Self Improvement

10 key steps to building the dream Team you though impossible

Using team-building activities to create successful teams has many benefits to both team members and their organizations. Being part of a team can empower individuals because of added knowledge – through learning from each other

Communicating for Clarity and Direction as a Manager

Would you be surprised to learn that management studies indicate that 50% to 80% of a manager's time is dedicated to communicating in some way? Clearly, the ability to communicate effectively is an integral part of being a manager.

Delivering an Effective Presentation

Being able to deliver successful presentations is a valuable management skill. Getting your message across effectively is crucial and can have an impact on both your credibility and your work.

How to think Outside the Box

The psychological terms restructuring and functional fixedness are relevant to how the creative process works, and can be applied to creative thinking. Restructuring means reorganizing or restructuring a problem to find a solution. Functional fixedness occurs when, as the idea originator, you become restricted by the demands of the task, or other constraints or norms. This functional fixedness means that you have difficulty reconceptualizing the problem to find a solution.

Levels of Interview Questioning

There are three levels of response to questions asked in an interview. The three levels are the attribute level, the general process level, and the behavioral level.

Becoming a More Responsive Listener

Being successful at work usually depends on access to good information. Some information arrives in written form, but the vast majority is delivered orally.

Balancing Your Work Life and Private Life

People often become consumed with professional activities – making the presentation, finishing the programming, and preparing for the meeting.

Communication Mistakes in the Workplace

Communication mistakes abound in the corporate arena. One reason for this is that there's a lot of room for error. But a bigger and more insidious cause is a lack of forethought on the part of the communicator.

Trust And Betrayal

Is your answer something like this?… Trust is an interesting topic and it would be great to have the luxury of time and bandwidth to cultivate it in our organization's business practices, but there are more pressing and critical issues which I/we need to address instead.

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