Monthly Archives: December 2013

Taking a break!

takingabreakI'm taking a break over this holiday season!  I'll be back in early January.  I'm working on something special that I'm excited to share.

Have a wonderful holiday season.  Enjoy your friends and family!!  Be safe and happy.

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You don’t have to say a word!

You don't have to say a word!When you want to get a message across sometimes you don’t have to say a word.  Body language makes up 55% of communication, 38% is your tone of voice and only 7% is words.

Think about the last time you prepared for a difficult conversation.  How much time did you spend on crafting just the right words to say and how much time did you spend thinking about how you wanted to deliver the conversation?  If you’re like me, I spent more time on the words – which I didn’t use anyway.

Here are some simple tips to come… Continue reading

Can’t we just all get along?

Can't we just get along?I recently had a client ask me the following:  “How do you manage when you have two people who don’t like each other and you need to have a meeting with them?  They are two peers and I’m running the meeting and have been told by their bosses to include them in the meetings and one says to me – keep me out of it as much as I can.
I’ve encountered this situation before.  Realize you are not here to make two people like each other.  Nothing you could do or say could make that… Continue reading

Picky Boss

My boss is driving me crazy!”  “He picks at everything I do!”  “I can’t seem to do anything right in the eyes of my boss!

Does any of those statements sound familiar?  Are you saying those things?  The number one reason people leave their jobs is their boss.

Before you head out the door, or worse – stay and become miserable, try the following steps.  Be warned, many people feel really uncomfortable when they are talking to people in authority – which in this case is your boss.  You may be pretty nervous,… Continue reading

Blah Blah Blah

Do you have any “talkers” in your life?  You know what I mean, people who just keep talking and won’t let you get a word in?  We’ve all got them, at work, at home, neighbors, friends, even people we run into at the grocery store!  What do you do when you’ve got to actually communicate something?  Check out these tips to see what might work:

Tip 1:  Remember, when dealing with a talker it’s about them, not about you.  They want to be heard and won’t be interested in what you have to… Continue reading