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Posts in the Communication Skills category
Imagine that it’s Friday afternoon and your boss walks over to your desk and tells you the following:
Boss: I need you to come into work this weekend to help finish the Johnson proposal.
You: When is it due?
Boss: Monday at noon. We hoped to have it done today (Friday)
Do you like to communicate with lots of data? Or with gut feelings? Do you like to speak step-by-step? Or do you jump right to the end? And do you know the upsides and potential downsides of your particular style? Take this Communication Styles Quiz and see how your communication style rates...
Stop Emailing For More Effective Communication
Here are three critical elements to effective communication that show why you may want to cut down a little bit on the use of email, especially for communicating with colleagues, employees and bosses:
How do we do this? No. 1 is offering a little bit of control. This is as easy as walking into the boss’ office and saying, “Is now a good time to talk?”