Category Archives: Professional Development

Miscommunication in the office

The Easiest Way to Sidestep Miscommunication in the Office

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“Words are the source of misunderstandings.”        – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Miscommunication happens all the time in the workplace; for some offices, it even seems to be a way of life. According to the Joint Commission, miscommunications in the medical profession regarding improperly written prescriptions “harms an estimated 1.5 million people in the United States each year, [and results] in upward of $3.5 billion in extra medical costs.”1 That’s a hefty price to pay for hurried and thoughtless communication.…

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Team is Feeling Frustrated

The Top 3 Reasons Your Team is Feeling Frustrated

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“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.”        -Bo Bennett Have you noticed that your team is feeling frustrated? Frustration can manifest in many ways, but it typically presents as anger in the meeting room, disrespectful body language (like rolling of eyes) and passive or outright aggression in daily communication.…

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responsibility in the workplace

How “Responsibility” is Different in the Japanese and American Workplace

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There are some remarkable differences in the way Japanese and Americans do business (to learn more click HERE), but perhaps one of the largest differences has more to do with mindset than anything else. For a Japanese executive who is managing US employees, his or her greatest challenge will be the simple fact that, to him or her, it appears as though the American employees only care about their own responsibilities under their job description.…

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nurture better relationships

How to Truly Connect with Others and Nurture Better Relationships within Your Workplace

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The workplace is about people: people like to work with people they know, like, and trust. Despite this, I’ve spoken with many corporate employees who often feel they need to have a professional face that hides their personal world. Unconsciously, they have separate worlds and aren’t open to sharing themselves at work.…

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