The Keys to Effective Communication in the Workplace

Over the last few months I’ve written extensively about communication in the workplace and I figured that I would combine my recent posts into an article with major take-aways. I hope this will be useful. In a recent study of more than 1,400 employees surveyed by Salesforce 86% cited a lack of communication and collaboration as the primary reason for […]

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3 Subtle Ways Our Behavior Influences Social Interactions

We recently discussed factors that can influence the outcome of job interviews for better or worse. So far, we have focused mostly on the content involved. What we haven’t yet discussed is in some ways even more interesting: How very subtle behaviors influence social interactions. 1. Mimicry As famously noted by Charles Darwin when we see someone express an emotion, […]

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A Story about Diversity, Superstorm Sandy and Symphony Orchestras

On issues like immigration, I have always been something of a moderate.  I recognize that a social system must control itself to “stay safe.”  (Psychologically, it’s probably one reason we take care of those we love.)  On the other hand, I personally believe any solution to a problem like immigration must treat all human beings as people.  No matter what […]

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