Punctuation, usage, spelling ... the Grammar Slammer is keeping an eye on the way we use (and misuse!) the written word.
Keep on top of vital issues and improve your interactions with subordinates with a wide range of printable training guides.
Tomorrow's the biggest presentation of your life, and you're still not quite feeling it. Here's a library of nuts and bolts assistance.
A wide selection of video and audio recordings on communications issues is here to train you and your staff, whether you have only five minutes to spare or 75.
Retain your best people with the “subtraction” method. The star performers on your staff want raises and recognition just like everyone else, but consider also that almost all of them have one or two unfulfilling tasks at work that they wish would go away (you know what that feels like). Consider taking a single small weight off a good employee’s back once a year to demonstrate your commitment to keeping their job interesting. Saying, “You don’t have to do that ever again,” can be as powerful as, “Great job, you’re the best.”
I found this month’s winner of our Worst Communicator Award while watching an interview with Kevin Hillstrom, CEO of MineThatData. No, it’s not Kevin, and he doesn’t name the culprit, so I’ll simply refer to the person as “CEO.”
Even the most efficient and enthusiastic employees fall into a funk now and then.
Even if your social media is humming along, you can still make improvements.
“Can I help you with that?” asks your colleague as you struggle to load an ink cartridge into the printer. If your co-worker says it in a sincere tone, you’re grateful for the offer. But that same question delivered in a sarcastic or exasperated manner leaves you feeling irritated. If you want clarity and connection, pay attention to the following four vocal components.
Q: “I’m a single mom who has been unemployed for about six months. In my previous position, I had a flexible schedule which allowed me to easily attend school events or schedule medical appointments for my two young children. I have now been offered a 9-to-5 job located about an hour from my home. Although I'm relieved to have found this position, I’m afraid that the time I need for my children's activities may create problems at work. How should I handle this?” Solo Mom