All posts tagged skills

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 […]

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 […]

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 Trouble with Colleagues…

Anybody out there work with humans? My condolences. We can be just awful sometimes. We can be wonderful, too. Most of us try to be helpful, aware and dependable more […]

Data is data

Using the data of emotion. No one wants to deal with the guy who is prone to losing his temper and pounding his fists in meetings. We often avoid the […]

Asking Worker Bees to Wing It

In the US, we like people with independent spirits: people who want to blaze new trails, be masters their fate, and stake their claims. We like rugged individuals who are […]

Use Your Tools

I wrote this piece a year ago. I just had the same experience last week – different group, different profession, same problem.   Last week I listened to a group […]

Good Conversations – Part 4

Follow Through Up to this point you have communicated clearly, set expectations and confirmed commitment. Now you’re ready for the last part: following through. This is the step that most […]

Good Conversations – Part 3

Getting Commitment: – If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it You have now made your expectations clear. You have communicated clearly and everyone has the same information. […]