Test the Relationship with Your Boss

You may have a great relationship with your boss that even extends beyond the workplace. This can make going to work a joy and very positive experience. It is wise however, to never take your relationship for granted regardless of how well you get along. …

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Stop Talking So You Can Hear

          We often try to persuade or convince others through an argument or debate. Unfortunately, arguing generally does not change someone’s mind, if anything, it makes the other party angry and causes them to dig in even further. What you hear …

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Communicate with Respect, Not Profanity

I understand that using profanity can make a person appear to be more real and relatable to those that speak that way. The problem is it can also alienate and put others off and make the person come across as a bully or tyrant. Effective …

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You Can’t Show Empathy If You Don’t Care

Much has been written about the importance, and power, of Emotional Intelligence (EI/EQ) and its role in building teams, being a good leader and creating positive corporate culture. No doubt it can be a big difference maker but what if the leader doesn’t care? What …

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Do People Hear What You Say And Mean?

People don’t care about what you say, and won’t really listen, until they know you care about them. What you say isn’t as important as what they are hearing. Two key factors to improve your communication are your “words” (what you say) and the “music” …

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“I’m Gonna Tell’ Em What I Think”

It sure feels good when you tell someone what you really think. Especially when they deserve it. You get it off your chest; tear them a fresh page and hopefully teach them a lesson. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Most of the time it …

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Reputation Builders For Entrepreneurs (and Intrapreneurs)

Whether you have your own business, are thinking of going on your own, or you are running a division or business unit within a large corporation, the following guidelines for reputation building all apply. Without a strong and positive reputation, the critical word of mouth …

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