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Win by losing: 7 bad communication habits to shed

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businessman with megaphoneThe quickest way for managers to improve their professional image is to improve their communication skills. And the simplest way to improve your communication skills is to stop doing things that repeatedly get you in trouble.

To fix a bad habit, you first need to be aware of it. Here are seven of the most common bad communications habits, according to Geoffrey Tumlin, author of the book, Stop Talking, Start Communicating, and how to improve or eliminate them:

Bad habit #1: Multitasking when you should be listening

Technology that allows for hypercommunication also, ironically, makes it harder for anyone to listen. Because of that, most people need to make a concerted effort to strengthen their listening skills.

Intentional listening will make you more present in conversations and will decisively improve your communication. The “old school” behavior of listening will help you become a better communicator and will enable you t...(register to read more)

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