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.
The only person who’s ever headed both of the nation’s historically
black colleges for women — Spelman College in Atlanta and Bennett
College for Women in Greensboro, N.C. — Johnnetta Cole used her ability
to attract supporters to revitalize both schools.
One path to success demands that you strip away the things you aren’t — or refuse to be — to arrive at who you really are.
Hewlett-Packard’s ex-chief Patricia Dunn needed one thing before she
approved a surveillance program based on lying to obtain the phone
records of HP board members and journalists: perspective.
You can call Staff Sgt. Stacy Pearsall a leader for a couple of reasons.
Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage confronts many of the same issues as
other successful people in midcareer. See if his observations resemble
Milton Glaser is a leader in the visual arts who communicates in
deceptively simple ways. His “I [heart] New York” design, for example,
took root over the years and then rose to a whole new level of meaning
after Sept. 11.
Even after President Richard Nixon’s historic arrival in mainland China
in 1972, he wasn’t certain that he’d meet Communist Party Chairman Mao
Tse-tung. The Chinese leader was seriously ill, and Nixon had received
no invitation in advance.
One way to avoid e-mail ping-pong is by giving thought to your “communication protocol.”
Every time you try to engage a busy colleague in an important conversation, she veers off track before you’ve gotten the information you need.
Steer clear of this sentence structure when writing: “There’s coffee and bagels in the conference room.”