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Sorry, I Wasn’t Listening: 5 Ways to Model Better Listening Skills business communication effective communication effective listening employee engagement good listening human resources leadership leadership tips listening skills non verbal communication positive communication relationships workplace communication

I have a confession to make when it comes to listening skills. I’m an interrupter. When I already know what someone is trying to say, or I have a point to make, I just cut right in. I know I shouldn’t do it. I know it’s rude. It drives me crazy when other people do it, so why do I?

Most of us aren’t very good listeners. Interrupting may not be your Achilles heel, but...

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An Attitude of Gratitude: Simple Ways to Show Appreciation appreciation business communication culture shift effective communication gratitude leadership performance coaching relationships team building workplace communication

grat·i·tude:

the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.

An attitude of gratitude comes from showing appreciation and gratitude for others. It is one of the most powerful communication tools you can have.

When you show appreciation on a regular basis, it will open doors to a better conversation, a more...

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How well do you communicate? | Assess your communication skills communication assessment communication skills test communication tips confident communication effective communication learn to communicate listening skills positive communication relationships
Communication works for those who work at it. ~ John Powell

How well do you communicate?

Every contact we make involves communications skills - speaking and listening,  speech patterns, the words we use, the tone of our voice, our body language and even the silences all play a part in how successful our communications are.

Self-awareness can be one of the most effective ways to...

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How to Facilitate an Appreciation Circle appreciation business communication clear communication grateful gratitude relationships

u shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you really mean it. Then you should say it a lot. People forget that. ~ Jessica, Age 8

Studies have found that practicing appreciation can improve relationships and motivate employees. It can also increase wellness and lessen stress. In short, regular appreciation will not only boost performance and engagement but also improve an...

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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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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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