Gratitude During COVID-19. Is it Overused?

The word gratitude. I have been hearing, reading, seeing that word everywhere since the beginning of this pandemic. Do you think it is being overused? I would say it is not overused for good reason. As humans, we tend to focus on the bad things in our lives. Showing gratitude for the people and things…

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Boss Reject Ideas

Ever have a boss who says they want new ideas and then isn’t open to them? This can be frustrating, and in some cases, defeating. What to do when your boss rejects your ideas can actually be a chance to improve your communications style and preparation. Try these suggestions for preparing and presenting business ideas…

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Strategies to Help You Be More Persuasive

Persuasion is the act of influencing others to adopt an idea, attitude, or course of action. Persuasion is all around us. When we watch the news, read a book, or on a team at work. Persuasion is usually happening in both directions. Thinking about a politician, they have studied and know the science and art…

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Best Ways to Respond to Criticism

Criticism. I must admit, I’m not always a big fan of being criticized. It feels like I’m being judged which basically I am. It’s how you respond is the key. Here are some of the best ways to respond to criticism. Criticism comes in three forms: irrelevant, destructive, constructive. Irrelevant criticism such as, “they aren’t…

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Listening Skills

Listening is the other half – perhaps the better half of all conversations. Unfortunately, a lot of folks use passive listening, not active listening when communicating with others. Passive listening is when you are distracted, not making eye contact, and interrupting the other person to get your point across. Active listening involves being fully present,…

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Communicate Like a Top Leader

Do you struggle with communicating effectively? Communication is a key part of every aspect of our lives. We are always communicating. Definition of communication 1a: a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior the function of pheromones in insect communication also: exchange of information There…

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effective leadership

When you are a leader, your success is not just based on you, it is also based on your leadership skills and the team you are leading. Whether you are a new or seasoned leader, the good news is, these skills can be developed. All it takes is learning this four-step approach to effective leadership…

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conflict at work

  Work can be the worst place to deal with conflict of any kind. Especially conflict with a colleague. It is important to maintain a professional working relationship with others, especially if you work as part of a team. Conflicts at work can be disruptive, impact your credibility, and self-esteem. Whether you’re new to the…

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