Being a good communicator is essential to be successful in business today. Good communications, however, involves more than just being able to speak eloquently. It means being able to read others and evaluate situations in the moment. Here are 5 essential strategies for being an effective communicator:
- Really Listen to What is... Read More
In today’s society, expressing negative emotions – especially anger – is not encouraged. We normally associate anger with aggressiveness…but the truth is that only about 10% of the time does anger result in aggressive behavior.
Most of the time, we tend to suppress our anger. And while that may seem like... Read More
We all want to succeed at work. In most cases, work is a team sport so it’s important to understand what it takes to work together as a team. Supporting each other so in the end, the team shines. Here are 5 essential components of a highly successful team.
- Communicates... Read More
We’ve all been in a situation where the tension in the air is palpable. Colleagues are not getting along. Both sides think they are right, and everyone is walking on eggshells, waiting for the whole thing to explode.
The problem is that if this conflict isn’t addressed, it will not only affect... Read More
One of the biggest reasons that it’s difficult to resolve conflicts is that there is no plan. Yes, we may try to solve the problem, but we all come to the table with our own biases and agendas, and, if things don’t go our way, we’ll usually dig... Read More
Whether you are a lawyer, a negotiator or anyone trying to build better relationships – one of the most underrated communication skills is the ability to ask questions. Let me explain.
In elementary school, we all learned about the 5 “Ws and an H” or Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. ... Read More
In our previous blog post, Think You’re a Good Listener?, we talked about three key benefits one gains by really listening to what the other person has to say during a negotiation or other attempt to resolve conflict. The question is, though: how do you listen effectively?
We’ve all been... Read More
As a child, your parents probably told you to put on your “listening ears” when they really wanted you to hear – and obey – what they had to say. It was a reminder to stop and pay attention.
When negotiating or dealing with conflict, we need to remember... Read More
We are very much aware of bullying that takes place at our schools and how much it affects the lives of our children. But have you considered the consequences of bullying at work? Did you know that it even existed?
According to the Workplace Bullying Institute workplace... Read More
In a previous blog post, Counting the Cost of Conflict, we mentioned that conflict in the workplace is costing about $359 billion per year. The question is, how do you “fix” this in your own business?
Let me be clear: Conflict is part of our everyday life. In... Read More