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We are all too familiar with under-communicating. There’s probably at least one person who comes to mind when we think of someone we struggle to communicate with. It’s difficult to meet up with a friend if they haven’t told you what time they will be at the restaurant. It’s frustrating when you constantly need information from a coworker who is resistant to providing you with it. People sometimes end relationships due to “poor communication,” which isn’t so surprising when we consider that our relationships with people are largely built upon our conversations with them. Over-communicating, though not as common, can be equally as frustrating. Sometimes people give more details than they need to and can actually complicate things, even when their intentions are to be  Read the full article…

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In today’s day and age, social media is everywhere. We go to the store and we see QR codes to add our favorite brands on Snapchat. We apply for jobs, but first update our LinkedIn profiles. We repost cooking videos on Facebook to share with our friends, and we post the recipes that we end up making on Instagram. Being constantly plugged in has many benefits; we are more connected and aware because of our social media use. On the other hand, social networks can get us into sticky situations. People have been fired from jobs because of inappropriate pictures that have cropped up from their Facebook profile and tasteless remarks made on Twitter. We’ve compiled some tips to ensure that your social media use  Read the full article…

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Now that it’s November and Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we’re salivating at the thought of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Since Thanksgiving is about recognizing what we are thankful for, we did a work-related roundup of some things you might be thankful for. The most obvious thing to be thankful for is an income, which we did include on this list, but you probably have several other things to appreciate this season, even if you haven’t thought of them yet. Flexibility- Flexibility in terms of our occupations has a broad meaning. Maybe you have every other Friday off or you work from home one day a week. Maybe you get more paid vacation time than the average person. Every job has  Read the full article…

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“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” Bryant H. McGill “By mutual respect, understanding and with good will we can find acceptable solutions to any problems which exist or may arise between us.” Dwight D. Eisenhower “Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.” Laurence Sterne “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” Dale Turner ”Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” Ralph  Read the full article…

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Are you wondering when you would use the skills that we teach? The types of situations that we work with you on? We work with people on situations in which you must exert some sort of influence over another person or persons. These situations are not limited to the work environment; there are countless types of situations that occur in our daily lives. We are constantly influencing people, whether we realize it or not. If you’re at the grocery store and only have one item but the person in front of you has several, you could influence them to allow you to go through the line first. When you go to job interviews, your goal is to influence the interviewees to hire you. We influence  Read the full article…

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There are many ways in which you can show someone you think highly of them. You don’t have to directly tell someone that you admire them in order for them to feel respected! Here are a few ways of showing respect that should work for you and your coworkers. Listening: This means listening even when you don’t agree with what someone is saying, and listening when you might feel like zoning out. People feel respected when they know their voice is being heard. This is a very important part of being respected, and is the basis for respect. Being open: If you are constantly shutting down people’s ideas and not giving them much of a chance, they won’t think that their contributions matter. Being open  Read the full article…

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When giving motivational speeches and trying to appease an audience, leaders, especially politicians, will use attracting. They aim to find common ground and share visions by using “we” and establishing that everyone is working towards the same goal. Here are some examples of quotes from a variety of leaders. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Martin Luther King, Jr. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Ronald Reagan “Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” Sonia Gandhi “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better  Read the full article…

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Fall is upon us, and while the weather may be a bit cooler and football season has begun, there is a transition period that allows us to get used to the new season. The weather takes a bit of time to adjust from hot to cool. The long daylight hours gradually shorten. It can feel like these changes happen suddenly, but it takes more than one day for the sun to set hours earlier. These changes happen subtly, so we don’t always notice that they’re happening until the final result. This is something that happens in companies, too. Businesses are constantly undergoing changes, and these changes aren’t always seamless or easy. They can be messy and they can take time, just like the weather often  Read the full article…

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We know that the ultimate goal of any salesperson is to sell–whether this is selling cars, selling students on a school, or selling software to businesses. In order to sell to someone, some sort of relationship must be established; sales is all about building relationships. This doesn’t mean that, as a salesperson, you must befriend everyone you’re selling to and make plans for lunch, but there must be a positive interaction. Someone with a negative view of you isn’t likely to buy what you’re selling, but if you hit it off with a customer, the chances that they’ll buy from you are much higher. How, then, can you build your sales skills and lock in that deal? Demeanor: Having a friendly disposition will make people  Read the full article…

Giving Constructive Feedback

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Most of us have probably started a sentence with the phrase “you make me feel.” You make me feel small. You make me feel embarrassed. You make me feel unimportant. In several cases, when we use this phrase, we are trying to give someone feedback. The problem with saying this is that it doesn’t allow us for us to take control of our own feelings and our own emotions; there’s a negative connotation to it and feels like blame to the other person. Truly, only we are in control of our own emotions, but we use this phrase to give feedback. Giving feedback is healthy and encouraged, but it’s important that it’s framed in a constructive manner. The other person cannot control how you react  Read the full article…