Business Communication Today, 15th Ed.
Chapter 14. Planning Reports and Proposals
"The longer you talk after asking a question, the weaker it becomes.
"It is so easy for messages to get lost in translation.
"In short: If you want your sparring partner to see you as an an intellect of rational logic and sophistication — qualities that can hopefully persuade them to believe your wild opinion — try saying it out loud to them," writes Monica Torres (photo, left) in a piece at TheLadders.
Jane Burnett (photo, left) at Ladders.
"It's not just what you say; it's how you say it that matters.
"Meetings are an essential part of the life of every organization and your ability to run effective meetings with your management skills is a critical part of your success in meeting management.
"Every unsuccessful attempt can help you gain indispensable experience and mistakes can even be more valuable than achievements.
"Do you experience confusing or disappointing miscommunications?
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"Now, I’ve never found a senior manager who says that communications are not important; so why do organizational communications continue to break down despite all of the investment and generally good intentions?
"If a person takes the time to express their heart-felt appreciation for something we have done, it boosts our spirit, passion, and purpose.
"Tolstoy famously wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
"You know you’re on the wrong career path, but can’t pull yourself away.
"A four-hour mental health training program for managers could yield fewer employee sick days and a roughly 10-to-1 return on investment, a study in Australia suggests.
"Trust is an important issue when working across cultures.
"If you've ever worked for a bad manager or in a company that made you miserable, you've probably wondered how to ensure you avoid that in your next job.
"Discipline is one of the cornerstones to living a successful and fulfilling life and something we should all strive to master.
"You’ve gotten (and taken) a lot of excellent job search advice .
According to Sara Saddington (photo, left), "We all have blind spots that are a result of our own worldview, experience, and expertise.
"Business Insider recently checked in with three productivity experts to find out what habits are wasting the most time at work," writes Áine Cain (photo, left).
"Nonverbal communication plays a significant role in our lives, as it can improve a person’s ability to relate, engage, and establish meaningful interactions in everyday life.
"If the members of the team cannot communicate, isolation limits their potential.
"Being a good listener is one of the most important skills you can master if you want to advance your career and build meaningful relationships.
"I tell my clients and seminar participants that discomfort is an unavoidable part of changing how they communicate.