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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Great leaders tell great stories. They inspire, motivate and educate people with anecdotes, not lectures. Prepare by following a set of rules created by Emma Coats. She’s a former story artist at Pixar, the animated movie studio that made “Brave," "Monsters University” and other hits.

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As you go through your career, you’ll learn that every workplace has its own set of characters. But some types are better than others—and some are so bad no one wants to work with them.
Executive assistants hold more sway than ever these days, particularly in Silicon Valley. Top assistants at major tech companies often have advanced degrees, many years of experience and earn a salary that matches their high qualifications. They’re shaking off the history of their titles, no longer viewed as mere secretaries, and instead are showing they are an integral part of the executive team.
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That sudden change in your life's routine can be very difficult. No job is guaranteed forever, so it’s a good idea to always be ready to answer two critical questions.