All posts tagged communication

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 […]

Problems Start in the Communication Channel

All problems start in the communication. Humans – for better and for worse – are the cause.

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 […]

The Sad Value of Cynics

I recently witnessed the birth of a cynic. It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. And as I watched it happen, I felt powerless to stop it. […]