Communication

Creativity + Structure: 5 Ways to Host Better Brainstorming Sessions

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by: Richard Lepsinger Brainstorming meetings are a great way to encourage your team to exercise creativity and grow as innovative thinkers. The problem is, creativity is hard to drum up on the spot, and free-flow exploration without structure can lead to more kumbaya sessions than strategic ideas. Here are five ways to rethink brainstorming sessions, combining…

Relearning the Art of Asking Questions

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by: Tom Pohlmann & Neethi Mary Thomas Proper questioning has become a lost art. The curious four-year-old asks a lot of questions — incessant streams of “Why?” and “Why not?” might sound familiar — but as we grow older, our questioning decreases. In a recent poll of more than 200 of our clients, we found that those…

4 Tips for Better Interpersonal Communication During Interviews

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by: Maren Hogan Interviews are a fact of life in the hiring process, and job seekers need to continue using best practices for interpersonal communication to succeed during interviews. Unfortunately for millennials, this could be tough to do. American citizens between the ages of 18-29 receive and send roughly 88 text messages per day. The average American also spends…

How to Really Listen to Your Employees

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by: Sara Stibitz Let’s face it: strong leaders tend to be characterized by their strong opinions, decisive action, and take-no-prisoners attitude. These are important traits, but it’s equally important for managers to stand down and listen up. Yet many leaders struggle to do this, in part because they’ve become more accustomed to speaking than listening. So,…

Effective Team Communication Is Crucial for the Success of Businesses

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by: Sharon Thomson Every business organization wants its employees to work hard for achievement of its organizational goals. A business may undertake various measures to extract the best out of its employees. But at times the results experienced are below its expectations. This is not because its workers are not working hard enough, but because of…