How to Manage Extroverts Confessions of an Extrovert

I’m an extrovert. If there was anything such as an extra-extrovert, that’s me. I have a few ideas about how to manage extroverts. Personally, I have my good points, and I know I have my challenges. I can be a handful. If you know me and think I’m overbearing, annoying, and outrageous, you should have [...]

By |2022-07-19T11:53:31+00:00July 19th, 2022|Training|Comments Off on How to Manage Extroverts Confessions of an Extrovert

3 Old School Training Outlines that Work

3 old school training outlines is the third in a series on training posts. Previously, I published How Not to Train and What To Do Before The Training Begins . This post is a more "nuts and bolts, here's how it's done kind of post, so let's get to it. 3 Training Outlines Group Role-play  Put the [...]

By |2022-06-13T17:57:47+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Training|Comments Off on 3 Old School Training Outlines that Work

What To Do Before The Training Begins

Do you know what to do before the training begins? Previously, I posted How Not to Train. Today, I’ll share a few thoughts on what to consider before the training begins. What To Do Before The Training Begins Who should participate in the training?  Are you comfortable with the size of the group? Sometimes, it [...]

By |2022-06-13T17:58:43+00:00June 1st, 2022|Training|Comments Off on What To Do Before The Training Begins

Even More, Scarier Reasons Why Communication in the Workplace Sucks

Guest post by Robby Slaughter. Randy Clark wrote a nice piece entitled Why Communication in the Workplace Sucks. And he’s correct: workplace communication does suck, and the reasons he gives are certainly valid. Because yes: we don’t listen, we don’t give our full attention, we don’t think carefully about which medium to use when communicating [...]

By |2022-03-22T13:32:58+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Leadership, Training|Comments Off on Even More, Scarier Reasons Why Communication in the Workplace Sucks

How to Use Your Voice for Effective Communication

How to use your voice for effective communication is complicated. Verbal communication isn't only about our words but also how we say them. If I laughed and called you a rotten egg, you'd most likely take no offense. However, if I called you a rotten egg with anger in my voice, you'd probably not take [...]

By |2022-03-08T15:12:03+00:00March 8th, 2022|Training|Comments Off on How to Use Your Voice for Effective Communication

5 Steps to Improving Verbal Communication

Improving verbal communication begins with understanding, and to understand, one must listen. Before anyone can delve into the nuances of communication, such as identifying ambiguous words or recognizing the arguments supporting a conclusion, it must be heard. Improving verbal communication begins with better listening. Are You a Good Listener?  Most people suck at listening. I [...]

By |2022-02-05T13:55:51+00:00February 1st, 2022|Training|Comments Off on 5 Steps to Improving Verbal Communication

The Importance of Planning

You know the importance of planning, but you've done okay so far without trying to plan everything. Besides, you want to make plans—you just haven’t gotten around to it. Who has time for planning? Sound familiar? However, you define success, how important is it to you? I challenge you to choose any successful person in [...]

By |2022-02-05T13:56:18+00:00January 20th, 2022|Training|Comments Off on The Importance of Planning

The 7 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself at Work

The most important questions to ask yourself at work aren't what you ask your customers, clients, and prospects. The most important questions are the ones you ask yourself. It begins by asking  yourself, “What have I learned?” Check-in With a Checklist Budget 30–45 minutes at the end of your workweek to review your activities and [...]

By |2022-02-05T13:56:52+00:00January 13th, 2022|One on One, Training|Comments Off on The 7 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself at Work

Why Communication in the Workplace Sucks

Do you want to know why communication in the workplace sucks? Recently I was conducting leadership development training with a group of front line managers. We were working on setting achievable goals. Time after time, we recognized the lack of effective communication as a key obstacle to achieving goals. Over the last year, while conducting [...]

By |2021-07-27T14:15:07+00:00July 27th, 2021|Training|Comments Off on Why Communication in the Workplace Sucks

Hacking Past a Boomer Block: A Hack for Young Business Professionals

I’m an old guy, a boomer. Generally I abhor categorizing people by the year they were born. However, I love alliteration, hence Boomer block. So shoot me. Hacking past a Boomer block is something you may need to use. To categorize and stereotype people born in the same era isn’t much different than saying all [...]

By |2020-10-15T13:45:47+00:00October 15th, 2020|Training|Comments Off on Hacking Past a Boomer Block: A Hack for Young Business Professionals
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