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In today’s competitive business climate, effective communication skills are more important than ever. Give your people the skills they need to speak up and take action.


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Common Misunderstandings at Work

That’s not what I meant! Oh, if only we never had to say that – at work or at home! But alas, we do.  Misunderstandings happen. Here are three of the most common misunderstandings that happen at work along with my advice on how to deal with them. 1) Misattribution of motives. This is when

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How to Build Relationships When Colleagues are Here, There or Anywhere

Open office. Hoteling. Agile office environments. Whatever you want to call it, working here, there, and everywhere is here to stay. Without water cooler talk, chance hallway meetings, and idle conversation waiting for meetings to begin, it can be hard to develop relationships with new colleagues or keep existing relationships strong and healthy. Relationship development

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When a colleague drives you nuts

The following blog post is excerpted from my new book Head On: How to Approach Difficult Conversations Directly. Martin loved his new FitBit. And everyone in the office knew it. Co-workers adored Martin. He was friendly and outgoing and a dependable colleague. And in the past 12 months, Martin lost over 50 pounds and became very

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What My 8 Year Old Taught Me About Sales

On a recent chilly Sunday afternoon, my eight-year-old daughter made her debut in sales.  She is selling Girl Scout cookies for the first time. On this particularly cold afternoon (it was 4 degrees above zero), she went around the neighborhood knocking on doors, while I stayed on the sidewalk pulling a sled brimming with her

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Your Life: An Annual Inventory

Every year around this time, I unplug for a few hours to take stock of my accomplishments during the past year and capture my dreams, wishes and intentions for the coming year. Based loosely on a process shared by architect Sarah Susanka, I journey through the past year, take stock of the present and throw

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Habits at Home (aka hug your kids — or your dog — or both)

With September and a new school year right around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to think about habits at home. When you come in the door from work, what are the first few things you do?  Do you complain to your spouse about your boss?  Do put on your running shoes and

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