Communicating More Effectively via E-mail

Over 90 per cent of all mail being sent or received is done so through electronic means.  While e-mail is convenient and fast it also has its drawbacks as you have a constant flow, almost bombardment, of information, with speed trumping style, often resulting in a...

Communicating More Effectively via E-mail

Over 90 per cent of all mail being sent or received is done so through electronic means.  While e-mail is convenient and fast it also has its drawbacks as you have a constant flow, almost bombardment, of information, with speed trumping style, often resulting in a...

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Barriers to Communication

When communicating, there are impediments to successful transmission and receipt of the message.  These barriers can be due to any number of factors. To ensure effective communication, you need to be cognizant of these barriers. 1.  Language – Use of overly technical...

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Types of Communication

There are three types of communication – oral, written, and nonverbal.  Oral conversation includes direct conversation between two individuals or among several people, such as face-to-face discussion, meetings, telephone conversations, presentations, lectures, and...

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Communication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Shaw The ability to communicate is one of the most critical skills for someone to be successful in the business world, or anything else for that matter, including a...

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Five Characteristics of Effective Leadership

1.  Communication – A leader must be proficient in all facets of communication. An effective leader must be able to articulate their vision in a clear manner so that everyone understands the strategy and their role. A leader should be approachable and able to directly...

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Ten Leadership Mistakes

1.  Mismatch – Prior to stepping into a leadership role, both the organization and the individual should conduct a candid assessment as to the individual’s capacity for leadership. 2.  Confusing Positional Authority with Personal Authority – Someone who relies on...

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Power of 3 Leadership Paradigm

Leadership is not defined by personality or style. It is defined by actions. It is defined by what leaders DO! What leaders DO causes others to willingly follow their direction to accomplish a goal. Nevertheless, many leadership texts deal primarily with personality...

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Leadership

Leadership is a hot topic. Go to any bookstore, podcast, or business-related platform and this topic is prominently featured. Leadership is both an art and a science, often times begging the question of whether leaders or born or made? The answer is simple, but the...

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How to Overcome Adversity

When adversity strikes your mindset is your primary weapon. How you react, how you respond, and what you do determines your ability to effectively cope with and overcome these inevitable challenges. There is a process that will enable you to more effectively deal with...

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Resilience

Resiliency is the ability to cope and adapt when faced with adversity. When people who are resilient are faced with adversity or dire circumstances, they maintain their composure, have the psychological strength to deal with stress, and the skillsets required to cope...

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Benefits of Adversity

You may not think so at the time, but there are benefits to having incurred adverse circumstances. These are valuable life lessons and help shape your resiliency which is a key trait in being able to effectively deal with adversity. This also affords you the...

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Adversity

All of us will face some degree of adversity in our life, this is inevitable, as life is not a continuous cycle of success and not without problems. You can’t run from it. You can’t hide from it. It will find you. You have to deal with it, embrace it as a learning...

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How to Achieve Your Goals

Checklist – Putting your goals down in writing is not optional, it is mandatory. You should have a checklist of your goals. Each goal should have objectives or milestones with an associated date that you check off which is also a source of motivation and satisfaction....

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How to Establish Your Goals

In my earlier blogs I addressed the importance of goals and the five key factors to consider when setting them. Let’s drill down into this further and define the process for you. 1. Establish Three Goals - Why three? Everything you do affects another area of your...

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Five Key Factors in Setting Goals

When setting goals there are five key factors which come into play. If you are cognizant of these factors and address them upfront your prospects for success are increased. Motivation - The first question you have to ask yourself is why are you setting these goals,...

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