Category: Communication Tips

Don’t Be Afraid To Change

It was Benjamin Franklin who said that nothing in this world is certain except death or taxes. But in reality, we should really add change to that list.

Manage Smarter 59: Overcommunication is Impossible!

Lee Caraher is the best-selling author of two books titled The Boomerang Principle–Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees and Millennials & Management. She’s also the CEO of Double Forte, a national PR/Communications agency headquartered in San Francisco and New York. In this episode, we discuss: how your career can suffer from poor communication; managing to hold teams accountable for information they receive; and managing how you talk to millennial workers.

Manage Smarter 55: Workplace Humor Minefield – Do’s and Don’ts

Scott Dikkers is the founder of TheOnion.com, The AV Club and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “How To Write Funny.” He’s also been named to TIME magazine’s Top 50 “Cyber Elites” alongside Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and George Lucas. In this episode, we discuss: how workplace humor can be a danger area;
the 11 different kinds of jokes and literary devices; and the difference between creatives and non-creatives spheres in the workplace.

Why You and Your Team Should Build Relationships Through Social Media

Is it time to refresh your management style? Maybe so – especially if you rose  in your company’s ranks a while ago.

7 Tips for Building Trust in Sales With Improved Communication

Ensuring clarity in communication is the responsibility of each individual, particularly since our performance is so frequently appraised based on our ability to effectively communicate.

Have You Set A Goldilocks Point For Your Team?

You and your team members probably think that technology is helping you multitask and work more efficiently, but that’s not always the case. Have you ever wondered if there is a Goldilocks point – a perfect balance between being always connected and working alone?

How to Rally Your Team Around Values That Unite You

We’re entering the season of Thanksgiving, a time of year when we remind ourselves to be grateful. You can also show your employees that there is more that unites than divides you.

How to Make Your Employees Your Biggest Supporters

Trying to juggle the strengths and the needs of multiple people can be a balancing act of epic proportions. One thing that can make this a little bit easier is making sure that your team looks up to you.

Manage Smarter 45: Winners, Losers & The Force Multiplier

Tony Chatman is president of Chatman Enterprises and author of the book, The Force Multiplier is a touchstone to inspire leaders to transform people (and their personalities!) into a high-performing team that gets the job done. In this episode, we discuss: unconscious bias in management, why there have to be winners and losers on teams, and customizing management to achieve better results

How to Extinguish the Fireworks Between You and the “Difficult Employee”

Let’s say you’re trying to do a good job coaching a specific employee. But every time you meet with them, you end up arguing. Maybe there’s some door slamming, too.

Stop Saying This During Follow Ups

“Sorry to bother you.” This simple polite phrase is very common, especially among salespeople. But, one sales professional believes saying it has become a bad habit.

Are You Showing Enough Enthusiasm?

You generally wear your positivity on the “inside.” However, your enthusiasm is how you show it to the world – by your face, your voice, and your gestures.

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