Productivity & Life Balance

How to Boost Your Credibility at Work

(This blog first appeared on Forbes.com here.) Credibility is hard to earn and easy to lose. People judge you not only based on your job performance, but also by your communication––how you talk and what you talk about when and with whom. Words have to match actions. In addition to meeting your deadlines and hitting [...]

2018-04-10T10:56:15+00:00 By |Comments Off on How to Boost Your Credibility at Work

Communication Is About the Time, Not the Tools — Really!

(Special thanks to Microsoft Office, the sponsor of this article. Their Modern Workplace webcast Organized Communication: Avoiding Information Overload  addresses the issue that faces us all, the email inbox overflow. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.) Another one of those emails popped into my inbox today:  “I’m sending a reminder about X [...]

2018-03-20T00:12:35+00:00 By |Comments Off on Communication Is About the Time, Not the Tools — Really!

4 Ways to Manage People You Don’t Like

Sooner or later, you’re going to be put in charge of a project, team, or department where you’ll discover that you’re working with someone who “rubs you the wrong way." Sometimes you know why. Often you don’t. When explaining that negative gut reaction to yourself, you may label someone “arrogant,” “slick,” “lazy,” “self-righteous,” “sniveling,” “dorky,” [...]

2018-03-06T06:53:38+00:00 By |Comments Off on 4 Ways to Manage People You Don’t Like

Are You a Micromanager? 6 Signs

No one proudly wears the label of micromanager. Yet the workplace overflows with them. Here’s how to identify them on your team before you err by giving them bigger opportunities. If you fear you may be falling into the micromanagement trap yourself, consider these tell-tale signs.   6 Signs of a Micromanager   Micromanagers Lack [...]

2018-02-28T21:12:59+00:00 By |Comments Off on Are You a Micromanager? 6 Signs

10 Bad Business Communication Habits That Ruin Relationships

Few people admit to bad communication habits—much less habits that can cost them a job or a contract. Yet, we all see some of the following habits in people we interact with in the workplace on a daily basis. A few reminders can cut your risks that these habits don’t creep into your own business [...]

2018-02-28T21:12:59+00:00 By |Comments Off on 10 Bad Business Communication Habits That Ruin Relationships

Hollywood Consistently Degrades Society by What It Communicates

By Guest Blogger Jeff Davidson At first glance, 2017 appeared to be a banner year for movies. Anytime you would open the newspaper to the movie section, the appeal was strong. When visiting RottenTomatoes.com, you couldn't ignore the large number of movies rated 80% or higher. Yet, a nagging, insidious trend has continued for decades: [...]

2018-02-28T21:12:59+00:00 By |2 Comments