In a new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers ranked these (in order) as the top five skills/qualities they look for in potential employees:
Communication in business requires the understanding of different communication styles, and the ability to break down communication barriers.
In business communication, effective communication requires a sort of “office communication toolkit” – the kind of resource Business Management Daily provides.
Pay attention to how you sound in response to being questioned or contradicted. If your people get the slightest whiff that agreement is what you prefer, that’s what you’ll get. To fight that possibility, take these steps:
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What can you do about the younger boss who ignores your experience? That was the question an admin reader posted recently on our Admin Pro Forum. She writes, “Most of our managers are younger and think they know everything. They tend to listen to the younger, fresh-out-of-college administrators.” Readers weighed in with their advice: