Archive for communication SmartBlogs
“The average person tells four lies a day, or 1,460 a year; a total of 87,600 by the age of 60. And the most common lie is ‘I’m fine.’” This quote appeared in a friend’s recent blog post and got me thinking.* Does the average manager tell four lies a day?
Much of corporate America has an unspoken doctrine of “business masks.” Act a certain way.[…] Continue Reading »
How many times have you walked out of a meeting saying, “Well, that’s an hour of my life that I will never get back!” We seem to tolerate poor presentations in the workplace assuming that’s just the way it is, not thinking about or recognizing the negative impact poor communications has on business. Let’s face it; the quality of a presentation can make the difference between:
- Winning that next big job or a pointless pitch
- Team collaboration or needless conflict
- Profitability or money down the drain
In a world where the bottom line rules, how we communicate has a direct correlation to success and profitability.[…] Continue Reading »
Look up the word “agenda” in any dictionary and you will likely find a definition similar to this one: “a list, plan, outline, or the like, of things to be done, matters to be acted or voted upon.” While the definition seems innocent enough, we know that the word agenda is oftentimes viewed with negativity and mistrust, particularly in the work environment.[…] Continue Reading »
The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.
What is one thing you do with your employees to convey to them that you are a thoughtful leader?[…] Continue Reading »
How clear is your team’s “organizational constitution”? Does every team member understand and align to your team’s desired purpose, values, strategies, and goals?
If team members don’t know or don’t align to your team’s purpose, values, strategies, and goals, your team will experience inconsistent performance, team member conflict, the inability to shift to embrace a new goal, and worse.[…] Continue Reading »