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How Clearly Are You Seeing Your Organization?

Can you really see your organization clearly? Do intergenerational issues, a toxic culture or unclear expectations cloud your vision? Communications expert and management strategist Laura Crandall will join us to discuss how we can get a new perspective, shift our assumptions, and learn new strategies for organizational clarity.

3 Questions – How Good Are You at Giving Performance Feedback?

Ever notice that books about how managers can learn to give performance feedback focus on really difficult conversations first? It seems like a completely awful place to begin. Sort of like […]

Upon Reflection

In reading the recap of this week’s news, I came across Hillary Clinton’s message supporting marriage equality. The subject of her statement, while important, is not what got my attention. […]

Getting Through

The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. ~Sydney J. Harris Have you ever […]

Visualize Good Communication

How do you want to communicate at work? Start with a vision of what it feels like when communication works well – then you’ll be able to recognize it when […]

Decreasing Workplace Annoyances

Ok, it’s Tuesday morning. Have any of your colleagues made you nuts so far this week? I bet at least one has. And, depending on the severity of his or […]

Use Your Brain – it’s Good for Mindfulness

I teach clients to develop communication skills that help them stay present, effective and engaged at work. These skills are profoundly helpful and are easily observed as beneficial when practiced […]

Fundamentals of Communication: the 5 Ws

(Plus an H, an S & and an extra W) “Didn’t you hear? Journalism’s dead – it’s in all the papers.”  That’s what a journalist friend of mine said when […]

4 Things To Do Forever

The 4 Things To Do Forever are not rocket surgery, but they are tricky because at least one of them is often missed when we try communicating with one another […]

Leadership – a linguistic ruse

Making the average workday sound super duper important. Perhaps it’s my inborn disposition to want to challenge the status quo, but part of me is tired of hearing about “leadership.” […]