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Video: A Time Management Tip That Can Cut 17 Minutes Off Meetings

Here's a very simple time management tip that can cut 17 minutes from most meetings you sit in: have a Statement of Achievement. What is that? Well, we did a survey recently. We asked people coming out of meetings: "The meeting you were just in, did it accomplish its original objective?" 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 23 February, 2017 Time Management, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

One Simple Tool For Controlling Loudmouths In Your Team Meetings

Have you ever been in one of those team meetings, virtual or face-to-face, where a few big personalities just dominate the space? They usually talk louder than everyone else, and if the boss or team leader isn’t speaking, all you hear are their thoughts, their ideas, their yeas and their nays. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 22 February, 2017 Forbes, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership Skills | 0 comments | Read more →

Quiz: What's Your Presentation Style?

Posted by Mark Murphy on 21 February, 2017 Communication Skills, Presentations, Quizzes | 1 comment | Read more →

6 Big Gripes About Meetings (And How To Fix Them)

When I ask leaders, “What’s the No. 1 thing that wastes your time and hinders your productivity?” the nearly universal answer is “meetings.” Whether it’s wasteful meetings that don’t resolve anything, meetings where everybody talks just to hear themselves speak or meetings where decisions never get made, meetings are often hated and typically wasteful.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 20 February, 2017 Forbes, Meetings | 0 comments | Read more →

This Script Can Stop A Micromanaging Boss

Working for a micromanager can be demoralizing. It’s hard to be confident and motivated when your boss is so obsessed with control that they hover over your every move. But typically, the boss’s micromanaging behavior has less to do with your actual performance and much more to do with their own anxiety.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 February, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Interpersonal Skills | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: Effective Communication with an Impatient Boss

Effective communication with an impatient boss is far less challenging if you know their preferred communication style. One simple way to distinguish communication styles is how linear people are. Here's what that means. Some people are very linear. 
Posted by Mark Murphy on 15 February, 2017 Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

How To Say No When Your Boss Wants You To Work All Weekend To Complete A Project

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) 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 14 February, 2017 Communication Skills, Forbes, Interpersonal Skills | 0 comments | Read more →

Quiz: What's Your Communication Style?


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...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 13 February, 2017 Communication Skills, Quizzes | 12 comments | Read more →

The Right (And Wrong) Way To Talk To An Impatient Boss

Most impatient seeming bosses aren’t suffering from some chronic character flaw. More often than not, they just have a particular communication style that likes things at a high level, without too much detail, and a focus on cutting-to-the-chase. And for the record, that describes a lot of bosses
Posted by Mark Murphy on 09 February, 2017 Forbes, Interpersonal Skills | 0 comments | Read more →

Quiz: How Do You React To Constructive Criticism?

We’re all going to receive constructive criticism at some point. So the big question is “how will I react to constructive criticism?”  Take this quiz to see how YOU react to constructive criticism.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 08 February, 2017 Constructive Criticism, Interpersonal Skills, Quizzes | 6 comments | Read more →
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  • Video: A Time Management Tip That Can Cut 17 Minutes Off Meetings

      Here's a very simple time management tip that can cut 17 minutes from most meetings you sit in: have a Statement of Achievement. What is that? Well, we did a survey recently. We asked people coming out of meetings:... Read more →

  • One Simple Tool For Controlling Loudmouths In Your Team Meetings

    This article originally appeared on Forbes by Mark Murphy, Founder of Leadership IQ Have you ever been in one of those team meetings, virtual or face-to-face, where a few big personalities just dominate the space? They usually talk louder than everyone... Read more →

  • Quiz: What's Your Presentation Style?