Respect

4 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Communication

How healthy is your workplace?  And what about your personal and professional relationships?  How healthy are they? No matter what shape they are in, I can tell you this:  You can ALWAYS make them healthier. And the key to that health is your communication skills. As poet laureate John Barrymore said, “We are as sick as we are secret.” In …

Good Leaders Increase The Quantity And Quality Of Their Communication

You’ve heard the phrase that truth is stranger than fiction. I saw that recently in a company where I was working when one supervisor remarked, “We know communication is a problem, but the company is not going to discuss it with the employees.” By contrast, effective leaders work on increasing the quantity and quality of their communication. If you’re a …

Great Leaders And Great People Skills Go Together

Author Karl Albrecht writes, “There is an ancient and immutable truth: The ability to sell, explain, persuade, organize, motivate, and lead others still holds first place. Making things happen still requires the ability to make people like you, respect you, listen to you, and want to connect to you. And by connect, I mean connect personally, not digitally. The human …

The Art of Being a Tactful Leader

When you give constructive criticism to another person, it’s not good enough to have “truth” on your side. You’ve got to know how to communicate it as well. Make sure you know the art of being tactful. As Baltasar Gracian wrote, “Cultivate tact, for it is the work of culture…the lubricant of human relationships, softening contacts and minimizing friction.” He’s …