Communication Skills

The Costly Mistake You May Be Making as a Boss

Christine PorathWhen you’re busy and under pressure, you might speak tersely, forget to smile and skip other niceties when interacting with your team. You think it’s obvious that you’re just trying to get things done, but your direct reports probably feel differently.

“Most rude bosses don’t know how they’re coming across because they don’t intend to treat their employees poorly,” says Christine Porath, a professor of management at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace. “They think they’re being efficient or they are behaving the way their role models behaved—or they may simply lack self-awareness.” Read More

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Three Things You Should Stop Doing on Social Media

Luvvie AjayiLast month, “I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual,” a collection of essays by Luvvie Ajayi, ranked fifth on the “New York Times Best Sellers” list for paperback nonfiction. It was an extraordinary debut for the first-time author who is neither a famous singer-songwriter like Patti Smith (#9 that week) nor a high-profile journalist like David Brooks (#6). Ajayi, who writes humorously about anything from cosmetics to racist microaggressions, is also not an alumna of “The Daily Show” or “Saturday Night Live.” Read More

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Podcast | How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro

Leila JanahClick Play below to listen.

Whether you are building a start-up, selling products in the field or presenting to a team of management, you have to put yourself out there—and that means opening yourself up to possibly harsh feedback and rejection. In this 30-minute discussion, award-winning social entrepreneur Leila Janah shares her experiences and offer her techniques for • working through adversity • weathering criticism • using it as a tool for growth • and ultimately achieving success. Read More

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Podcast | Tap the Hidden Forces That Influence People

Jonah BergerClick Play below to listen.

Wharton professor and top-rated 2014 conference speaker Jonah Berger is back to share his business and social science research that will help us to learn the subtle, invisible influences behind our choices as individuals. By understanding how social influence works, we can decide when to resist and when to embrace it—and how we can use this knowledge to make better-informed decisions and exercise more control over our own behavior. Read More

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Free Teleclass | How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro

Leila JanahHow to Handle Criticism Like a Pro
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
1:00-1:30pm Eastern

Eventbrite - How to Handle Criticism Like a Pro (Free Teleclass with Leila Janah)
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Free Teleclass | Tap the Hidden Forces That Influence People

Jonah BergerTap the Hidden Forces That Influence People
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
1:00-1:30pm Eastern

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Podcast | Increase Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking

Heather WillemsCan you really draw your way to success? Heather Willems, co-founder of ImageThink and co-author of Draw Your Big Idea will prove you can in this 30-minute talk where she explains the secret power of visuals for achieving your goals in the workplace. Willems offers techniques to harness your creativity and master success using nothing more than your basic drawing skills. Learn how to clarify complex ideas, spark creativity, solve problems and propel your productivity to the next level—all from picking up a pen.

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Free Teleclass | Increase Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking

Heather WillemsIncrease Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
1:00-1:30pm Eastern

Eventbrite - Increase Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking (Free Teleclass with Heather Willems)

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When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

A bad boss.If you’ve never had a bad boss, you must have spent your career…self-employed! Unfortunately, managers who are incompetent or otherwise awful are a fact of working life. Indeed, a whopping 568 of you responded to our call for bad boss stories and the lessons you learned from the experience. Read these cringe-worthy tales—and commiserate.
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Podcast: Speak with Confidence and Unleash Your Power with Lisa Nichols

Lisa NicholsIn this 30-minute teleclass, motivational speaker Lisa Nichols, author of Abundance Now, will show you how to:

  • Prepare for the stage, the boardroom or the negotiating table
  • Tailor your message to the audience
  • Share your enthusiasm and create the impact you desire!

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