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.
Your title may not carry much authority, but you have all the tools you need to persuade others to do what you want.
We all know how terrified most people are to speak in public. If you want your team members to master this fear and become effective group communicators, try these techniques:
Draft your next presentation quickly and easily.
Don’t view your network as a one-way street.
Maybe you’d prefer not to compete, compete, compete. That’s what
Alexandra McGilloway decided, so her business model is based on
collaboration and complementary products rather than competition. In 14 years, East West has become the largest spiritual bookstore in
the Northwest. Last year, it took in $1.7 million, about 5 percent more
than in 2003.
Ask your vendors to tell you how they can charge you less.
Steve Demos, who once practiced Buddhism in a cave, started making tofu
in a bathtub and selling it at his tai chi class about 20 years ago. By
2001, his organic food company boasted the nation’s best-selling soy
Anybody can excel at the tasks they love. People who rise to the top also excel at what they don’t love.
You can find lots of reasons to covet someone else’s position: The
person who’s in it has burned out; you can do it better; it’s time for
a change, etc. But sniping and politicking make you look like the last person who should get that job if it comes open. Here are two better ways to position yourself:
Aside from his unearthly talent with a ball—“any kind of ball,” says a
childhood friend—what made former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath
almost unstoppable on the gridiron was his toughness. It came from his
three older brothers.