Tag Archive: Communication

7 Ways to Say, “No,” When It’s Easier to Say, “Yes”

Tough and mean are two different things. Mean is uncaring. You don’t have to choose between a caring heart and tough decision. 7 Ways to say, “No.” #1. Declare good intentions. “I’d love… Continue reading

People Can’t See Your Heart When You’re Lost in Your Head

I can not notice people. I want to notice, but I’m easily distracted. People can’t see your heart, when you’re lost in your head. It doesn’t matter if you want to notice people.… Continue reading

One Leader’s Surprising Experience with One-on-Ones

One of my coaching clients is developing his skill at holding one-on-ones with his management team. He’s learning you don’t have to choose between strong relationships and great results.  Strong relationships fuel great… Continue reading

15 Ways to Talk so People Will Listen

We’ve all had leaders we wished would sit down and stop talking. Don’t be one. 15 ways to talk so people will listen: Decide if you care about great communication skills. Are you… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Clarity without Blabbing

Dear Dan, I’m the one in a meeting who goes on and on. No bullcrap, but as my good friend once told me, in my desire to make sure everyone understands, I say… Continue reading

How to Interrupt Others and Get to the Point

You wouldn’t be polite to someone who reached into your pocket to steal your credit cards. Don’t be polite with people who persistently steal your time by talking on and on. Common rules… Continue reading