Tag: Communication

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3 Keys to Ensuring You Make a Difference In Speaking Up

3 Keys to Ensuring You Make a Difference In Speaking Up

Communication can be messy and unpredictable -- which is why speaking up about things that really matter to you often takes courage. Unfortunately, just because you speak up doesn't mean you will be heard. Sometimes what you have to say lands on "deaf ears." Perhaps the person you most want to listen doesn't really want to [...]

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Why Politically Correct Is Not A Four Letter Word

Why Politically Correct Is Not A Four Letter Word

Use the words “politically correct” these days and you get a lot of strong responses. It is an accusation of impropriety or inauthenticity, disguised by eloquently crafted and spoken words. Calling someone out for being politically correct is now akin to assaulting them with a choice 4 letter word – one that people welcome with [...]

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Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

Few would argue with the importance of open and honest communication in healthy relationships. After all, it is easy to be honest when you have something nice or positive to say. Yet when honesty involves a potentially hard-to-hear communication, many of us experience some degree of stress when either delivering or receiving it. Some avoid [...]

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3 Incredibly Powerful Words for Leaders

3 Incredibly Powerful Words for Leaders

...For who you are for me. ...For who you are for others. ...For what you bring to everything you do. ...For the way you do what you do. ...For the way you make people feel about themselves. ...For the way you make people feel about the future. ...For ____________________. [Tweet "Expressing your #appreciation in a [...]

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How to Offer a Better “Thank You”

How To Offer A Better Thank You

Thanksgiving week in the United States marks the beginning of the holiday season. It's the season for celebrations and gift giving. It is also the season for expressing gratitude. This time of year can also be a whirlwind of activity, which can actually keep us engaged, yet distract us from being truly present with people. [...]

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