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4 Mistakes to Avoid When You Have to Deliver Bad News

There will always be tough things that need to be shared with your staff

One of the most important jobs of leaders is to tell people what’s going on, even when the news is bad. Leaders must be able to address everything from an individual performance issue to the denial of budget for new personnel or other ...

by Liz Kilsik  | September 03, 2018 02:00:00
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The More You Talk, the Less They Listen

To stand out, say less

What is the best way to communicate an idea in today's noisy climate? We had heard about Ryan Foland’s “3-1-3® Method”and interviewed him about this thoughtful, simple and effective communications tool. We recently caught up with Ryan at his office at UC Irvine. He is not ...

by Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey  | August 14, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Say 'No' More Often: Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a 'To-Don't' List

Anyone can make a to-do list. The smart entrepreneur will make--and follow--a list of things you should never do

Too many entrepreneurs rush headlong into the business world armed with a to-do list and a host of expectations. What they lack is a companion "to-don't" list to guide their decisions. In other words, they know where they want to go, but they ...

by Chirag Kulkarni  | July 14, 2018 02:00:00
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5 Keys to Making True Connections

Connecting increases your influence in every situation, and these five keys will help you do that

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to move forward in their careers while you seem stuck? Why no one seems to think your great idea will work? Does it seem as if no one's listening to what you say? Maybe ...

by Brittani Below  | June 11, 2018 02:00:00
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Office Relationships Work a Lot Like Those With Friends and Family

Confront problems head on and face-to-face because you are going to be seeing that face every day

I will never forget the moment I realized I will spend more time in an office than in my home. I was about a week into my first “real” job. It’s tough to come to terms with the fact that our time ...

by Brittany Larsen  | May 30, 2018 06:00:00
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Dreading an Upcoming 'Difficult' Conversation? Here Are 10 Tips That Can Help

Asking questions up-front and then really listening to the answers can prevent a whole lot of grief later

When I conducted research for my book, Overcoming Fake Talk, I was interested to discover why so many people were afraid to talk about certain topics -- what I call undiscussables. Undiscussables include anything that we think and feel but choose not to share. ...

by John Stoker  | May 07, 2018 06:00:00
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25 Words You Need to Stop Saying to Improve Your Communication Skills

You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you

For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.From the lines you hear on TV, the commentary you hear through podcasts to the social media posts you read ...

by Matthew McCreary  | April 20, 2018 06:00:00
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4 Ways to Be a Better Communicator and Be More Present in Conversations

Following this advice will not only prevent you from coming off like a jerk, but actually make you memorable

What do you get when you cross a smartphone with the act of snubbing someone? “Phubbing.”That’s not just a punchline -- the word is defined in multiple dictionaries, and close to 44 percent of people do it more than twice a day, ...

by Hayden Field  | April 06, 2018 02:00:00
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Here's the Top Overlooked Communication Skill of Great Leaders

Having meaningful conversations with your employees is critical to your company's success

As a leader or manager, it's natural to want to demonstrate your business acumen to your direct reports and colleagues. However, if you're always expressing your point of view and dominating conversations, you may be missing out on unique ideas that others ...

by Lou Casale  | March 09, 2018 06:00:00
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3 Ways to Make Memorable Small Talk That Gets People Interested In Working With You

The easiest way to be intriguing is listen closely after you've asked someone to tell you about themselves

"Small talk is the biggest talk we do." ~ Susan RoAne, author/keynote speakerMost people try to avoid small talk---the often obligatory chitter chatter that tends to be the accompanying bane of awkward introductions, boring social gatherings and inescapable airline travel. But it doesn't have to ...

by Tor Constantino  | February 26, 2018 08:00:00
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5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Best Employees

If you're set on retaining game-changing talent, there are a few thoughts you'd be wise to keep to yourself

Employees are the lifeblood of any company. Whether you're a brand new startup or a fairly well-established brand, your ability to achieve your goals is ultimately going to depend on what you get out of the people who work for you.This requires more than just hiring ...

by Lucas Miller  | February 09, 2018 06:00:00
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Want to Gain Customers' Trust? Try These 4 Communications Tips

In one study, poor communication was the reason behind the failure of a third of all failed projects surveyed

Business communication has much more importance than many people realize. In fact, a study by the Project Management Institute found that poor communication was the reason behind the failure of a third of all failed projects it surveyed.No surprise then that communications can ...

by Pratik Dholakiya  | January 03, 2018 02:00:00
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Instantly Be More Persuasive With These 12 Tips

Command, convince and convert the audience the next time you speak

What if I told you that there is a strategy for increasing your conversions while actually doing less work? Would you be interested in knowing?It isn't a new whiz-bang internet strategy, but rather one that the world's most well-known, which authors and ...

by Dustin Mathews  | November 02, 2017 12:00:00