Create a Productive Learning Environment for Everyone

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How do Millennials learn best? How abut Generation Xers? Our learning priorities and methods shift according to generation, but there are some essentials that will help everyone have a productive learning experience. Start with these tips to ensure that your programs are stimulating and help people draw connections in unique ways that aid in their… Read more »

9 Effective (and Practical) Communication Hacks You Can Use Today

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Whether you’re helping a customer troubleshooting an issue or giving your boss a project update, you need to communicate effectively and concisely. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Most people don’t take the time to improve these skills. Those who DO are ahead of the game! Be social. Breaking the ice and talking to someone you… Read more »

The Leader’s Key to Effective Time Management

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Many businesses focus on time management but we have discovered that leaders need to focus on expanding and managing energy—not time. It’s not the time you devote to your work or family that brings real value, but the energy and passion you bring to the time you have. Take care of business! Effectively managing energy… Read more »

4 Quick Strategies to Improve Your Career Today

Posted by & filed under Active Listening, Communicating To Manage Performance, Communication, Employee Development.

Effective communication skills are vital to a successful, rewarding business. You need to communicate well with your clients, staff, partners, associates, and vendors. Improving your communication skills will let you express yourself with more confidence; more confidence will help you attract more clients and influence your peers and referral sources. You probably feel that you… Read more »

Learn the Power of Effective Feedback

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Acquiring effective feedback skills is one of the cornerstones of communicating to manage performance. Specific feedback encourages positive behavior. Not all positive feedback is created equal. Unfortunately generic (wishy washy, “nice job”) positive feedback can have reducing impact or even disengage employees over time.  In addition generic positive feedback is often accompanied by specific detailed… Read more »

Fostering Assertive Employees & Increasing Effectiveness

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When we talk about styles of just about anything, inevitably the discussion will follow with a list and communication isn’t immune from that. It is interesting and more than likely a trait of someone’s ‘communication style’, that you find many different variations of styles, depending on where you research you may find four or five… Read more »

Influencing Employees To Accomplish Goals

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If you want people to think, give them intent, not instructions. There’s no reason to waste important time and energy admonishing your team members about what’s been done. Instead, clarify your expectations to show your team how they can accomplish goals or how a particular employee can achieve his or her objectives. Communicate clearly and… Read more »

Taking Key Communication Knowledge from the Medical Industry

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A recent study by the National Institute of Health found that good doctors communicate effectively with patients—they identify patients’ problems more accurately, and patients are more satisfied with the care they receive.  “Good” doctors are those whose patients adjust better psychologically and are more satisfied with their care, they have greater job satisfaction, and less… Read more »

Communicate to Manage Performance: Introverts vs Extroverts

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Meetings Introverts are not likely to share ideas in a large setting, whereas extroverts welcome the public communication. Get the most out of your introverted staff by providing a smaller group setting where they can shine. Large, weekly meetings aren’t as productive as was previously thought. Consider making that a monthly meeting, and have a… Read more »