Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:48:14 -0500
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:06:06 -0500In 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.
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?"
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:23:31 -050085% 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.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:55:15 -0500Conflict 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:11:24 -0500Leaders 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.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:29:05 -0500Decision 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.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:20:10 -0500These two people literally live in two different planets so to speak. Their reasoning, behavior and the general perception of life is stunningly parallel.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:39:19 -0500You 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."
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:50:59 -0500We 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.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:26:00 -0500This 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.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:30:16 -0500There 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.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:23:33 -0500In 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.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:39:59 -0500We all get so many emails today. Here are 5 tips to help you break through the noise and have your emails actually get read.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:51:22 -0500So 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.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:39:41 -0500Some 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.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:31:09 -0500Dealing 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.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 13:51:50 -0500Find 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.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:16:28 -0500Today, 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.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:59:45 -0500Emotions 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.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:32:53 -0500The 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.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:37:16 -0500Communication 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.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:20:11 -0500Feedback 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.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:41:01 -0500Attendance 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.
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.
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.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:37:07 -0500Breathing 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?
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:51:36 -0500Workplace 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.
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:54:32 -0500Communication 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.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 06:19:44 -0500Finally, 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.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:30:39 -0500Surveys 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.
Tue, 31 May 2016 07:52:16 -0500In 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.
Thu, 26 May 2016 10:11:51 -0500When 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.
Wed, 25 May 2016 07:57:11 -0500Slack 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.
Mon, 23 May 2016 12:33:03 -0500Do 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.
Fri, 20 May 2016 10:10:59 -0500After 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.
Mon, 16 May 2016 07:38:26 -0500Yesterday 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.
Fri, 13 May 2016 14:31:55 -0500As 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.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:55:28 -0500Acting 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.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:29:49 -0500Here 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.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:48:09 -0500Mobile 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.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:45:14 -0500Difficult 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.
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:34:21 -0500When 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.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 11:24:41 -0500OMG. More ppl undrstnd txt spk than biz jargon. Lol. If u can rd this, I rest my case.
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:42:35 -0500Information 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.
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:48:14 -0500There are many reasons for conducting a meeting. But regardless of the reason, always make sure that goals and objectives are met after the meeting.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:32:02 -0500Communication 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.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 07:10:51 -0500Good 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.
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:35:57 -0500For 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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:42:44 -0500Does 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.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:34:21 -0600Arrogant, 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.
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:47:16 -0600You 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:13:33 -0600You 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.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:25:05 -0600In 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!
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 14:06:22 -0600North American employees are completely disengaged with their jobs. So how can business turn this around and start engaging their workforce?
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:03:17 -0600So, 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.
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:32:24 -0600Are 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...
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:39:09 -0600There 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.
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:38:26 -0600I 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.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:20:41 -0600Good 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?
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:55:20 -0600Find 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.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:35:31 -0600One 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.
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:18:58 -0600Awareness of behavior styles is essential in building healthy relationships. Communication is improved and conflict reduced when one understands behavior styles outside of their own.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:35:41 -0600Have 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?
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:26:31 -0600People 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:
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:51:28 -0600Let's face it in every company you will have a conflict among employees. How do you handle employee conflict?
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:22:54 -0600If 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.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:53:22 -0600Conferences 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.
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:25:33 -0600Transparency 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.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:30:23 -0600The 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.
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:12:39 -0600Are you aware of your communication style? Learn how to recognize if you are a Passive-Aggressive Communicator and why that matters!
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:11:22 -0600In 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.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:43:05 -0600Are You an Aggressive Communicator and Why that Matters? Learn how to recognize the Aggressive Communicator.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:47:22 -0600Are 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.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:01:36 -0600Emotional 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!
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:30:00 -0600Everything 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.
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:54:40 -0600Ever 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.
Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:01:59 -0600What'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.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:19:34 -0600No 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:
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:21:40 -0600Are 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?
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:48:45 -0600Whether 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!
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:20:12 -0600If 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.
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:53:59 -0600Most 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...
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:49:00 -0500An estimated one out of every 100 people in the world stutter. Stuttering can be a source of stress in any situation, but it can be particularly problematic in the workplace. At times, stuttering can impact the professional lives of the individual and even hold them back from speaking and presenting in the workplace.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:35:37 -0500Remote workers have the opportunity take control of their workplace communication. This article covers common excuses and solutions for more effective virtual work.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:25:58 -0500When we say the word, "communication," what do you think of? Many people will think of the spoken word. People who are hearing impaired, however, might think of sign language. People who are visually impaired might think of Braille as well as sounds. The importance of effective communication cannot be stressed enough; be it in an organization, your social circle or even close family. It is amazing how much of a difference good communication skills can make to your career.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 06:59:15 -0500Job coaches and other professionals are becoming more prevalent in an attempt to equip young adults on the autism spectrum for the world of work. However, we seldom hear of concentrated efforts to educate employers regarding how to actually work and communicate with autistic workers. The reality is companies are lacking in knowing how to effectively connect with employees on the spectrum. In too many instances, young adults on the spectrum are able to land a job, only to find a work environment that is hostile and extremely difficult to navigate. Trying to get individuals on the spectrum to respond like their typical peers simply does not work. Most companies who hire autistic adults really want to see positive outcomes, as employers know someone on the spectrum - either personally or through professional affiliations. Because they have not been trained, the retention level for autistic workers remains low, especially among white collar professionals. In order to change the outcome, we must change the process in which employers communicate with and evaluate an autistic's job performance.
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:33:28 -0500In today's modern business market, not enough time or effort is invested into creating the correct structure for a business. This article looks at how to create a structure that brings, strength, protection and mobility to a business.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:36:18 -0500"Communication is the act of transferring information between two or more parties with the means to convey a message." Now in plain Ol' English...
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:51:28 -0500Every group has a group 'personality' - ways they see things, how they interact within the group, how they respond to other groups, and how they process information. Uncovering a group's personality is important to working with the group effectively. This article outlines key questions to help guide the reconnaissance.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:25:30 -0500Boards often form committees to help the board do its job. However, significant problems occur when a committee recommends a course of action. Here's what usually happens...
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:28:08 -0500How to deal with the awkward situation when you face your horrendous ex-boss in your next job too!! For those of you who left their organizations thinking you'd finally escaped the predatory clutches of your blood-sucking, despicable, horrendous boss who was responsible for your delayed marriage, shirking social-circle, unforthcoming future kids, never leaving backaches and larger than life headaches. For those who had a longer after party after the farewell of your boss in case he left for better prospects. Imagine for a second, I know it's just a possibility but none the less still a possibility that you find yourself face to face with him. No I'm not talking of his avatar or replica but him in flesh and blood. I'm not talking about unfortunately bumping into him in a supermarket or outside a movie theater but him as your next boss in the next organization or worst still he joins back the same old organization he left for better prospects. Wooo!! Scary I know. Don't shun the idea already, after all anything's possible!
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:21:31 -0500Many writers create challenges for themselves by using the definite article "the" with singular words like customer, client, student, and patient. There are advantages in using plural case for these words when dealing with activities requiring plural expression. This article explains why and how.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:09:15 -0500Have you ever experienced an abrasive, bull-headed, and verbally abusive co-worker? This articles offers the necessary tools to achieve improved results when communicating with "Mr. Challenge?"
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:09:09 -0500We've all been there: somebody fails to communicate clearly or in a timely manner and a misunderstanding occurs. Things get blown out of proportion and unnecessary problems arise. Or, your colleague makes an assumption based on a conversation you had in the break room two weeks ago and doesn't follow up. Now it looks like someone dropped the ball. Something that could've been easily discussed to resolution in person or over the phone instead gets relegated to a confusing, drawn-out chain of emails. See where I'm going with this?
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:53:19 -0500When I recently attended the National Junior Disability Championships here in New Jersey I did not anticipate the insights gained while volunteering would affect me not only personally but professionally as well. Thinking that I would spend the day making a difference in the lives of others-it was these junior athletes that positively impacted my life in an unexpected way. When a diverse group of people pull together to support a common cause, in the space surrounding positivity and selflessness there is nothing short of magic. When limitations and excuses step out and drive and determination step in amazing things happen.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 06:20:02 -0500Tackling professional jealousy at the workplace might be little easier for people who have more experience by their side. Wider exposure and varied experience equip all of us with some rare human skills that might be difficult to grasp in isolation. But that's not an easy task at all.
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:31:52 -0500Casual Friday sets up the mood in the office and makes for a nice ending to the work week, but beware the clothes you wear. Your clothes define you and whether you like it or not other people are judging you.
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:22:18 -0500For the last twelve months I have had the honor of leading a global team - leaders from six different countries. In my personal life, I have been managing by long distance, the affairs of my eighty-seven year old dad. These experiences have highlighted for me the importance of communication, collaboration and openness to differing points of view.
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:46:34 -0500It is OK to learn and share your knowledge. It is OK to be successful and enjoy your bounty. It is OK to surround yourself with beauty and spread appreciation. It is OK to rise in influence and impact others. It is OK to make the world a better place. And... it is OK not to.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:31:33 -0500A narcissist puts strain on relationships. It becomes especially difficult in a professional environment where people's financial futures are on the line. Having a boss or co-worker who feels that he or she is the "smartest" or "most accomplished," can manifest itself in a refusal to listen to other's ideas or a need for constant praise. This person can be overly sensitive to clients' criticism and that not only makes for bad personal relationships, it makes for bad business.