Thursday, December 13, 2018

Boost Your "Connect-Ability" by Building Confidence

"Building confidence in yourself helps you develop the right mindset to master life's challenges, opening the floodgates for an outpouring of opportunities to make...

Are You Difficult? … It's a Matter of Perspective

While most people don't describe themselves as "difficult" (although some actually find pleasure in doing so!) difficult behavior can nonetheless come from anyone, anytime,...

4 Ways to Avoid Misunderstandings that Destroy Relationships

Assume the Next Message You Send Will Be MisunderstoodIn working with companies and organizations to assist them in improving customer and workplace relationships, I...

"Sync" into others to build connect-ability and rapport

Boost your "connect-ability" with others by being synchronized, or "in sync." This is the ability to tune in to others, to create a rhythm...

Don't Stink At Email

If you lose readership of your email, your influence wanes at work.  If you misuse it enough, you'll turn partners into detractors.  If you...

The Best Teams Communicate in 3 Critical Ways

Research reported by Alex Pentland in the April issue of Harvard Business Review has revealed some interesting new information on effective teams. He and...

What's your Achilles' heel when it comes to leadership?

At one time, Achilles was considered the strongest of all Greek warriors, except for his pesky heel problem.To give you a Greek mythology refresher,...

Why Lunch Is A Bad Setting For Real Business

One of worst techniques you'll pick up in business is "let's do lunch."It sounds like a great device for conducting business, be it a...

50 Key Ingredients to Enduring Connections

In my workshops and training sessions over the last 20+ years on improving customer and workplace relationships  I have found that there are 50...

How to cut your incoming email by half (and get more done)

If you are getting too many emails, it's likely you are a manager.Depending on your corporate or company culture, it's easy to get 100...

Communicate to Connect

"Good communicators are open to my ideas. They respect me. They know who they are and what makes them 'tick' and they want to...

Build a Culture of Trust

By Derek MurphyIf there is one thing movies about the workplace tells us is that Hollywood believes bosses come in all shapes and sizes,...

Change Your Words, Change Their Minds

I continue to be amazed by that fundamental truth about living: how we choose to see a situation dictates the choices we–and others–make about...

How Well Do You Get Along?

One of the most important keys to success in your personal and professional life will be determined by your ability to get along with...

5 Ways to Eliminate Misunderstandings

Assume the Next Message You Send Will Be Misunderstood There are over 600 or more words in the English language with 10 or more meanings....

47 Ways to Build Valuable Connections … And Make Them Count!

If you are trying to gain cooperation from your staff, persuade or influence a client or co-worker, close a sale, make the right impression,...