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The Art of Conversation

Conversation is the way we express thoughts and feelings.  It is also how we bring dreams and ideas into being.  We first start with an idea, then we share the idea, then we brainstorm on how to bring the idea into fruition, and it then takes conversation… or communication… to make the idea into a product or service for others.

The art of conversation is a skill that successful people have mastered.   Those who seem to effortlessly converse with others about a wide variety of topics are the ones tapped for executive and leadership positions both in the community and in business.  Good conversational skills also assist in forming positive relationships as well as help strengthen existing relationships.

Success Habits- 5 Ways to Make Them Stick

In this post we frequently discuss success habits. Examples might be:

  • Practicing more kindness and compassion
  • Managing time more effectively
  • Determining our High Value Activities
  • Paying closer attention to Emotional Intelligence
  • Communicating more effectively
  • Developing character and integrity

There are many other opportunities to build Success Habits.  Just the list above can easily send someone into overwhelm.  But remember how to eat an elephant.

The Art of Communication Through Touching… Haptic Communication

Another important piece of communication is haptic communication, or communicating via touch.  This is another powerful non-verbal communication style that is very important in humans (as well as animals).  Equally important is knowing the protocol of touch in various social, political, or professional settings.

More Non-Verbal Communication… Proxemics

Another interesting communication concept is the study of proxemics, which is simply the perception of body spacing and postures.  Under the rules of proxemics, the physical distance between people are relative to the relationship they share.   In order to avoid a social or professional faux pas, it is recommended that you do not share space outside of another person’s comfort zone.

For example…

Watch Your Words… Four Guidelines

We have all heard that our words can either lift someone or belittle someone.  Our words can encourage and coach or deflate and defame others.  A famous World War II poster read, “Careless words cost lives.”   This message is still true today.   Here are four guidelines to follow before repeating something you have heard.

Terms of Endearment…er, I mean Rules of Engagement

We have looked at the top ten ways in which to dis-engage workers. Today let’s look at the Top Ten Ways to Engage Your Workforce! As stated earlier, employee engagement begins at the top of the organization. Once a company removes the barriers to employee engagement, the fun and productivity begins!

Top 10 Way to Engage Your Workforce

Top Ten Ways to Dis-Engage Your Workforce

Employee engagement begins at the top of the organization. Every study on employee engagement cites this universal fact. In order to effectively ENGAGE their workforce, leaders must discover what disengages their workforce. Once these barriers to engagement are addressed a company can then instill engagement at all levels of the organization. But it must start at the top. And it must be continually practiced and communicated at the top.

Top of the list dis-engagement practices:

Human Resources 101: Top 9 Reasons Employees Leave Their Managers

We’ve all heard that employees most often “quit” their managers and supervisors rather than “quitting” the company.   It’s true!  The quality of leadership an employee receives is critical to employee retention.

Below are the Top 9 Reasons Employees Leave Their Managers: