Eighty-Seven

87 Oftentimes, I see things that I suspect others do not see. I notice “communication” happening that isn’t super obvious. I’m tuned-into much of the unspoken, the often-overlooked, the intended or unintended subtleties that fly back-and-forth between people seemingly undetected. I like to say I work hard to miss less than most. It has its prosContinue reading “Eighty-Seven”

Three-Sixty-Self

Hard truth: People are self-centered more than they’re not. Everyone’s favorite subject is themselves; whether they admit it or not. **Think about it: you’re thinking about you and yours, much more than anyone or anything else, the majority of the time. Your day, your job, your money, your family, your friends, your food, your plans,Continue reading “Three-Sixty-Self”

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

Communication trumps Qualifications

For years now I’ve been training and teaching that “communication skills” is THE premier skill set to master and possess. It’s more important than any other technical skills that you may have. It’s more important than letters after your name. It’s more important than a fat file stuffed with certifications, accolades, and endorsements. Communication skills areContinue reading “Communication trumps Qualifications”

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 thatContinue reading “Thirty-Seven”

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?Continue reading “Thirty-Two”

Twenty-Eight

28 Problem-solving – Part 1: It’s everyone’s job; everyday. It has to be because everyone has problems we often need others to help us solve. The big distinction is the degree to which you and I project our problems onto others and expect them to help us solve them. Do others become a destination for your problems,Continue reading “Twenty-Eight”