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12 Dec 2018 Wish List of Communication Junkies

A poll of random* folks asking them to comment on The State of  Communication in our Union, yielded some of the following: I wish people would use the word ‘said’ Example: Yes:  “They said ‘This takes too long.’” No:  “They were going, ‘This takes too long.’"Dear God,...

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21 May 2018 Answer the Question!

People don’t read. How else to explain this behavior: Email to Dooney from Enware: Hey, I need to know if you’re running the meeting or if Jengo is doing it.  I want to print the agendas. Also, can we get more copies of the quarterly report?   Email to Enware...

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06 Sep 2017 Seasonal Communication

Fall is the season of good communication.  Fall is crisp and clear.  It has energy.  It holds its weight lightly, and carries itself forth with strength and confidence. Fall is honest about where it’s been and where it’s going.  You know where you stand with...

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09 Aug 2017 A is for Apology

At the playground Triton cried because Xerxes bit him. Mothers became involved and the following direction was giving to Xerxes: “Tell Triton you’re sorry you bit him, but that you don’t like him to push you.” Observers found this a familiar form of quasi-apology, similar to “I’m sorry...

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10 Jul 2017 Poor Performers Are Not All At The Office

Aurora is a successful supervisor. Her employees appreciate her fair and firm manner, and they are comfortable working with her because she is clear about what she expects, they know she values their contributions, and they know she will tell them what she needs.  Aurora...

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21 Apr 2017 Shedding

Guest post by Jane Pollock, Dog at Work   Spring seems like a good time to get rid of unwanted stuff.  For some of us, the shedding is fairly organic, and a good scratch helps the process along. For others, shedding requires a little more effort, and there...

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20 Jan 2017 A Time and A Place for Listening

Graded on a scale of 1 to 10, a lot of workplace listening probably falls around a 5 or 6.  Many people have had some listening instruction as part of their professional development, and have learned that listening requires work and attention, and many people...

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14 Nov 2016 Writing: Is it Sabotaging your Business?

A threat to many organizations is operating in plain sight.  Day after day this insidious enemy is at work. Every department might be harboring this traitor – yet no-one seems to notice! What is this threat to business success? Bad writing. An informal study of people who have...

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