Business Communication Today, 14th Ed.
Chapter 2. Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Etiquette
"Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.
"You will, however, be judged by the quality of your writing.
"In meeting notes and minutes, you must state each action item, who is to complete it, and the deadline or due date.
"Executives tell me their teams make decisions all the time.
"Do your coworkers or boss show signs that they secretly hate you?
"What the CEO of a cyber security firm has learned from fighting the bad guys.
"Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotion.
"Some people can get so self absorbed, they don't realize they're in way too deep in an argument that has no end in sight.
"Suddenly, the unspeakable: A well-respected colleague bluntly attacks your work, your passion.
"No matter how mind-blowingly brilliant your business idea is, or how insanely talented you are, absolutely nothing will take off if you don't believe in yourself," writes Elle Kaplan (photo, left).
We are not the center of cyberspace.
"Seriously though, because the forum is often the number one way you have of communicating with a client, boss, or networking person, it’s imperative that you get it right.
"The problem isn’t email.
"It’s called social undermining, and it may seem harmless enough, but it can take an emotional toll.
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"When you write to tell someone no, your message will already disappoint the individual.
"Companies can become more agile by designing their organizations both to drive speed and create stability.
"Tales of the tech unicorn’s impending demise might be somewhat exaggerated.
"Changing of the guard marks a major milestone in the technology industry.
"For job seekers, the persuasive cover letter and germane resume have long been the way to get a foot in the door, and more recently, HR directors will rummage through Google to make sure nothing negative turns up.
"Recently, it was reported that the three largest U.
"The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.