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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.

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Fight forgetfulness

by on January 1, 1999 10:00am
in Workplace Communication

Ideally, you should write something down to remind yourself to do it later.
Your employees look to you to set ground rules on effective communication.
If an employee tries to pick a verbal fight with you, look around. How many people are watching?
The next time a scheming colleague tries to bully you into submission, don’t give in. The key is to assert yourself without escalating the battle.
Give Jim Cathcart credit. Rather than pen another fluffy self-help book, he cuts right to the core issues that can help you reach your full potential.
Ever wonder why some managers create a harmonious, warm atmosphere while others operate in a snake pit?
You’re a career climber, so you figure you need to climb up, up, up. Ultimately, you do. But some of the most savvy go-getters also know when to move laterally.
You’re a law-abiding corporate citizen, right? Of course. So that means you never use a pirated version of someone else’s software.
Q. I’ve been asked to lead some training seminars for groups of employees at my company. I hate public speaking, and I really hate teaching people who seem a lot older and smarter than me. In the two sessions I’ve already led, I’ve been mortified when I try to ask questions and the group just sits there, silent. I wind up making a fool of myself. What can I do?

Promises, promises

by on December 1, 1998 1:30pm
in Workplace Communication

When a boss promises to give you a raise or promotion at some future time, don’t just nod, walk away and wait for your big day.
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