Archive for the ‘Coaching’ Category

New Ways of Listening: Conversations at Work

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

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What can the corporate world learn from The Horse Whisperer when it comes to hosting conversations that really matter? It’s said that a good trainer can hear a horse speak. But a great trainer can hear him whisper.

By this definition, Monty Roberts is a great trainer. Known as the Horse Whisperer, Monty has broken away from traditional methods of horse training to introduce a new level of trust through listening. He has changed the game entirely by deconstructing the fear-based training paradigm. (more…)

Keeping Conversation Channels Open: 10 Essential Tips

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Serious Conversation 1How would you rate your conversation skills at work? Research indicates that we think of ourselves as better communicators than we really are. What usually happens is we tell ourselves we got it right and the other person got it wrong.  After all, I was clear. But it’s up us to ensure that the message sent (what we intend to say) is the message received (what the other person really hears). Here are 10 essential tips for keeping conversation channels open

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Practice Makes Perfect – Especially when it Comes to Communicating

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Practice Makes Perfect—especially when it comes to communicating.

We often take communicating for granted—after all, everyone can talk. But, like anything in life you want to get good at, it takes a lot of practice to be a truly effective communicator. (more…)

Why Everything and Everyone Counts for Effective Communication

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Effective CommunicationTo achieve truly great things at work—to innovate, activate, and motivate—it’s all about effective communication. You have to cultivate an open dialogue with colleagues and important stakeholders. When people are really talking, the business is progressing. When people stop talking, the business stops progressing.

It’s that simple. (more…)