Posts for May 2015

Three Improv Skills that Can Better Your Business Communication

Business Improv_160x120.jpgI knew I had problems communicating when I blanked out during a local commercial shoot. I was in high school and was asked to say a few things about our county fair. I remember smiling and the camera light coming on. But then the next thing I remember is me wrapping it up, saying "Oh God, yeah. That's the county fair all right."

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May 28, 2015

Seven Ways to Excel at Work

ExcelAtWork_160x120.jpgWatching a personal fitness trainer the other day made me wish for a personal office trainer. He wouldn't push me to do more sit ups or crunches, but to finish my projects and make more cold calls.

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May 26, 2015

Stopping a Bully in the Workplace

workplacebully_160x120.jpgWhen you were a kid, bullies were sent to the principal's office. But if you've got a bully in the workplace, it's not quite as easy. Bullying comes in many forms—from gossiping and spreading rumors to placing someone in a dangerous situation.

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May 21, 2015

Fifteen Ways to Spot Bullying in Your Organization

bullyingkids_160x120.jpgWe're all familiar with bullying. It's estimated that around half of employees have experienced some type of bullying at work. And I estimate the other half got a taste of it in junior high. Bullies are simple creatures. They need to be in control, at the expense of their target. If that isn't bad enough, they encourage the same behaviors in others.

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May 20, 2015

10 Tips to Better Time Management

time management_160x120.jpgOne of my relatives, I'll call her "my sister", could use a little time management advice. She arrives late to every event, from doctor appointments to parties. She crams too many things into every hour and then gets woefully behind.

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May 18, 2015