March 31, 2016

Changing Up the Way You Lead: You're Not Always Right

There is no one perfect way to lead. There are leaders that excel because of their impeccable communication skills, their charisma or even the respect their presence demands. But when your leadership techniques aren’t working time and time again, what are you supposed to do? Switch it up. Try new approaches. Fact: No one’s right 100% of the time and if you really truly think you are then working in leadership is likely not the place for you. How do you switch up the way you lead, though?


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Leadership, Workplace Communication

August 27, 2015

The Psychology of Making Bad Decisions at Work

 

Employees make mistakes all the time. Whether it’s a failure to document something, CCing the wrong person in an email thread, or any of the several other legal mistakes that can cost your company; employees always seem to be between one mistake and the next. But how do these mistakes happen? Why does it feel like people are making more mistakes on a regular basis nowadays? What do you do about these mistakes? As it turns out, there are answers to all of these questions, and it's often about how you look at the problem.

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Workplace Communication, Workplace, Employee Performance

December 12, 2014

6 Reasons You Need to Step Away from the Email

While email has become a staple of workplace communications, I think we can all agree there are some flaws in this system. Some of the top leaders in business are actually discouraging inter-office email to spark collaboration and take a step back from the complete snafu email communication can turn into quite quickly.

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Workplace Communication

September 18, 2014

Is Your Open Office Putting You Off?

 

Do you remember when everyone started knocking down cubicles, going office-less and embracing the open office floor plans? Do you also remember when they all realized that it was extremely noisy, distracting, smelly, and lacking privacy?

The open office trend comes with a lot of great benefits like increased collaboration, energy and innovation. The idea was to embrace the employee-centric culture, knock down the hierarchical pyramid and create a more horizontal vibe in the workplace. The flaw is that just about everyone went out, bought a pair of noise canceling headphones, put them on and never took them off again.

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Collaboration, Project Management, Workplace Communication, Workplace

August 28, 2014

Meetings: The Duct Tape of Workplace Communication

A survey revealed that 67% of meetings are considered by executives to be a failure. Meetings are intended as a productivity booster, a coming together to accomplish objectives, a “let’s get on the same page” gathering. So why are they considered the black hole of time in just about every workplace?

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Productivity, Workplace Communication, Meetings

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