Category Archives: Communication

Life Skills in Active Listening

Active ListeningLife skills are those behaviors and activities we engage on a daily basis in order to manage our lives in a responsible way.

One very important life skill is active listening. The way you listen can impact so many parts of your life, including how well you do your job or the quality of your personal relationships.

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5 Tips For Dealing with Conflict

There are times when we find ourselves dealing with conflict situations. Needless to say…it can be quite challenging. We must call on all the communication skills we have…and then some. Even so, a certain amount of disagreement can still occur.

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How Do You Communicate?

If you have ever visited Ireland and kissed the Blarney Stone, perhaps you returned home chatting and bantering all over the place.   Family, friends and coworkers are left wondering what happened to cause you to suddenly communicate in this fashion.

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It’s Time For A Holiday!

This is a holiday weekend here in America.  As I reflect back on those holidays spent with my family during my youth and later on those spent with our own children, I realize how much those moments are etched lovingly on my memory.  So, this weekend, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite reflections on  family.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Let me hear from you about you and your family and your precious moments together.  Have a safe, blessed and wonderful weekend:

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Thank You!

Thank you, Jeanette for pushing me forward in ways I could not have imagined until the 30 Day Blog Challenge.  Thank you for this platform to meet new people, to explore new ideas, and to sharpen my writing skills.

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Help, They’re Driving Me Crazy!

Do you have people in your life to whom you wish you could say, “poof!” and they’d be gone – off to bother someone else? Maybe it’s because they’re perpetually antagonistic, intolerably obnoxious, always negative or insufferably nosy.  Whatever the situation, you could do without them. If only you could just do what employers do from time to time – issue a pink slip, fire them.

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It’s Just My Intuition, But…

I have a colleague who teaches CEOs and executives how to use their intuition in decision making situations. If you check out the search engines, you’ll find lots of intuition training being offered in various ways and forms.

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Follow That Leader…

Have you ever watched geese fly? It’s a sight worthy to behold. The next time you see geese in flight, pay attention to them. Notice when they fly in formation, the leader doesn’t remain the same. During the flight several of the flock will take turns moving to the front of the vee. As one leader tires, it falls back and takes its place with the followers, and a new leader comes forth to guide the flock and steer the course.

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When Did I Say That?

As a coach and consultant to managers and business leaders, I find a common thread of concern among the people they lead and manage. That thread of concern surrounds how they communicate with their people. Whether you are a manager, a business leader, or other, you too may be experiencing some communication issues.  Perhaps there are times when you are left wondering, “When Did I Say That?”

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