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Communication

Speak like a true leader

02/10/2016
If you want other people to take you seriously and follow your lead, you need to speak with power, confidence and authority.

4 ways to get busy people to read your emails

12/30/2015
There are several things you can do when writing emails to get your readers’ attention and urge them to continue reading, according to the email marketing experts at the Specialized Information Publishers Association.

Do employees feel like they ‘belong’? 5 red flags

12/21/2015
When employees feel like they belong in an organization, they’ll give you their all. When they feel like outsiders, you’ll only get a half-hearted effort at best. Here are five red flags …

Sometimes, you just need to say ‘no’

11/30/2015

How many times would you like to say, “No, I can’t help you,” but refrain from doing so? The result is an overload of work when you’re still trying to complete the projects that fall within your job responsibilities.

Dealing with the everything-is-urgent co-worker

11/30/2015
Co-workers who send every message with an “Urgent” tag in the subject line or who litter emails with “ASAP” make life unnecessarily stressful. Follow these tips to deal with an everything-is-urgent co-worker.

Connect with younger co-workers

10/25/2015
If you’re surrounded by co-workers half your age, it can feel isolating. They’ve grown up in a different world than you, and they have different priorities. How do you talk to them?

5 listening tips to improve communication

10/14/2015
Listening well is a critical HR skill. It helps to address problems, resolve conflict and reduce miscommunication. It makes you more efficient and effective. Here’s how to become a better listener.

Do you really know how to listen?

09/28/2015
Effective leaders learn how to put aside roving thoughts and distractions when conversing with people and open their ears. Here are some tips for active listening.

5 Ways to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Engaging

09/02/2015
While we all go to lots of meetings (too many?), more and more people are spending more and more time in meetings using technology, rather than being face to face with everyone. And while meetings are still meetings and people are still people, virtual meetings are different. One of the biggest challenges with virtual meetings is keeping people engaged and participating. Having led many virtual meetings, I’ve found five things that can help make a difference to increase participation and engagement, and reduce distractions for meeting participants. Let me share them with you here.

You can tell your employees where they’re headed–can’t you?

08/26/2015
A recent survey revealed many people would be more engaged in their work if only their bosses could paint a picture of their future.