Tag Archives: communication

Create a Trusting and Fair Environment

Trust is the foundation of good leadership and strong teamwork. Being fair and trustworthy is a leader’s first order of business. Squashing attempts by team members to create an unhealthy…

Prevent Communication Errors

  Do you ask for what you want? Are you clear about your needs? I have found that if my goal is to prevent communication errors, I must: 1. keep…

Like to write and talk? You have Communication talents!

Tips for Using Powerful and Positive Language

The words we choose when taking to family, friends, co-workers or our boss impact the people around us and shape our future.  The power of words cannot be underestimated.  Over…

Mixed Signals – How to Stamp Out This Common Communication Barrier

Last week I gave a short talk about common communication barriers. Although the list I normally present to students in the organizational behavior class I teach contains nine points, I…

Hilarious Video – Can This Help Us to Communicate Better at Work too?

It’s not surprising that Jason Headley’s recent video, above, has gone viral. It’s a hilarious take on how difficult communication between two loving people can be. Those of us who…

Rate Your Company’s Culture – Positive, Uncertain or Toxic?

The importance of a positive company culture is well-documented and is finally getting the attention it deserves – from business magazine articles, academic journals, and employees. The culture of a…

Feedback: Quick tips for giving feedback

Feedback is a key concept discussed in academics and business because it is critical to the process of improvement. Just to clarify, feedback has two meanings in the world of…

Job Satisfaction: Necessity or Luxury?

When unemployment rates are uncomfortably high and profit levels flat, businesses may inappropriately reason that surveying employees about their job satisfaction is a luxury that only mega-corporations can afford. However,…