Office communication can be hard when you have one or more difficult people in the mix. Improve your workplace communication […]
Trust and accountability in the virtual environment start with you: you need to hold yourself accountable for your own deliverables. […]
In the video below, Kristi Hedges points out a communication mistake that leaders tend to make: They tend to think […]
Are you aware of your communication style? Do you know how to adapt it accordingly to a particular situation and […]
I was recently promoted and a coworker really wanted my job. Not only didn’t she get it, she now reports […]
Storytelling is becoming a more common way to engage and relate your message in business. But storytelling can be tricky. AMA Playbook answers the question, when and where should I use storytelling in business? Here are few tips from storytelling guru and Amacom author Paul Smith.
Coaching is one of the most effective tools managers can use to improve performance. There is a simple structure to […]
Not in charge? You can still help your team make great decisions with these 3 powerful persuasion techniques by Don Maruska.
In order to get things done, you often have to say no to things you don’t have time for. Many people have trouble learning how to say no. Sometimes we see our task as ‘‘telling them no in such a way that they aren’t upset and they still like me.’’ But this is an almost impossible task because, if you are trying to manage another person’s reaction, you may end up losing sight of what’s important to you.
When presenting an idea to the team you shouldn’t voice an opinion until your team has had a chance to express their point of view. Otherwise you can limit conversation and valuable feedback from team members. A big exception to that is when you are unrolling a strategic initiative. How do you know whether you should speak up? Here are three tips for determining whether to frame a new idea when introducing it to the team…