Listening: The Business of Communicating


Listening is often taken for granted.  It is critical for successful and fulfilling personal and professional relationships to be a good listener.  One of the keys is to show interest; even if it’s not interesting.  Keep this in mind, this person has decided to talk with you rather than doing anything else in their lives, it’s interesting to them.

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Listening: The Business of Communicating2020-03-20T12:46:12-05:00

Mistake: Resisting Change


Some people make the mistake of joining the anti-change crowd.  I learned a long time ago growing up on the farm that it was a lot easier to ride the horse in the direction it was headed.  I don’t know if you have ever been on a horse that wants to go back to the barn, it’s going back […]

Mistake: Resisting Change2020-01-20T07:37:29-05:00

Leading Through Change


As a leader, manager, or supervisor, you are expected to lead change.  The key is to be consistent in your communication.  Clearly communicate the purpose, the good reason why the change is necessary.  Clearly communicate the problem or problems with the status quo with facts and support with logic.  Next, clearly communicate the vision and paint the picture of […]

Leading Through Change2020-03-20T12:46:12-05:00

Stress Management: How Can I Manage My Emotions?


When we are in stressful situations, it seems like we have a hard time controlling our emotions.  Sometimes we say things that we wish we could take back.  It’s tough to manage our emotions.

The key to managing emotions and responding appropriately is to monitor the stages of listening.

First, all information simply comes through our senses.  It’s raw data.  No […]

Stress Management: How Can I Manage My Emotions?2020-03-20T12:46:12-05:00

Stress Management: What About Friends?


I’m sure you have a lot of friends, personally, and professionally.  Often, we try not to discuss the stressful events in our life with them.  We don’t want to burden them with our problems.  Besides, when we are down, some friends would suggest that we just have fun and paint the town red, whatever that means.

However, sharing our predicaments […]

Stress Management: What About Friends?2020-03-20T12:46:12-05:00
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