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.
If you want to keep the respect and affection of the people you lead,
stay alert to the signs that you’re becoming a high-maintenance boss:
Mike Kelley lives on the island paradise of Maui, where he headed after
only a year of college on the mainland. He started by selling tanning
lotion by the pool. Now, he owns several companies that provide
recreation for tourists, as well as business and concierge services for
hotels. Kelley’s story proves that, to lead, you often have to take a leap of faith. Here’s how it happened:
Before he became a World War II hero, Jimmy Doolittle flew across China as part of a promotional trip around the world. His little plane ran into its share of turbulence and other dangers,
but it wasn’t until Jimmy and his wife Joe reached the Dutch East
Indies that something other than his flying skills was tested.
The new owner of several coal mine shafts in Harlan, Ky., was puzzled:
Should he heed the advice of the grizzled ex-miners he’d bought the
shafts from and embrace the new technology of open-pit mining, which a
new competitor had done? Or should he expand his current business by digging another shaft?
Do you worry needlessly? Probably. Here’s an authoritative estimate of what most people worry about:
Take a lesson in clear, concise communication from Gen. Ulysses S.
Grant’s last letters to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
To show the power of action, motivational speaker Jack Canfield will hold up a $100 bill during his seminars. “Who wants this $100 bill?” he’ll ask.
Start your creative juices flowing by finding a quiet place and reserving it exclusively for thinking.
Stand out from the pack of capable colleagues
John Rutter is a renowned composer and conductor based in England. Although he’s sunny in both disposition and musical inflection, he also
sets rigid requirements and usually manages to elicit a more powerful
performance than even the chorus members thought possible.