Workplace Communication

In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?

We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.

Louis B. Mayer made MGM Studios an industry leader by producing films that projected the traditional American values of God, patriotism, hard work and motherhood. He also protected MGM’s success with shrewd negotiating skills, often outflanking movie stars who wanted—and probably deserved—much bigger paychecks.
Speak a little higher and a little faster than you normally do.
Surely, you've heard over and over that good leaders ask good questions. Fine. But what questions might those be?
It is important to not only sense impending disaster but prepare for it and minimize it.
When Dwight D. Eisenhower won the election to succeed him as president, Harry S. Truman observed: “Poor Ike! When he was a general, he gave an order and it was carried out. Now, he is going to sit in that big office and give an order and not a damn thing is going to happen.”
An outside adviser can act as a “third opinion” when your internal people line up behind a single proposition, or help you decide when two or more of your constituencies disagree.
You probably know that a “Horatio Alger story” is a tale about a young man who starts out with nothing and ends up a great success. But who was Horatio Alger, exactly?
As a young baseball pitcher, Larry Dierker learned a lesson in teamwork from his second baseman, Joe Morgan.
In 1807, a young Sen. John Quincy Adams from Massachusetts supported President Jefferson in voting for a national trade embargo against England, a position that hit Adams’ native region—New England—right in the pocketbook.
Ted Judah didn’t let a soul stand in his way. He had come from Buffalo, N.Y., to California as chief engineer of the new Central Pacific Railroad for the chance to live out his dream of building a transcontinental railway.