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Workplace Communication: The Solve Session behavior expectations business communication effective communication leadership performance coaching relationships team building workplace communication

We can all use a good solve session.

That’s because we all have issues that keep us up at night. And we need some different perspectives to solve them. By starting a solve session group, you can do just that.

Think about this: Have you ever come home and vented to a friend or partner about work?  Or your dead-end career? Or something your boss said or did?  Do you ever get stuck...

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Multitasking and Communication: The Big Myth business communication clear communication communication tips confident communication efficient multitasking multitask

An empty stomach will not listen to anything ~ Spanish Proverb

Multitasking:  Let’s be honest. Do you ever get distracted and have no idea what the person talking to you just said?

How many times have you been interrupted, changed your focus for a minute, and then thought, ”Now where was I?” Classic multitasking fail.

Multitasking is a Myth

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10 Ways to Be a More Positive Communicator business communication clear communication communication tips conversation positive communication relationships

One of the most powerful ways to improve relationships is to simply be a more positive communicator. Positive communication is contagious and brings out the best in yourself and in those around you.

You never know when one kind act, or one word of encouragement, can change a life forever. - Zig Ziglar

When you become a positive communicator, people are more likely to listen to you, the...

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Mindset Matters: Tips for a Mindset Make-Over appreciation effective communication mindset peaceful mindset positive mindset strong mindset

Our mindset matters. This year, I was uniquely reminded of that as we experienced what I refer to as the year of the “busted Christmas”. Our family celebration with our children and grandchildren was cancelled – first due weather, and then illness.  We took down a rather sad looking tree that still had presents wrapped and waiting for our grandkids to (eventually) enjoy.

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Clarify Your Message: Three Steps to Effective Communication business communication clear communication communication tips effective communication human resources leadership message

I didn't understand, based on the words that were said. ~ Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion

One of the most common communication mistakes we make, and the easiest to fix, is how to better clarify your message so people understand what we mean to say.

More often than not, when we communicate, the person we are talking to will not really understand what you are trying to say. Or...

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Appreciation Isn’t Just For the Holidays appreciation effective communication grateful gratitude inspirational motivational relationships

Holiday Appreciation. It’s something we do regularly this time of year.

The period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s is the time of year when most of us demonstrate extra appreciation and gratitude for family and friends. And, maybe even for the mailman and the store clerk.

Wouldn’t it be nice to experience that kind of holiday appreciation every day of the year?

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