Archive for the ‘ Communication ’ Category

E-mail Etiquett for the Workplace

Approximately 90% of people who use e-mail at work use it for business communication.  Since you cannot be there when the e-mail you sent is opened, you need to make sure that the message is very clear to the recipient.  I am sure you have received an e-mail and wonder what the person is trying […]

It Is All In How You Ask The Question

Looking for answers to questions and having a hard time getting them?  It could be due to how you are asking the questions or not asking the right questions. Many times we ask questions off the top of our head (without much thought put into them) hoping that will lead to the answers we are […]

A Bad Communication Habit

Speaking before thinking or knowing…..such a bad habit to have. Let me explain what mean; you are doing something at work, let’s say talking to a co-working about an issue or problem in the office and all of a sudden your boss jumps into the middle of your conversation, telling you why or why not […]

The Sting Of A Harsh Word

Your boss or supervisor is not in a good mood today and you found out unexpectedly by just asking a simple question.  Ouch!  Their sharp response can hurt especially if they snap their answer and are disrespectful.  What do you do? Do you just go back to your desk feeling hurt, dejected, and angry?  No, […]

What Is It That They Remember?

“People do not remember what you think is important; they remember what they think is important” ~ John Maxwell I recently went to a physical therapist for help with a leg problem and after he got my history of the issue at hand he asked me something that I thought was quite interesting.  He asked […]

Handling Bad Behavior At Work

Our manners tell people a lot about who we are.  When they are bad they speak volumes to the people we encounter.  When it comes to interacting with people who either you work for, with or encounter at your job dealing with bad manners  can be very difficult. I was reminded of this the other […]

Understanding Others Opinions

Far too many times we are quick to judge others opinions for one reason or another. Most of the time without giving it much thought, but for being one of the following reasons; 1. They do not agree with what you believe, therefore what they think is wrong 2. They are different from you in […]

Being Lied To At Work

What do you do when a co-worker or employee lies to you?  At first you are usually a bit taken back in disbelief that they have actually lied and you ask yourself “did I just hear what I thought I heard?” Once you have gotten over the initial shock that you have been lied to( […]

Personal Issues, Should You Share Them At Work?

All of us have personal issues that we deal with on a daily basis, the question is do we need to share these with the people we work with? This is an important decision to make, you need to weigh all of the factors and possible outcomes of sharing your personal life issues with those […]

Avoiding Conflict, To Say Something Or Bite Your Tongue?

I know this has happened to you because it happens to me almost everyday, and that is having encounters with people (possibly coworkers or customers) who are stating their opinion or belief about something and you do not agree with at all.  In fact, sometimes we think to ourselves “They must be crazy to think […]