Tag: Effective Communication

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Why You Should Speak Less and Listen More

Why You Should Speak Less and Listen More

When I was growing up, I remember feeling more uneasy when my parents got very quiet than when they were speaking loudly about their displeasure with something I or my brother had done. As a proponent of speaking up as an act of leadership, it is perhaps ironic that I learned at a very young age [...]

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Five Steps to Breaking the Drama Triangle

Five Steps to Breaking the Drama Triangle

Michael Bungay Stanier is a coach and best-selling author whose passion is coaching organizations toward doing Great Work, instead of just good work. Here he shares some thoughts on improving communication and interaction with others, which can help all of us do more great work, no matter what our roles or job titles may be. We’ve all got our routines and habits, some [...]

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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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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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How to Deal with Disrespect

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Perhaps you felt like someone was being condescending toward you. Or maybe they said or did something that you felt was intentionally designed to make you feel small or less important. A client had called me recently because she had been dealing with someone for the last few days who left her feeling increasingly angry [...]

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