“Human Relations”… not-so-common-sense

For years, I taught a college course called “Human Relations.” It was always my favorite class to teach because the content blended principles of communication and psychology, and was the inspiration for many of my Communichology™ concepts going forward. The course was often misunderstood at the outset by both students AND staff because the title is so […]

Sixty-Nine

69 How do you “come off” to others? What vibes do you send out? Ever really considered it? If not, you should.  These are simple questions that are often deceptively difficult to address objectively. A better question is how’s your “How?” This is asking if you’re truly aware of HOW your communication (verbal and nonverbal) is […]

Thirty-Seven

37 In business, a good majority of a manager’s time, hell… in most occupations, or just life in general, is spent delivering bad news to people. It’s telling people what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear. It’s coming from a place of caring for versus caretaking. The idea is that […]

Thirty-Two

32 Do you give as much consideration to the reception of your communication as you do the sending of it? Do you consider your wording (written or verbal) and its impact? Do you consider your vocal tone (intended or unintended) and its impact? Do you consider your intentional or unintentional body language communication and its impact? […]

Twenty-Four

24 From meltdowns in shopping malls, to breakdowns in boardrooms, to outbursts online everyday, in every possible way… individual interpersonal communication skills (or the lack thereof), have never been more visible. And skilled practitioners have never been more necessary, in-demand, and in positions of great advantage, personally and professionally. Today’s marketplace handsomely rewards those in the […]

Twenty-Two

22 The situation: When attempting to help or assist others, it’s simple: First, identify the problem; then provide a solution, right? Put another way: know their need, then give them what they want. Sounds simple, but it’s anything but… The challenge: People want what they want over what they need. But when giving, most of us […]