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Are You a Micromanager? 6 Signs

2018-02-20T06:42:50+00:00 By |

No one proudly wears the label of micromanager. Yet the workplace overflows with them. Here’s how to identify them on your team before you err by giving them bigger opportunities. If you fear you may be falling into the micromanagement trap yourself, consider these tell-tale signs.   6 Signs of a Micromanager   Micromanagers Lack [...]

10 Bad Business Communication Habits That Ruin Relationships

2018-02-13T06:45:47+00:00 By |

Few people admit to bad communication habits—much less habits that can cost them a job or a contract. Yet, we all see some of the following habits in people we interact with in the workplace on a daily basis. A few reminders can cut your risks that these habits don’t creep into your own business [...]

Hollywood Consistently Degrades Society by What It Communicates

2018-02-06T07:01:44+00:00 By |

By Guest Blogger Jeff Davidson At first glance, 2017 appeared to be a banner year for movies. Anytime you would open the newspaper to the movie section, the appeal was strong. When visiting RottenTomatoes.com, you couldn't ignore the large number of movies rated 80% or higher. Yet, a nagging, insidious trend has continued for decades: [...]

State of the Union Speech Analysis

2018-01-31T09:11:58+00:00 By |

As an executive speech coach, I’ve become accustomed to analyzing State of the Union speeches and presidential debates for many years. Bottom-line: If Obama performed like a motivational speaker, Trump delivered like a CEO. To be more specific, Obama’s speeches were often eloquent and motivational––but short on specifics. Trump’s speech sounded like the corporate CEO’s [...]

Do You Hear the Shocking Sound of Silence From Customers?

2018-01-31T08:07:16+00:00 By |

Some silences can be more painful than others: The thank-you note that never arrives. The dinner invitation that goes unanswered. The job interview request that’s never returned. The re-order that fails to come through. Paul Simon’s famous “The Sounds of Silence” always puts me in a melancholy mood—seeing a world of bleakness, where people fail [...]

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10 Traits That Make You More Likable

2018-02-12T22:31:37+00:00 By |

You’ve heard it said that people do business with people they like. But they also believe people they like, help people they like, hire people they like, promote people they like, get on committees with people they like, vote for people they like. Few would argue that likability is a good thing. If you’d like [...]

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