Tag Archives: communication

Choose a Resourceful State

Have you ever turned up at work to find the boss in a bad mood, then discover that you too are having a bad day? Not only that, but everyone around you is feeling down? It may not be news … Continue reading

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Deal with Conflict in One Move

  Conflict, when it isn’t handled well, can sap a team’s energy and derail results, all the while driving up bad feelings and frustration. Good leaders know that conflict can be healthy, but it must be managed well, or else … Continue reading

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Ethical Motivation vs Manipulation

At one end of the scale you have out-and-out bullying with ethical persuasion at the polar opposite. From the selfish manager who just uses her team to get whatever it is that they want to the passive-aggressive who undermines your … Continue reading

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The Death of Pushy

We don’t like to be sold to, but we do love to buy. How many times has someone tried to “sell” something to someone and they are not going to buy? How many times have we sighed inwardly as we are … Continue reading

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Want To Change Someone’s Behaviour?

  I want to share one of the most forehead-slapping learning points that I’ve ever had when dealing with difficult behaviours. Changing someone’s behaviour has got to be the most challenging topic for any manager in today’s environment. This probably … Continue reading

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Fall into Someone’s Rhythm in 3 Steps

There are many times that we need to get work done quickly and efficiently. We often go into “tell-mode” when time is short or we are under pressure. Telling people what to do is ok when we want our own … Continue reading

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Valentines Special: Will You Marry Me? And Other Questions

Questions. They are powerful things, aren’t they? They can change how you feel, from sad to happy, or they can change your life, like the question posed in the headline. Questions use what we like to call ‘pull’ communication to … Continue reading

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