Archive for 'Communication'
It was a small class of approximately 12 people, most of whom had strong opinions and no qualms about sharing those opinions. Don’t get me wrong, all discussions were conducted in the most respectful way. After all, this was a coaching class. Attendees were currently involved in coaching careers or were looking to enhance their [...]
Posted: April 15th, 2013 under Communication, Inspirational, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional development.
Tags: ask the right questions, how to ask the right questions, leadership qualities, questions to ask, Simple Questions
Have you ever worked for a horrible boss? Have you ever been stuck on a team with a co-worker who is chronically difficult? What about a family member who sets all of your nerves on edge? It would be amazing if you had not encountered at least one of these scenarios, or at least something [...]
Posted: December 3rd, 2012 under Communication, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional development.
Tags: difficult family member, difficult people, horrible boss, pain in the neck
“Most of the trouble in life comes from misunderstanding, I think,’ said Anne.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island “We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” ― Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ All evening Mary Carol brooded over what her employee Jill had done. She could not believe that [...]
Posted: November 27th, 2012 under Communication, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional development.
Tags: improve communication skills, lack of communication, leadership skills, misunderstanding, misunderstood
Jane was really nervous. Despite their best efforts her team was not going to make the implementation. They worked frantically right up until the official go or no-go decision point and unfortunately she had to recommend a no-go decision. In their defense, her team was working on a complex system that had not been updated [...]
Posted: November 19th, 2012 under Communication, Leadership, Personal Development, Professional development, Team Member Behavior.
Tags: better communication, communication skills, how to communicate
“I wish he would just talk to me,” Sue lamented. Sue’s boss was driving her nuts. After listening to Sue (not her real name), I completely understood why. Seems that her boss did not make requests to her directly about things; instead, he chose to speak to her through one of her co-workers. Her boss [...]