Articles about Communication
3 questions to help eradicate conflict in the workplace
When I see conflict, it often relates to turf. People retreat to protect their territory. After all, change means giving up something — right? Not always.
Rock the body. Body language, that is!
There may be one tool in your career-building kit that you’re not using to its full potential, and that’s body language.
9 of the most difficult interview questions – and how to answer them
Job interviews are difficult enough. In the spirit of job interview preparation, we rounded up some of the toughest job interview questions.
Gabrielle Union on why women need to stop feeling ‘lucky’ when someone likes their idea
At the 2018 #BlogHer conference, Gabrielle Union spoke out how about women should never just feel 'lucky' someone believed in their company.
24 words that show leadership on a resume
Selecting the most powerful words to describe your experience can make a huge impact on a potential employer. Here are 24 words for your resume.
8 alternatives to traditional business cards
New ideas for business cards, which showcase your name and title and clearly and easily offer others your preferred ways of being in touch.
3 tips for writing an effective employee recommendation letter
Writing a recommendation letter for an employee can be loaded with challenges, but you can avoid them if you set yourself up the right way.
How to apply for a job even if the company isn’t hiring
You can wait for hiring opportunities or you can grab them. A polished email introduction to a company could change the entire course of your career.
5 smart ways to ask for help without seeming incompetent
Don't be afraid to ask for help. You can handle complicated assignments and you are smart enough to realize when you need help to complete them.
How to give a pep talk that actually works
To get us to actually believe in the encouragement we are hearing, vague compliments and stern motivations in a pep talk are not enough.
What happens to your brain when you smile
We’ve all heard that smiling is good for you, but when having a bad temper, or just one of those days where you want to stick your head in the sand, it can seem like the last thing you would feel like doing. However, even though pouting and a bad-temper can be legitimate at times, research has shown that smiling will not only leave you feeling happier, but that it has a particularly positive health effect on both body and mind.
3 ways to axe the filler words in your vocabulary once and for all
Notice that your speech is littered with a whole "ums" and "likes," but it's too late to correct yourself? Here are three ways to stop using filler words.
How speaking up changed my financial future
Are you talking to anyone about money?
How to turn negative qualities into positives during an interview
With the right response, you can reframe negative qualities into positives and show that you’re willing to improve yourself in order to succeed.
3 ways to apply what you learned at a conference to your career
You should aim to keep the momentum going — here are three ways to apply what you learned at a conference to your career.
How to make friends at your brand new job
You got a new job – woohoo! A quick internet search or a quick chat with your new company’s HR person will help you learn a lot of the thing you might need to know in order to be successful…except how to make friends.
Want to lead? Here are 8 things you don’t get to do
If you want to influence our behaviors and lead us to achievement, here are 8 things you don’t get to do.
Leaders: Stop speaking with the royal ‘you’
My "royal you" assessment: When we are asked to talk about ourselves, we feel funny using “I” because it feels like bragging or speaking out of turn.
A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead
The “heart” of networking is rooted in selfishness, taking and using; while the great leaders all teach us that true success comes through serving.
The dark side of collaboration and how to fight back
Multiple minds rarely think alike, yet joint decisions must be forged. This, of course, is both the curse and the magic of collaboration.
How to become the go-to employee for your boss
Soon, you’ll be assets to one another — and there’s no better boss-employee relationship than one that’s mutually beneficial.
The art of the cold-call
Ringing up a random stranger with a cold-call to ask them about that job or that great idea of yours is a nerve-wracking experience.
How to interrupt a coworker the polite way
Try these out next time you get Kanye'd and need to interrupt. You will be using your voice to make an impact, and also show that you won’t be silenced.
Don’t make this mistake when they call for the interview
Recently a client told me of a firing squad interview experience that warrants a share and checklist.
The body language of collaborative leaders
We are especially vulnerable in our desire to be included. This is why collaborative leaders need to be aware of their body language.