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Monday, December 11, 2017
Only about a third of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs, according to a Gallup poll. If you’re a leader or manager, you can make a difference by writing in a way that engages employees...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
If you’re a small business owner, independent contractor, or PR or marketing specialist, you recognize the power of social media to generate visibility and new business opportunities. The...
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
People skills: Attentive listing, observing, and reading; perceiving and empathizing; effective and appropriate use of words, tone, expressions and gestures (verbal, written, and otherwise)...
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
If you lead a team of employees, or have ever been in a management role of any kind, you probably found yourself in a scenario like this: You have been given a new process for your team or...
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
My karate teacher Frank Gorman likes to say, “We are all products of our habits. Good habits? Bad habits? That is your choice.” What are you really prepared to require? What strong...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
We are living in a fast-changing and constantly evolving world, especially in the United States. Consider a few headlines:           Leadership is more than just a science, more than just...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Good Work Habits: Self-Presentation, Timeliness, Organization, Productivity, Quality, Follow-Through, Consistency, Initiative Basic work habits are matters of self-management, which has...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
According to a recent Mobileinsurance.com survey, the average person spends up to 23 days a year staring at their phone screens. That’s almost a month per year! This stat doesn’t surprise...
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Managers don’t magically lose their need for communicating when they ascend a rung on the ladder. In fact, it’s especially important that managers be able to communicate, including in...
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Everybody has bad days or bad moments. In our career seminars, we do an exercise, but the point is not to help a person find out whether they have a bad attitude. Instead, the purpose is to...
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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Check the box that best describes you:     You lack direct and honest communication skills. You fail to stand up for yourself, and you avoid conflict.    You humiliate or put others down...
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Why do sports fans love opening day? Because on day one, hope springs eternal. The brand-new season brings with it infinite potential, renewed passion, and belief in new possibilities. No...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Disengaged employees cost U.S. companies $450 to $550 billion annually, according to a popular Gallup study, and a whopping 67 percent of respondents said they were disengaged with their...
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Through using past business experiences, learning activities, and personal self-discoveries, all leaders have developed their own capabilities, behaviors, and personalities to lead. They...
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Interrupt and voice your opinion often, tell others how they should feel, do not listen, do not ask many questions, repeat yourself, and add a few unrelated comments. This list describes...
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
This may be a bold title, especially because you don’t know me. But what if I was right? Have you ever given thought as to how your communication may be sabotaging your influence without...
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Most managers have to prepare a tidal wave of emails, reports, and memos every day. This deluge can take over your life and keep you from doing things—like supervising staff—managers are...
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Critical conversations in the workplace have the power to create change, including shifts in perspective, knowledge, and understanding.  In her book , The Art of Conversation, Judy Apps...
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Friday, March 10, 2017
In this world of constant change, effective communication is a crucial skill set for leaders and individual contributors. Communication is the key to both success and failure—making or...
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Friday, March 10, 2017
What is the number one soft skill that is in demand and too often missing? Communication skills.  If new managers want to take communication to the next level, consider the simple but...
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