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September 19, 2017

At work, many of us communicate primarily through email because it’s convenient and can easily be retrieved and referenced later as needed. Phone calls and in-person conversations are increasingly rare. If you’ve ever sent an email that was misinterpreted by More…

September 12, 2017

A recent study by CPP found that employees in the U.S. spend an average of almost 3 hours each week dealing with conflict. Very few people, however, report feeling confident about their ability to effectively broach a difficult topic with More…

September 5, 2017

Think of the three people whose advice you trust the most. Now think of the times they’ve given you constructive feedback. Odds are that though the message was difficult to hear, you were grateful for and acted upon that feedback More…

August 29, 2017

Sound and communication expert Julian Treasure says that because we are continually bombarded by sound and information, we are losing our ability to listen. Because our ability to connect with others depends upon our ability to listen to and understand More…

August 24, 2017

Research shows that people with high achievement orientation often have greater professional success earlier in their careers than those who focus less on their own personal accomplishments. When these high achievers become leaders, however, their continued success depends on their More…

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