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Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

4 Sure Fire Ways Leaders Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Regardless of your leadership role, successful communication is a necessary factor in your success. I am not talking about that ability to capture the attention of a crowd, convey vision, or inspire others, although these are wonderful leadership skills. I’m talking about the way you communicate with people in your personal interactions. Communication can nurture…

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How to Communicate Like a Pro!

It’s rare to meet anyone who has truly mastered the art of communication, even though communicating is something you do every day. For some, drafting an articulate letter or email comes easily, but being able to think on your feet and express yourself well verbally is tough! For others, it’s the other way around. Some…

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6 Communication Mistakes that Destroy Morale

Morale is mysterious and intangible like the wind. You can feel the effects, but the contributing factors aren’t always obvious. When morale is good, you can feel it – everything flows better. Your team has more fun working; there is a surge in creativity, energy, and productivity. The bonus – a better bottom line! When…

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What’s Your Go To Question?

Everybody has their own story and unique motivations that prompt them to do what they do. That’s why I enjoy character driven movies, biographies, and meeting new people. People are fascinating! Getting to know someone new is like unwrapping a gift – you just never know how their life will impact and change yours. Sometimes…

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Mission Impossible: Expecting People to Read Your Mind

Unspoken expectations, aka assumptions, are dangerous! They will wreak havoc in your relationships and they will keep your team wandering in the wilderness of failure. One of the most common problems I see among leaders: expecting their people to know exactly what they want and then being amazed and annoyed when it doesn’t happen. In…

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The Proof Is in the Pancake

Health is one of my top five values. For me health includes exercise, proper rest, a positive mindset, healthy habits, and nutritious eating. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet. So yesterday when the Today Show featured a segment on sneaking veggies into your food in…

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Communication is Key – The Personality Piece

When my daughter was young, I made the mistake of speaking to her the way I would want someone to speak to me. Let’s just say I suffered a bit from “Clone Syndrome.” My list of specific tasks with helpful details went in one ear and out the other. Most days she would dutifully attempt…

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Communication is the Key!

Buckled in, I had nowhere to go. It only took a few minutes to figure out that the man sitting next to me on my flight home had a lot on his mind. He began by celebrating the fact that he was able to score a seat closer to the front of the plane –…

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