Category: Having A Greater Impact Every Time You Communicate

Virtual Leadership: You Can’t Just Dial It In!

Developing your virtual leadership skills is no longer an option: It’s a necessity.

The fact is, even when all or some of the members of your team return to the office, there will always continue to be a virtual component to all of our lives.

That is why it is vital to develop the skills needed to manage virtual and hybrid teams in a way that maximizes engagement,

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Do You Bring Out the Best in Others? Here Are Seven Ways to Ensure You Do!

Whether you are the employer, manager, employee, or direct report, you always want to bring out the best in everybody. Being hypercritical or dismissive won’t get the job done, nor will effusive, meaningless praise. Instead, here are seven ways to ensure that you take your interactions to a powerful, productive new level.

1. Take yourself off autopilot.

See every interaction, be it in person or virtual, as an opportunity to get to know and connect with the other person.

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Are You a Lover or a Hater?

I am a firm believer that your ability to solve a conflict in a constructive way is critical to both your personal and professional success.

One of the ways of doing this is to go into a situation assuming positive intent. That means you approach the situation trying to understand the other person’s point of view with the goal of coming to mutual understanding.

Fight or Flight

Of course,

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How Communication Mastery Adds to Your Sex Appeal

If sex appeal has connotations of being desirable, attractive, and aspirational, mastering your ability to communicate skillfully is very sexy!

 

So, how do you go about being irresistible and elevating your communication skills into the realms of desirability? Here are 12 things you can do every day:

  1. 1) Communication skills mastery starts with self-awareness.

  2. And the ability to slow down the reactions mediated by your reactive limbic system so that you respond to situations rather than react out of anger or frustration.

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Are You Adapting to Thrive?

Just over a year ago, our lives were changed forever by a force over which we had no control. We found a need to adapt to our new environment.

Our living rooms became our offices, and our webcams became our means of connecting. Each day brought a new challenge of juggling the forced integration of work and home and adapting. Camera on! Camera off. As we phase into not quite back to normal,

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Zoom or Bust?

This time last year Zoom may not have been part of your vocabulary, but fast forward a year: Now, even if you are using a different platform, the verb “to  Zoom” has become synonymous with virtual meetings.

So, now that we are nine months into mostly  virtual encounters, how are you faring?

Would you say your Zooms (and other virtual meeting platforms) are a boom or a bust?

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REZOOM! It’s tough but critical

 

REZOOM! It’s tough but critical

There’s no question that all of our lives have been disrupted in a myriad of ways. The question is how are we all coping? What do we need to be doing to ensure that we are as well prepared as possible to deal with the situation we find ourselves in? In other words, how given the challenges are we resuming our work and lives to deal with the new normal?

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