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Critical Corporate Communication: What Is Not Being Communicated Can Kill Your Business, Your Reputation, or Your People

"The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place. " -George Bernard Shaw   What is not being communicated can kill your business, your reputation, or your people. An exaggeration? Let’s examine some of the major calamities from the distant and the recent past.  Most of them,

Jose Marrero Articles
Employee engagement starts with good leaders

The Importance of Communication Concepts in a Leader-Follower Relationship

Communication concepts in the leader-follower relationship are important because they provide a clear presentation of some helpful techniques about how individuals can evaluate their own communication abilities. Most importantly, one can improve his or her own communication skills by adhering to developing and earning trust by acting, thinking, and decision making in the right manner, learning

Priscilla J. DuBose Articles
Six keys to highly effective staff meetings

6 Keys to Highly Effective Staff Meetings

Information-sharing meetings, also known as staff meetings, are one of the most common meetings held by organizations, and for good reason; communication is the lifeblood of any organization. When everyone within an organization knows the same key information, then there will be alignment and synchronization between different members of the organization (Davis 2001). Meetings can be a tool used

Jonathan McRoy, M.S., CM, CLC Articles
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Winston Churchill’s Finest Hour Speech: A Template for Modern Leaders

On June 18,1940, Winston Churchill, the newly elected British Prime minister, addressed the House of Commons regarding the Battle of France and the impending Battle of Britain. The United States would not enter into the war for another six months, leaving Britain to stand alone against the Nazi war machine. Churchill’s speech was not only intended to address the House, but was also broadcast

Kevin Marosi Articles
Good leadership includes engaging employees and recognizing their talents

GOOD LEADERSHIP - It’s about more than just showing up, it’s about being engaged

Many managers believe that it is enough to show up and be seen, but then this is why I refer to them as managers and not leaders. Leadership require more than just showing up, it requires engagement; but if a manager doesn’t know what engagement looks like chances are they are missing opportunities to move from manager to leader.   In a recent

Anthony T. Eaton Articles Employee relations

The Rule of Thirds: How to Truly Listen

“Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage,” wrote Publilius Syrus more than 2,000 years ago in ancient Rome. Such wise advice from ages ago has never been more relevant. In the modern professional world, we are suffering from a listening crisis.   Actually, it’s a “lack-of-listening” crisis.   Whether your role is exec

Jeff Beals Articles

Big Marketing Power in a Little Word

Your English teacher isn’t going to like this. Don’t get me wrong; the grammar and composition you learned in high school English class are critically important, but those rules don’t necessarily apply all the time.   Allow me to explain.   Your old English teacher would have preferred you write, “By carefully employing certain words,

Jeff Beals Articles

Leadership: The Power of Extemporaneous Speaking

Abraham Lincoln wrote: "Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated; it is the lawyer's avenue to the public.  However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business, if he cannot make a speech."   When Lincoln spoke of extemporaneous speaking, he did not mean making totally unprepared speeches--"winging it" w

Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Articles
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Effective Cross Cultural Communications – The Leader’s Role

The world is becoming a smaller place. Many businesses, in order to thrive, must enter the global marketplace and become global organizations. As a result, the people in these organizations will cross cultures and encounter all the complications that entails.  By providing insight into communicating effectively with people from other cultures, this article will be a help to leaders of emerging

Paul Dumais Articles
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The Art of Asking Questions

Mastering the Art of Asking Questions is essential if you want to succeed.  It's not simply a matter of getting in the habit of utilizing questions in your interactions with people.  It's really about learning how to ask the right questions at the right time.   Whether you're having sales conversations, coaching conversations, or working to develop others, lear

Michael Beck Articles
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