Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in Today’s Digital, Social, Mobile World
"It's tempting to think that in order to be a valuable team player, you should say “yes” to every request and task that is asked of you.
"We already live among robots: tools and machines like dishwashers and thermostats so integrated into our lives that we'd never think to call them that.
Dan McCarthy gives his take on the topic at GreatLeadershipByDan.
"We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain.
"Before you set your alarm two hours earlier or radically change your diet, ask yourself, what are you hoping to achieve?
"With the complexity of our changing world, the speed with which decisions are made, and the overwhelming choices available, today’s leader needs to fully understand the invisible forces that shape conversation and build relationships: Intention and alignment.
"Pay attention to that first time the boss’s guidance feels very prescriptive or more precise than you expected.
"So, in those moments when you feel like you need to do some deep breathing exercises in the the privacy of a bathroom stall to avoid screaming at your deskmate, remind yourself of these three benefits and then leave that bathroom with a brand new attitude.
"One of the best parts of traveling overseas is experiencing another culture," writes Ashley Rossi (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
"I thought it might be interesting to consider the advice I would give someone moving from a country with a flexible view of time to my home country (US), where time is controlled, often to the point of absurdity.
"Rebecca Greenfield covers the workplace for Bloomberg.
"What I’ve learned about productivity in the ten years I’ve been hosting The Get-it-Done Guy’s Quick and Dirty Tips podcast.
"Let’s talk about what we know about how rate of speech impacts credibility and persuasiveness.
"Movies are also a great way for leaders to learn about leadership on their own!"
"Here’s a list of my 20 favorite leadership movies, updated with links to purchase the DVD on Amazon.
"We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards?
"Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.
"Follow this secret advice to better manage your schedule and time.
"Within the workplace, it's absolutely critical to be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Abby Wolfe tells the story of Erin McKean (photo, left) who went from lexicographer to start-up founder.
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