Articles about Communication

How To

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.

Communication

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.

Job search

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.

Confidence

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.

Success

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.

Networking

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.

How To

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.

Templates

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.

Communication

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.

News

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.

Mental Health

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.

Communication

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.

Personal Finance

How speaking up changed my financial future

Are you talking to anyone about money?

Job search

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.

Networking

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.

Office Life

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.

Office Life

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.

Words at Work

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.

Communication

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.

Leadership

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.

Office Life

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.

Communication

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.

Communication

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.

Interview

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.

Communication

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.