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Handling Negative Situations: Part 2

Last week we talked about ways to handle negative situations in the workplace. Unpleasant situations are bound to arise from time to time; the way you handle these situations can make or break your professional relationships. Today we’ll discuss a few more ideas for handling these kinds of situations in the most professional way possible. […]

Handling Negative Situations

In a perfect world, all of our interactions with our colleagues would be nothing but pleasant. Unfortunately we are all human, so conflicts are bound to occur once in awhile. While you may not be able to control if and when these situations arise, you can control how you approach them. The way in which […]

Step into Their Shoes

When communicating in the professional world, one of the most important keys to successful interaction is understanding the other person’s point of view. Whether you are speaking with a client, colleague, or your boss, better understanding where your communication partner is coming from will help you to create strong, successful communication.  One of the most […]

Mind Your Ps and Qs: Part 2

Last week we discussed some basic rules of etiquette to help boost your business image and professional relationships. In today’s blog, we’ll continue our conversation and provide some more great tips for brushing up your professional etiquette. Introductions: When introducing two people,

Mind Your Ps and Qs

In the business world, we’re often so concerned with speaking professionally and selling the finer points of our expertise that we forget one of the most fundamental necessities of making connections with others: etiquette. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss some aspects of common courtesy that are so basic, but all too often, left by the […]

Let’s Do Lunch: Part 2

Having a business lunch may seem like a deceptively simple affair, but there are steps you can take to keep the meal on track and make it the priceless relationship-building event it can be. Take a look at part two of our business lunch tips! Actually Listen: Too many people view the business lunch as […]

Let’s Do Lunch

The business lunch is an event that every professional will most likely encounter at some point in their career. While the concept may seem simple—discussing business matters while having a bite to eat—there are myriad details that need to be considered to orchestrate a successful business meal. Having lunch with a client or colleague certainly […]

Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults

September is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Awareness Month. Most people are familiar with attention deficit disorder (also known as ADD), as it has received quite a bit of attention in recent years. Many researchers believe that the abilities and limitations that comprise ADD are largely inherited and passed down from generation to generation. However, often […]

Tailoring your Communication: Personalities in the Workplace, Part 3

All too often, people make the mistake of thinking that good communication begins and ends with the speaker. However, taking into account who you’re speaking to and how their personality affects their communication style also plays a significant role in strong communication. Over the past two blogs, we’ve discussed some of the more common personalities […]

Tailoring your Communication: Personalities in the Workplace, Part 2

Last week, we discussed a couple of the personality types you may encounter in the workplace and how you can tailor your communication style to best suit each. In today’s blog, we’ll present a few more classic personality types you’re likely to run into around the office.