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Leaders Beware! Tolerance for bullying, harassment and belittling at all time low.

Feb 07, 2018
 

This week in ‘Help Me Communicate’:

Leaders beware. Tolerance is at an all time low for bullying, belittling and harassment. How you communicate is more important than ever in history. Don’t get caught. People are going to start reporting harassing type behavior and you and your company may be vulnerable to being harassed yourself by the labor board.

This week I’ll share the basics to being a good communicative leader to avoid being called a harasser. You can become an employer of choice.

Do you want to be a great leader? Do you want to be known as a fair, honest and respecttful? Do you want to make it easy to attract good workers to your team?

Are you using power over techniques to motivate staff? Fear generating techniques?

Do you know how you’re perceived?

Is your work group hitting on all cylinders and getting the results you want?

Ask these question to determine if your people are happy.

Do people use all their sick days?

Are people coming to work...

Are You Being a Good Mentor?

Jan 31, 2018
 

Are you being a good mentor?

This week in ‘Help Me Communicate’, I’m going to share how mentoring is happening naturally at work and how to enhance it. You can apply this to your personal life too. Have you heard of Socratic mentoring?

This is part of the 'Help Me Communicate' Video Series.

You can learn effective communication skills. Every week we will post some tools and tips to help you become a great communicator.

Learn how to manage conflict and how to approach those difficult conversations. Learn effective word choice, questioning techniques and listening skills. Learn to be a better mentor. go to:

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for the weekly broadcast at 10 AM mountain time on Wednesdays.

Mentoring is a natural form of communicating. At work, and as a leader, how we mentor greatly determines our success. 

Is mentoring happening in your work environment?

Yes it is. Mentoring happens naturally from childhood on. Think of a...

Eight words and phrases to avoid for healthy communications habits

Jan 24, 2018
 

8 words and phrases to avoid for healthy communications habits.

Do you struggle with what words to choose in a difficult situation?

Have you noticed some people turn off after you say something?

Could you be gentler when you’re being direct?

When you’re coaching someone to correct a behavior or mistake, do they get defensive?

You’re probably using defensive provoking words.

The 8 words and phrases to avoid I share here help you be a more gentle and engaging communicator.

Using soft words keeps people open instead of defensive.

They help you be a better leader and coach.

 

1.       Always — replace with usually or often or mostly.

This ones a little contradictory, but it’s very important. Avoid it most of the time.

In a workshop with equipment managers one person pointed out that you should always put diesel in a diesel engine. Using sometimes or most often doesn’t apply here. That's why I say avoid always most...

7 Step CONTACT Communications system for conflict resolution in short format.

Jan 18, 2018
 

This week in ‘Help Me Communicate’, I’m going to share the quick format of the 7 Step CONTACT Communications system for conflict resolution.

What’s the first step?

1. Consciousness now

2. Out yourself   

How do I share effectively? What words do I use?  

·         You and I

·         How to share feelings accurately. Feeling list.

·         Eight Words/Phrases and three habits to avoid

·         We and Our

·         Part five-Body Language, facial expression and tone

What if it goes off track?

3. Notice the other person — ask

What’s the biggest mistake people make when communicating? Not listening.

4. Tune in. Active listening.

Misinterpretation is huge? How do I make sure I’m right?

5....

How to Fire Someone with Compassion and Integrity

Jan 18, 2018
 

‘Cleaning House and How to Fire Someone with Compassion and Integrity — getting rid of the virus, part of building an effective team.

 Do you want to be part of a great work team?

 Do you want to work in a positive, healthy and fun environment?

 Is someone on your team creating angst among co-workers, customers or suppliers?

 The energy of your team, the energy of your mastermind determines the success of it and also, to a great degree, its team members.

 If you’re a leader, it’s your responsibility to manage your team and drive it to success.

 Just like people, teams at work get virus’s. They need to be healed or removed.

 How do you heal? You train the person to remove the deficiency in him or herself.

 And if that doesn’t work,

Sometimes we have to clean house.  How to you fire someone with integrity and compassion?

 I’m going to give you a simple firing system that allows for being...

The most important step in communications with anyone, and its easy.

Jan 03, 2018
 

The most important step in communications with anyone, and its easy.

This is part of the 'Help Me Communicate' Video Series.

You can learn effective communication skills. Every week we will post some tools and tips to help you become a great communicator.

Learn how to manage conflict and how to approach those difficult conversations. Learn effective word choice, questioning techniques and listening skills. go to:

htps://www.facebook.com/effectivecommunicationskills/

for the weekly broadcast at 10 AM mountain time on Wednesdays.

 

What do you like to talk about? Things that are of interest to you. Right!

So do most people. The most important technique in communications that everyone can use is asking questions.

Ask Questions: It’s a 2 step process. Step 2 is listening, both active and reflective.
 

Why do we ask questions? When we are connecting our intention is to engage the other person. People like to talk about themselves. It engages them. The more the other...

12 tips for how to deal with difficult family get-together's and a few Don'ts

Dec 20, 2017
 

Merry Christmas. This week in ‘Help Me Communicate’, I share 12 tips for how to deal with difficult family get-together's. This is part of the 'Help Me Communicate' Video Series.

You can learn effective communication skills. Every week we will post some tools and tips to help you become a great communicator.

Learn how to manage conflict and how to approach those difficult conversations. Learn effective word choice, questioning techniques and listening skills. go to:

htps://www.facebook.com/effectivecommunicationskills/

for the weekly broadcast at 10 AM mountain time on Wednesdays.

12 TIPS to deal with difficult family get-together's and 3 Don'ts

SELF

 1.     Expect to have a great get-together and to have a good time. Imagine it in your mind and feel it in your heart first. Things begin in our minds and hearts.
 
2.     Prepare. Prioritize Self-Care. Don’t expect others to change. Change one thing...

How to deal with bullying in the workplace in 8 steps

Dec 20, 2017
 

This weeks Help Me Communicate is about How to deal with bullying in the workplace in 8 steps’.

This is part of the 'Help Me Communicate' Video Series.

You can learn effective communication skills. Every week we will post some tools and tips to help you become a great communicator.

Learn how to manage conflict and how to approach those difficult conversations. Learn effective word choice, questioning techniques and listening skills. go to:

htps://www.facebook.com/effectivecommunicationskills/

for the weekly broadcast at 10 AM mountain time on Wednesdays.

10 tips for how to make your meetings effective, short and sweet.

Dec 07, 2017
 

Dec 6, 2017. This week in ‘Help Me Communicate, get 10 tips for how to make your meetings effective, short and sweet so your people get value and see the benefit in them. If you’re a leader at work, this video is good for you. Get your mastermind team hitting on all cylinders. If you’re not a leader at work, share the link below with one.

This is part of the 'Help Me Communicate' Video Series.

You can learn effective communication skills. Every week we will post some tools and tips to help you become a great communicator.

Learn how to manage conflict and how to approach those difficult conversations. Learn effective word choice, questioning techniques and listening skills. go to:

htps://www.facebook.com/effectivecommunicationskills/

for the weekly broadcast at 10 AM mountain time on Wednesdays.

How to Deal With Gossip in the Workplace. Nov 29, 2017

Dec 06, 2017
 

This week learn How to Deal With Gossip in the Workplace. How to prevent it and some tools for dealing with it when it does happen. 

This is part of the 'Help Me Communicate' Video Series.

You can learn effective communication skills. Every week we will post some tools and tips to help you become a great communicator.

Learn how to manage conflict and how to approach those difficult conversations. Learn effective word choice, questioning techniques and listening skills. go to: htps://www.facebook.com/effectivecommunicationskills/ for the weekly broadcast at 10 AM mountain time on Wednesdays.

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