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The Communication Competition: How to win in today’s chaotic business environment

Guest post by Sara Canaday An article in Forbes recently explained that our brains use our senses to gather roughly 11 million bits of information per second from the environment around us. However, our conscious minds have the capacity to process only about 40 of those at once. No wonder it’s a challenge for professionals [...]

2019-03-11T09:54:35-05:00By |Comments Off on The Communication Competition: How to win in today’s chaotic business environment

5 Communication Skills That Will Identify You As a Leader

(Forbes previously published my article here.) How do “leaders” get labeled in your organization?  While most organizations these days have a special emphasis on “developing leaders,” selection to these groups varies widely—from seasoned senior managers being considered for promotion to the executive ranks . . . to those members with less than three years’ experience [...]

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How to Become A Person of Influence

(Forbes first published my article here.) Business circles are buzzing often these days about influence. Who has it? Who lacks it? Why people need it? Often, the conversations sound as if influence were a commodity you could buy at the local store or install on your laptop. Although it’s not that easy, people have more [...]

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Top 10 Communication Blogs From 2018: Did You Miss These?

Thanks for being a reader in 2018. To wrap up the year, I’m re-running 10 of the most popular communication blogs in the last 12 months just in case you missed them.   Top 10 Booher Communication Blogs of the Year   How to Stop a Micromanaging Boss Far too many people have had a [...]

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How Strong Leaders Ask For Help

(This blog was previously published on Forbes here.) You don’t get bonus points for struggling. Only battle scars. When taking over a new job or project, or when the responsibilities or multiple deadlines push you to overload, it’s time to collaborate for the input you need. Weak leaders hesitate to ask for help, fearing others [...]

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Using Apostrophes Properly in Perplexing Possessives

Possession presents problems to plenty of people—on social media platforms, in emails, in formal proposals. Not demonic possession. Not even possessive parents or spouses. I’m talking about pesky, perplexing possessives in grammar: the proper way to show ownership.   Showing Ownership: Using Apostrophes Properly in Perplexing Possessives   The Concept Here’s the concept that will [...]

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