she, I discovered the hard way- is a narcissist and master manipulator.

Building Influential Relationships to Advance in Your Career

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:09:06 -0500

Although you are more qualified and loyal than the new employee, were you passed up for promotion? Is there a residual bitterness as you you report to this new, inexperienced supervisor? Playing office politics may leave a sour taste in your mouth but building relationships with decision makers is key to advancement. This article will tell you how.

5 Tips to Make the Workplace Fun

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:39:48 -0500

It is important that the workplace is made fun. If employees enjoy what they do, this could boost the performance of the firm. Furthermore, increasing the fun and excitement at work does not have to elaborate or expensive. This article will give suggestions on how the work environment can be made more exciting for workers.

Communication Leaks: The Roof Is Leaking

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:19:10 -0500

So there was a communication breach, that your company will not have repeated. Company's confidential files were found outside the authorize zone, you have dealt with the initial hassles. However, you want to ensure that your company does not experience such mind-boggling issues again.

That's Awkward

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:12:30 -0600

We have learned to excuse ourselves from having difficult conversations. The upside is we live a confrontation free existence, the downside is, our relationships tend to be shallow and unfulfilling. Here are a few hints to help you get on the road to deeper relationships.

Is Building Relationships Important In Business?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:42:11 -0600

You cannot do business alone. You need people around you to help you. Therefore, building relationships with people and sustaining them is very important. This is a fact in business. This article attempts to throw light on the art of building relationships.

Check Business Assumptions Before Acting On Them

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:45:53 -0600

When business professionals act on their assumptions alone, big problems usually result. You will benefit from checking on your assumptions by asking for clarification before you start a project or assignment. This article gives several illustrations of workplace assumption problems and solutions.

Kill Gossip So It Won't Kill Your Career

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 15:05:51 -0600

Gossip cripples both morale and productivity in thousands of companies. You should kill gossip in your workplace before it kills your career. This article gives 5 reasons why gossip is deadly, and proposes two ways to keep from getting involved in gossip when a caustic critic approaches you.

Why Are Communication Skills Important When Starting A Business?

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:52:16 -0600

Today there is a greater demand for personnel, and with it comes essential skills that leading corporations are requiring their employees to have. The skills include communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration skills.

Workplace Communication: How to Avoid Screwing It Up

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:22:37 -0600

Human language separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. But too often, we respond to the wag of a dog's tail instead of the message given by the CEO. Learn four keys to use corporate communication wisely so that it is intentional rather than reactionary.

How Language Translation Services Help in Improving Your Business

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:14:58 -0600

The development of infrastructure has enhanced the mobility of the people. With the rapid evolution of faster mode of transport, it has become easier for the people to make their reach to the different geographies.

Building Trust in Your Business

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:56:42 -0600

Trust is one of the essential building blocks for you in business (and in life). Without it, you can't establish any relationships with anyone and you can't do business with anyone.

Simple Tips For Boosting Employee Engagement In The Workplace

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:12:41 -0600

Although financial rewards and additional time off from work may seem like the best strategies to increase employee engagement, these two aren't only the ways. Below are some simple and easy tips and ways you can follow or implement to improve employee engagement within the organization.

Giving Performance Feedback

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:40:19 -0600

Presenters at a recent Institute for Neuroleadership conference pointed out that, despite 40 years of experience with managers using over 30 different performance feedback models, there has been little success. This is due to the fact that, regardless of the model used, the manager is essentially telling the employee: "I'm right and you're wrong."

Communication That Isn't Perfect

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:41:59 -0500

Are you ever worried that your communication isn't perfect? Before your conversation (i.e. in your head), you know what you want to say and how you want to say it. You may have also considered what the other person's thoughts or objections may be. You may even have learnt some new techniques (be it in training or coaching), but when put into practice it doesn't quite work out. But communication is rarely going to be perfect. No two moments are the same, and no two conversations will be the same. So, rather than give ourselves a hard time if our discussion didn't go to plan, we have a great opportunity to learn from the imperfections!

Symptoms of Workplace Bullying

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:19:22 -0500

Identification of workplace Bullying is necessary to take further action and resolve the issue. Rather being a victim, an employee should realize his/her worth and should act accordingly.

Spanish Translation: No More a Cobbled Street

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:51:51 -0500

When you are living in a global village, can you ignore new and upcoming markets? Or can you treat them in a lazy or step-motherly way just because the language does not top your to-do list or strategy dartboard?

Why Should You Embrace Silence?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:18:49 -0500

Boo! Halloween is almost upon us and you know what that means - it's the time for candy, trick-or-treaters, and ghosts and goblins! Because Halloween is known for its fear factor, it only seems fit that we take this time to analyze our own fears.

Questions, Patience and Pacing

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:06:06 -0500

In my work as a curriculum designer, I am frequently expected to do something with the content of a document that is unclear, incomplete, or ill considered. My immediate reaction is to write an email asking one or more questions to obtain clarification and/or additional information, or prompt reconsideration. At the time, I believe that I only have one question to ask. This may be because I am an unrealistic optimist. (Is that redundant?) As I read further into a document, I write another email each time I have another question. It never occurs to me to wait until I have closely read through the entire document before sending one email with all my questions.

Communicate to Win - 3 Steps to Help You Get the Results You Want

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:52:12 -0500

"I shouldn't have said that". "I should have said this instead." "Maybe that email was too strong." "Maybe that email wasn't strong enough." "Was it clear?"

New Boss or More Money?

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:23:31 -0500

85% of the US population believes that we are in a leadership crisis. 50% of the workforce is disengaged in their work. 3 out of 4 people would take a new boss over a pay raise.

Resolving Conflicts Immediately

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:55:15 -0500

Conflict is inevitable. In the workplace, conflict depends on how they are handled because output might lead to either chaos or harmony. However, the underlying fact is, to accept that conflicts will naturally arise and that it is possible to deal with them in a way that basically intensifies the organization.

Maintaining Composure Through Turbulence

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:11:24 -0500

Leaders need to be composed in the workplace regardless of how difficult the going gets. Intensified competition and increased demands of the marketplace are some of the situations that can put agility and patience to the test. Only leaders who have great poise, patience and agility will be able to reduce the impacts that uncertainty brings. Your response to growing pressures can go a long way in indicating your maturity and leadership preparedness.

Let Decided Decisions Stay Decided

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:29:05 -0500

Decision making is one of the most crucial activities that managers perform in their jobs. Their decisions impact company profitability, the lives of their employees, and the viability of the product or service they offer. Making good, thoughtful decisions is a difficult but necessary part of the job. Decision making during meetings is exponentially more complex because you are building consensus as part of the decision making process. Those that can facilitate team decision making effectively are diamonds in the rough in any company.

Facts About the Employer and Employee Mentality

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:20:10 -0500

These two people literally live in two different planets so to speak. Their reasoning, behavior and the general perception of life is stunningly parallel.

Stop the Revolving Door With People Analytics

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:39:19 -0500

You want the best talent for your business, nonprofit or social enterprise. I know, I'm a CEO and leader and I want the best people on my team too. We're now in the era of "people analytics."

6 Things You Should Not Be Doing at the Workplace

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:50:59 -0500

We need to follow certain etiquette to maintain decency at workplace. Also we may have to avoid certain kind of people. In this article we would be looking at six things one should not do at his workplace.

The Art of Handshaking: It Takes Two to 'Perfect' It!

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:26:00 -0500

This article is penned with the intent of bringing knowledge to today's corporate world employees on the importance of a good handshake. A good handshake reflects much about an individual's overall character and traits.

How to Create Powerful Communication by Using Diplomacy and Tact

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:30:16 -0500

There is an approach to communication that when used, is a powerful tool as it can repair and/or build productive interactions and relationships, and create positive outcomes. That method of communication is referred to as the use of diplomacy and tact. It is a combined process of communicating in a thoughtful manner and being aware of the other person or persons that are involved. It is also a method that anyone can learn through practice and the development of self-awareness while communicating with others. Once a person becomes aware of how this approach can transform the process of communication, it will soon be discovered that there are many situations that rely upon the use of both - in order to reach mutually agreeable and satisfying outcomes.

Setting a Company Culture for Dealing With Mistakes

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:23:33 -0500

In a previous post, we discussed the spectrum of consequences. The spectrum of consequences places all possible responses to a situation on a scale. Each manager can and will react differently to the same situation.

5 Tips So Your Email Will Actually Get Read

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:39:59 -0500

We all get so many emails today. Here are 5 tips to help you break through the noise and have your emails actually get read.

7 Ways Keep Millennial Workers Motivated

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:51:22 -0500

So much is written about Millennials. There's good reason for it. They are a big generation. They now outnumber Baby Boomers. In today's world, in large part because of technology and shifts in how we work, they are also in positions of power.

Business Communication: Improve Your Relationship Building Skills

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:39:41 -0500

Some of our unconscious behaviors can slow down intercultural relationship building at work. Eliminate these bad habits and watch how much faster you can achieve good communication in business.

How To Deal With Difficult Coworkers At Work

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:31:09 -0500

Dealing with a difficult coworker can make your work life suffer unlike anything else. No one should have to experience it. But if you are dealing with this issue, there is help. This article breaks down simple ways to end coworker conflicts and restore peace to your workplace.

Do You Lead Your Team By "Age", By "Stage" Or By The Seat of Your Pants?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:51:50 -0500

Find out how to communicate as a leader effectively with your team no matter their age or stage in their lives or careers. Learn solutions for getting the most of your team to achieve stronger bottom line results and a more enjoyable and engaged culture. The importance of stage in an employees life career is far more important than age. You will be able to motivate your team to great heights using these effective steps and techniques as part of your leadership strategy.

Ways to Improve Business Communication

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:16:28 -0500

Today, effective business communication is a must for all in the current business scenario. Learning how to communicate more clearly and efficiently can make your business successful.

Emotions in the Fitness Facility

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:59:45 -0500

Emotions within a fitness facility play an enormous role on the entire organization, including how the organization communicates inside and outside the organization. Emotions impact employees in different ways. Negative emotions such as anger, stress, guilt and hostility may lead to negative consequences depending on the behavior or change in attitude.

How to Find Balance When You're Triggered

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:32:53 -0500

The workplace can be a challenging experience especially if you are triggered by the people you work with. You can learn how to make a difference in your life with skills to get ahead of negative momentum and align with greater wellbeing.

How Do Poor Communication Skills Affect Your Business?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:37:16 -0500

Communication plays an important role in every business and is one of the most important skills that determines the success or failure of a business. Therefore, effective communication is necessary if you want to take your business to the next level. And to develop such skills, skill development training is provided.

Feedback - An Important Aspect Of Communication

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:20:11 -0500

Feedback is the most potent tool to improve relationships. This is one of the most powerful tools of business communication. If used the right way it can help develop productivity and satisfaction to the best possible extent. I think you should always be seeking negative feedback - Elon Musk. Negative feedback is even more powerful than positive re-inforcement. It holds a mirror to our performance and helps us do better in areas that need focus.

Business Etiquette: Office Parties

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:41:01 -0500

Attendance Office parties, unlike most social events, are far more important to attend, and you really should be there, whether you want to or not. If spouses are not invited, go with a friendly co-worker. And, when you arrive and leave, make sure to greet the host and tell how much you enjoyed the event.

Five Ways Of Managing Team Conflict

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:57:10 -0500

"Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means." Ronald Regan. Team conflicts are bound to happen, what really matters is how constructively these conflicts are handled. There are various strategies for team conflict handling. A leader chooses the best approach depending on the situation. Conflicts are bound to occur in teams. What is really important is how these conflicts are managed. Constructive conflicts are good for teams but destructive conflicts can sap a team of its vitality and energy. How these conflicts are managed is the crux of this issue.

Communication In The Era Of Twitter

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:50:15 -0500

"Eloquence is the power to translate a truth into language perfectly intelligible to the person to whom you speak." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Communicating effectively isn't always about mere transmission of data but about the art of persuasion and understanding. Our article focuses on how to develop this art.

The One Breath That Sabotages Your Conversations

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:37:07 -0500

Breathing is the most fundamental human function. We, rightly, emphasize our breathing when we are in the process of accomplishing something formidable - giving breath, holding our temper, lifting weights, and running. How does breathing impact your ability to listen?

Workplace Communcation

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:51:36 -0500

Workplace communication is one of the single most underrated tools in the business world. It produces unity, a creative atmosphere, and understanding within a company. Yet, many executives and managers refuse to allow their employees to have a voice. Failing to realize that most successful companies produce their longevity from their employee's inputs and creativity.

Workplace Communication in a Fitness Facility

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:54:32 -0500

Communication in a fitness facility is very important. It is what builds trust amongst employees, creates unity, and has a positive effect on team performance. Every fitness facility should have a plan in place so that common communication problems do not occur.

Is Anyone Hearing the Sound of Your Voice?

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:19:44 -0500

Finally, an article on getting your voice heard. You will no longer be ignored at the management table if you follow these three core elements to enhancing the sound of your voice.

Effective Surveys

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:30:39 -0500

Surveys seem to be everywhere now. You go to a store and show and the receipt asks for you to go online and complete a survey. On websites you are asked to help improve the services by taking a survey. You are a patient in a hospital and you are asked to complete a survey. This article focuses on the ingredients of a good survey and how to write one.

Respect in Business: An Essential for Intercultural Communication

Tue, 31 May 2016 07:52:16 -0500

In every business, there is a sacred place, that spot where the true business is conducted and the money is made and saved. When you enter a business, you must be respectful as you learn where their hallowed ground is.

Sometimes It's Best Not To Offer Your Feedback

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:11:51 -0500

When I was a young manager, I had a very experienced administrative assistant who worked with me. She was very competent in her job and did everything I needed very well. One thing that bothered me, though, was her workstation. She had stacks of paper all around her workstation. I, in my own naivete, couldn't understand how she could get things done with all that clutter so I offered her some feedback to clean up her workstation so she could be more effective. Bad move on my part. She got pretty ticked with me and asked me whether her workstation was affecting her ability to do her job. She was dead right and it took me a long time to re-build my relationship with her. My feedback was not steeped in fact, it was based on my perception of what I thought was right. Painful lesson.

Make the Most of Slack With These Handy Tips

Wed, 25 May 2016 07:57:11 -0500

Slack is a real-time communication tool to keep teams connected. Use these handy tips to make the most of this exciting new technology for your company.

Write Emails That Get a Response

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:33:03 -0500

Do people respond to all your emails? Most business people struggle to get responses to their emails. This article offers a three-step process for making sure that people open, read, and respond to your emails.

Build Strong Relationships With Active Participation

Fri, 20 May 2016 10:10:59 -0500

After a long flight to Tokyo Japan, the sight of two thousand people in the audience for keynote speech at the technology conference was impressive. The presentation moved along slowly as frequent pauses enabled the interpreter to convert the original English spoken and written on the slides into Japanese. After twenty minutes or so, it appeared that two thousand heads were resting on their shoulders as the entire audience had fallen asleep. The interpreter insisted they were listening and not sleeping, so please to continue. After all the effort and time to prepare and travel halfway around the world only to meet a sleeping audience, the last thirty minutes of the talk were sheer drudgery.

Forgot To Celebrate Others' Success

Mon, 16 May 2016 07:38:26 -0500

Yesterday I flew back to DC after spending a glorious week in Los Angeles. Fortunate to not only work with amazing clients, I have added blessing of traveling first class and staying at the best hotels. I got to do a video shoot in the Presidential Suite with the two best video guys in the world Wesley and Daniel and spend an evening with my bestie Becky noshing on crab legs and seafood in Manhattan Beach.

Communication Matters

Fri, 13 May 2016 14:31:55 -0500

As a human resources consultant, I have conducted many employee surveys over the years to ascertain what employees like about their workplaces and what they think needs to be changed. In many cases, one of the key recommendations from employees to make the workplace better is "provide better communication." What do employees want to know about? They want to know before a change occurs that it is coming. They want to know why the change is happening. And most of all, they want to know how it will affect them. If you can get ahead of your communications efforts by providing answers to these questions, your employees will be less stressed, more productive, and your change efforts will be more successful.

The Neutrality Tool

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:55:28 -0500

Acting neutrally is an ability to take excess emotion out of your response to a person or to a situation so you can act in the most equitable, reasonable manner. It is also realizing that the situation or the person's behavior isn't usually about you. Most of the time people are not reacting to you as much as they are reacting to their internal world. Remember that a reaction is from the subconscious. You achieve more optimal results in work and business when you act rather than react. Learning neutrality tools will help you achieve your work goal more effectively. This article will help you explore how you react in an example scenario and see how changing your perspective can change your response to the situation.

Workplace Gossip Is a Career Killer

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:29:49 -0500

Here is a sad truth: some people never really leave high school. Even as adults you will still find them hanging out and spreading the latest gossip with their friends. The problem is that no matter how they go about it, a workplace gossip is absolutely killing their own career.

Making Use Of The Basics In mLearning: Utilizing The Strength Of An SMS

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:48:09 -0500

Mobile technologies have now come a long way and just-in-time learning has also evolved by leaps and bounds. While even a few years ago, a simple SMS was utilized to impart just-in-time learning, videos and podcasts are now being shared over the mobile platform.

Managing Difficult Employees: 5 Tips to Improve a Toxic Workplace

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:45:14 -0500

Difficult employees come in all shapes, sizes, and degrees of difficulty. They range from mildly annoying to vindictive, with some employees chronically showing up for work ten minutes late, and others actively working to have you fired. They may be manipulative, chronically dissatisfied, or passive-aggressive. Instead of taking responsibility for their behavior, they blame everyone around them -- including you -- for their problems. Their negative behavior often spills over into the general work environment, causing disruption among other, better-performing employees.

Overcoming Workplace Negativity

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:34:21 -0500

When dealing with chronic organizational or team negativity, brainstorming and problem solving must be engaged immediately. The longer you wait to resolve issues revolving around negativity, the deeper and more ingrained they will become in your company culture.

Survey Says: More People Speak Text Than Jargon

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 11:24:41 -0500

OMG. More ppl undrstnd txt spk than biz jargon. Lol. If u can rd this, I rest my case.

Have the Most Power and Value

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:42:35 -0500

Information has power and value. If you value information, bring appropriate information into the workplace, then you become powerful! Making good decisions based upon the right information at the right time equals job security, job promotion, and SUCCESS. You be that person to have the right information to have the value, and to have the power in the workplace.

How Participants Can Contribute Efficiently During Meetings

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:48:14 -0500

There are many reasons for conducting a meeting. But regardless of the reason, always make sure that goals and objectives are met after the meeting.

Communicating in the Workplace in Complicated Scenarios

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:32:02 -0500

Communication is the backbone of human progress and is the foundation on which opinions, ideas and thoughts are still transmitted today. "The art of communication is the language of leadership." - James Humes. This article focuses on ways to effectively handle difficult situations at work.

3 Tips for Great Business Writing

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:10:51 -0500

Good business writing is about more than just transmitting information; it reflects the values, principles and ethos of the company or organization that is reflected by the author. "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." - Benjamin Franklin. In this article we will look at some key aspects of good business writing.

Building a Business: 3 Reasons Why Stories Are the Key to Effective Training

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:35:57 -0500

For thousands of years, many Indigenous peoples have incorporated storytelling as an essential way to learn and share important cultural teachings. It is a premise that works so well many companies are adopting the art of storytelling as a foundation for their training programs and decreasing their former dependence on graphs and pie-charts and pages of statistics. Here are three reasons why storytelling is one of the most effective ways to train your staff and build your business.

Management Skills 101: The Strategic Secret of Impactful Meetings

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:42:44 -0500

Does that weekly business meeting feel like a waste of time? Do you wish you were back in your office actually getting work done? There is a simpler way to make your meetings more effective and impactful.

Tricks and Tips to Help You Deal With a Difficult Business Associate

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:34:21 -0600

Arrogant, bossy, bad attitude, opinionated, backstabber etc- we have all had a business associate who possessed one or more of such traits. Business is all about dealing with people, and often, this can become increasingly difficult.

Uncovering the Secret to Intercultural Communication Success in Business

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:47:16 -0600

You can't learn everything about a business or customer just by looking at its on-paper stats. True understanding of our business partners and customers come from 3 aspects of Cultural Knowledge: the "know-what", the "know-how", and the "know-why". To achieve this goal, we must develop better listening skills and management skills that are so essential to building relationships.

How to Know Your Colleague Better

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:13:33 -0600

You come across co workers every day, how well do you know them or do you know them at all? You may have a nodding acquaintance with some of them by uttering a quick hello or saying hi as you pass them by. You consider yourself to be friendly at the work place, smiling whenever circumstances warrant especially during meetings, if that is possible besides work gatherings.

Email Aikido

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:25:05 -0600

In the business world, whether in face-to-face meetings or relaying information from one person to another, we practice acts of respect. But what about when it comes to email? Don't forget that conflict and communication tools apply to email as well!

Stop Hating Your Job: Start Healing Businesses Through Effective Communication

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 14:06:22 -0600

North American employees are completely disengaged with their jobs. So how can business turn this around and start engaging their workforce?

Office Politics: The Taboo You Cannot Ignore

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:03:17 -0600

So, you held your breath, prayed to the higher power and struggled to fit in during high school. The popular and the arrogant got it all, whilst the nice ones merged in the background. Regardless of what happened, you graduated from high school.

The Role of Respect In the Workplace

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:32:24 -0600

Are you one of those people that encounter verbal or disrespectful attitudes of others. Do you see it happen in your workplace, or worse still within families. It need not be the case with the adoption of some simple tips. Try them out, see what you think. It might make a difference to someone else life as well as yours...

Confidence and Credibility in the Workplace - The 5 Levels of EQ and What They Mean to You

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:39:09 -0600

There is a way to boost your confidence and subtly build your credibility in the workplace and it's based on fine-tuning your #1 predictor in personal and professional success. And what might that critical factor in the success equation be? Answer: Your emotional intelligence level. In this article you will learn the 5 levels of EQ, (emotional intelligence) and how they contribute to helping career and personal success.

Speak Up or Shut Up?

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:38:26 -0600

I think you always speak up, but the how you do that and what you say is critical to having a desired outcome. His or her brain will go into protect and defend mode and the biochemical reaction will not allow him/her to think clearly.

The Number 1 Key to Professional Success

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:20:41 -0600

Good communication skills mean good business. You are a representative of yourself and your company. So, employers look for people who have good communication skills. If you are a better communicator, you are more likely to hired, promoted in your job. Did you know that?

Why Is Fear The Main Emotion In Mergers and Acquisitions?

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:55:20 -0600

Find out how fear in a business merger or acquisition causes a decline in productivity. The fight or flight syndrome can disrupt a work culture that takes time to turn around to a normal state before thriving towards increased productivity.

Are You Working for Him?

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:35:31 -0600

One Idiot Boss. One and all, who's ever had a boss might agree to it. Let's first discuss the Symptoms: He irrationally rejects your ideas and discourages you personally.

Stop-Look-Listen for Behavior Styles

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:18:58 -0600

Awareness of behavior styles is essential in building healthy relationships. Communication is improved and conflict reduced when one understands behavior styles outside of their own.

Rules Are Made to Be Broken

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:35:41 -0600

Have you ever wondered where all the rules out there governing grammar, punctuation, spelling, and so on come from? Is there really a dictator called the Grammar Ninja hiding in a cave or bunker somewhere, thinking up evil ways to make your writing 'wrong?' Is he or she inventing new words to make your life miserable?

Improve Your Workplace People Skills

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:26:31 -0600

People skills in the workplace are important skills many people do not have, unfortunately. Workers are often thrown together with people who have alternative personality types, world views, intelligence levels, refinement levels and the like. These people are thrown together in a small building, oftentimes in one room, where they will spend an average of eight hours a day together. Many interesting and detrimental things can happen when someone lacks workplace people skills. Just a few of the mishaps that can occur are:

Executive Coaching - Staff Conflict

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:51:28 -0600

Let's face it in every company you will have a conflict among employees. How do you handle employee conflict?

Women@Work Series: Understanding Workplace Politics

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:22:54 -0600

If there were one gift I would like to give all women before they enter the world of work, it would be a crash course titled: Understanding Workplace Politics. Why? It's because I have seen way too many smart, ambitious women with high potential lose out on promotions or opportunities for advancement simply because they are clueless about the unspoken rules that govern the workplace.

Different Types Of Business Meetings

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:53:22 -0600

Conferences will allow you to know the current position of your business in the market arena. Be reminded that this goes beyond achieving goals. It also strengthens good working relationship.

The Importance Of Transparency In Any Organization

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:25:33 -0600

Transparency ought to be the target of every leader. Tou should be able to establish an environment when people are not afraid to speak their mind.

Biased Corporate Culture: Impacting Employees' Efficiency

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:30:23 -0600

The digital age has always echoed for a more streamlined way to work in order to gain momentum. There is no second thought that this Internet-reliant workforce is transforming intricacies into convenience. But, is this modernization making any change in the sick mentality of Hypocrites? A recent study reveals that corporate world is accompanied by more than 60% of Hypocrites who act as a roadblock to overall company success.

Are You a Passive-Aggressive Communicator and Why That Matters

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:12:39 -0600

Are you aware of your communication style? Learn how to recognize if you are a Passive-Aggressive Communicator and why that matters!

Tips for Effective Influencing of Key Stakeholders and Colleagues

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:11:22 -0600

In summary the top tips you will want to consider for effective influencing: congruence of the message, what's in it for them, what communication style am I and what are they? Establish what their objections are, put yourself in the shoes of the other person, ensure effective listening, use open clarifying questions with a good summary.

Are You an Aggressive Communicator and Why That Matters

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:43:05 -0600

Are You an Aggressive Communicator and Why that Matters? Learn how to recognize the Aggressive Communicator.

Are You a Passive Communicator and Why That Matters

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:47:22 -0600

Are you aware of the communication style you use? Passive communicators are perceived to be more concerned about others than themselves. Passive leaders choose not to share their wants, needs, desires, or opinions readily. They stay quiet when issues are being discussed.

5 Steps for Improving Your Emotional Intelligence & Communication

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:01:36 -0600

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the phrase used to describe the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. While many recognize they struggle with a low level of EQ, the data clearly indicates that it is a skill that can be taught!

Communication in an Organization

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:30:00 -0600

Everything that is done within the organization framework is done through communication - strategy formulation and implementation, goal setting and pursuance, brainstorming session, branding, researching, policy formulations and executions, reviews and monitoring, checks and balances, planning and controlling, coordination, distribution, etc. Where there is challenge in harmonization in any of these parts of organization roles; it can be traced to poor communication.

Let Go of Tension at the Office

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:54:40 -0600

Ever felt unfairly passed over for a promotion? Snubbed by a co-worker? Let down in a group project? While the office is full of opportunities to get ahead, personality conflicts with difficult co-workers can hold you back, draining your energy and distracting you from your goals.

Make A Difference in Your Work!

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:01:59 -0600

What's Your Purpose? Every successful business leader has a clear answer to this vital question: Why are you building this company? Who does it serve and what's your greater purpose? Answering these questions costs you very little, and it can pay huge dividends. For some entrepreneurs, the primary purpose is simply to create a business that can be sold. They have a talent for seeing a need and designing systems to meet the need while making a profit, and they love starting new businesses. Once the company is established, they often sell it and may repeat the process again and again through the years. Most business owners, however, have some other purpose in mind, and it is often deeply personal. Some want to build a company they can pass on to their children. Others want to see how large and profitable they can make it, and they dream of a vast enterprise with thousands of employees. Still others, want a business that expresses their values or contributes to society in some way.

Effective Tips in Dealing With Critical People at Work

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:19:34 -0600

No matter where people go, they will always come across at least one critical person in their lives. And, whether they are right or wrong in doing so, these critical people will always be quick to point out perceived flaws and shortcomings in others. There will be people who criticize your relationships and people who criticize your school endeavors. Workplace critics are some of the most challenging to deal with because the worker is forced to find solutions. The following are some effective ways that a person can deal with critical people at work:

Improve Decision Making By Using the Right Communication Style

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:21:40 -0600

Are you frustrated by the ineffectiveness of many of your meetings? Do you find that your team cannot seem to make a final decision on seemingly basic business questions? Do the same issues continue to resurface?

Move To the Cloud Before You Move the Location of Your Business

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:48:45 -0600

Whether you're moving because you're expanding, downsizing, or simply moving for a better opportunity, your business will face transitions throughout its time of operations. You fill face both ups and downs, but one thing that will help keep your business running is a reliable phone system hosted in the cloud!

How Do I Communicate Better With People at a Distance?

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:20:12 -0600

If you are in business today, you likely deal with communicating with people inside and well as outside of your office. Here are five tools that you can use to help you communicate better with people at a Distance.

Writing a Formal Business Letter

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:53:59 -0600

Most people would not write a formal business letter in crayon because it would never be taken seriously. And if your letter is not presented in the proper format and style, then it will leave almost as bad an impression as it would had it been written in crayon. Whether your letter is a compliment or complaint, a request for information or a provider of information, here is what needs to be included in that letter for it to be taken in its most appealing light: A - As if crayon was bad enough, formal business letters...