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This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & ShiftKeep track of the series here and check out our daily e-mail newsletter, SmartBrief on Leadership. Don’t subscribe? Sign up.

The changing nature of communication is a popular topic in professional journals and water-cooler conversations.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership and the folks at Switch & ShiftKeep track of the series here and check out our daily e-mail newsletter, SmartBrief on Leadership. Don’t subscribe? Sign up.

In today’s multigenerational, global, constantly changing world, communication skills — both oral and written — are more important than anything else you can bring to a job.[…] Continue Reading »

We will have published nearly 470 posts on SmartBlog on Leadership by the end of 2013. It sounds like (and is!) a lot, but at an average of just fewer than two posts per business day, the frequency represents our aim of posting only what is high quality and relevant for time-strapped professionals.

How do we know if we’ve hit the mark?[…] Continue Reading »

Do you feel like you’re fading into the wallpaper at every business conference or networking event? Does your boss routinely ignore you in staff meetings? Do your colleagues land all the cool projects and hot clients? Sounds like you could use a memorability makeover. Here are three simple strategies you can begin using immediately to help you stand out in any crowd:

  • Develop connectivity
  • Become a specialist
  • Create a signature style

Develop connectivity.[…] Continue Reading »

My daughter recently started ukulele lessons. At the first lesson, her instructor explained that music is composed of three things: “melody,” which is made up of notes along the scale, “harmony,” which is the chords, and “rhythm,” the beat of the music. In listening to this explanation, it was easy to draw parallels to how leaders communicate messages to their teams.[…] Continue Reading »