A blog by Jean M. Schmith Ditch these lazy words that are simply a turn-off to any listener. (You’ll be glad you did.) Dan talks frequently in terms of danger and power phrases–danger phrases being words to avoid because they
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To Transform or To Conform: That is the question “If you communicate tomorrow the same way as you communicated yesterday, you will have the same results tomorrow as you had yesterday. Want different results? Change the way you communicate.”–Dan O’Connor There
How to handle distracting Time-Wasters at work Is there someone at work who distracts you, drops by for uninvited chats, and interrupts you frequently while you’re working? Read on to learn the best communication strategy for dealing with Time-Suckers, aka Time