179 results for tag: communication skills


Are We Talking too Much in Video Interviews?

Prolix is a great word. It's one of those words that you never hear used, and yet it is so apt in so many circumstances in higher education. It means using too many words to tedious effect. In my work as an executive search consultant, I encounter the ...
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Accelerate Your Career With Compelling Online Profiles

Most of what's powerful about LinkedIn is not obvious to the causal user. LinkedIn is not simply "Facebook for business." Don't even think of it as a website. Instead, think of it as a live global networking event with over 800 million attendees, as a ...
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Growing Your Career Requires Controlling the Narrative

You've likely heard the media emphasize the importance of "controlling the narrative," when advising business professionals, celebrities, politicians and influencers. But what does that really mean? To control the narrative or "manage the optics" means you, ...
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Match Your Listener’s Tendency

Have you ever felt frustrated when someone won't get to the point? Or have you ever felt like the person you're talking to just isn't hearing you? Master communicators navigate these challenges of understanding using an ancient technique that you can learn ...
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Spotting Your Own Defensiveness and Defusing it in Others

Defensiveness prevents clear communication. The reaction happens because a person feels threatened. Whether the causes are from inside or outside of an organization, defensiveness presents as rigid, stuck communication. In this chapter, you will learn how to ...
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The Key to Finding Fulfillment at Work

The workplace is fraught with people and events that create stress, frustration, and confusion. All too often we reach a point where we ask ourselves, "Is it the job or is it me?" It's probably you not knowing how to effectively navigate undesirable ...
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Planning for Interview Bias

There are things we can control in an interview and things we simply cannot control. But even the things that you cannot control can be influenced – if you have a plan. Listen to ExecuNet Career Coach Harriette Lowenthal explain. The ExecuNet ...
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Avoid These 7 Phrases When You Are Giving Feedback

Giving feedback is never easy, especially if the feedback isn’t entirely positive. The job of a great leader, manager and boss is to give feedback in a way that comes across as a gift—something useful, not something that makes the recipient feel bad ...
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How to Speak Like a Successful Leader

Every successful leader has their own way of communicating. The best have a powerful way of speaking, — they've learned how to make sure their words have positive impact. Leadership communication is important because the things you say can have a ripple ...
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The #1 Thing that Successful People Don’t Say that Could Be Screwing You Up

I was listening to a business podcast the other day titled, “The ONE thing that successful people don’t say that could be screwing you up.” You want to know what it is? I already know this. Or I’ve heard this already. And there is so ...
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5 Surefire Ways to Win Any Negotiation

Based on psychological research, here are some tips to get you what you want!
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Everyday Leaders: Empathy

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the second installment of articles ...
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