Effective Communication

Posted by Kenneth Feldman, Ph.D. on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Communication

Effective Communication What enables a manager to communicate with his or her staff? There are four components to effective communication.  With a little bit of work, patience and practice, one’s level of communication will drastically improve. Direction: What is the intent and direction of the communication?  Is it top down or bottom up? Is the message’s content fair to all involved?  The direction of your communications signals whether you are broadcasting or conversing to your

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“The King’s Speech” – the highly acclaimed movie, is nominated for twelve Academy Awards, and rightly so.  It’s a movie that sheds light on a debilitating speech impediment affecting approximately 65 million people in the United States alone.  It is personal with me — and brings back memories of just how difficult – but not impossible – it is to overcome physical, emotional and personal obstacles that life sometimes throws in our path. No one

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No matter what type of organization you belong to, you do have customers. Whether or not your customers pay you for your services they are still your customers – and ideally you will treat them with the same excellence that you would if they were paying you $1000 per hour. If you are in education, you have layers of customers. The students, the parents, the community, the alumni – all are your customers. The students

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Have you ever had a good idea that’s been on your mind for quite some time? You believe that this idea could improve a process at work or improve an area of your life or the lives of others. You have researched this idea and have given it considerable thought yet something is holding you back. Maybe you are concerned with what others might think or maybe you are afraid that you may get stuck

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Recently I attended a Long Range Planning meeting. There were nine members on the committee. There was one non-member of the committee at the meeting. The average age of the ten of us was at least 72. One female. The rest a bunch of old white guys. Meeting to discuss Long Range Planning for the city. Scary thought isn’t it? Don’t get me wrong. The ten of us had a couple hundred years of going

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Wendy Donovan Phillips, president of Big Buzz Brands, has provided clients with marketing consultation since 2000. Wendy joined a Denver brand agency in 2004 and was named Junior Partner in 2006. Today, Wendy and her team offer branding consultation, marketing planning and marketing execution. Wendy’s work has been published in The Hollywood Reporter, The WashingtonTimes, several Tribune Company newspapers and The Denver Business Journal, among other publications. She has worked on such brands as Warner Brothers, Disney, TheMetropolitan Opera, Ultimate

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Do You Walk the Talk?

Posted by Al0703 on January 01, 2000
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Category : Authenticity, Blog, Communication, Cooperation, Ethics

Whether you know it or not you are judged by what you do much more so than by what you say.  Effective leaders have identified a certain set of values and then live their life in accordance with those values. That is, “They Walk Their Talk”. This one step in and of itself allows leaders to live an authentic rather than a hypocritical life. Max De Pree in his book entitled “Leadership Is an Art” says that leaders should have

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Where Are The Leaders?

Posted by Dr. Robert Bliss on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Future Leadership

If you’re a business executive; serve on a corporate board; own your own business – or are in any leadership position in business or education – you should be a bit worried about future leadership in your organization.   For the past several years our high schools have been graduating students who, for the most part, are not equipped for college level work or possibly not even the rigors of a trade school. People often ask me

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Have you found the joy in your life? This may seem a simple statement, yet most of my success in family, business and life has sprung from that fountain of happiness that people point to repeatedly. Over my career people are often surprised after first meeting me to hear that the bulk of my years were spent in the investment business. They cannot envision my “big personality” fitting into the staid and proper world of

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Have you ever had a poor experience making a presentation? It can linger with you for a long time….and it can affect how you feel the next time you are asked to present. You inevitably “drag” that fear with you…and you lose credibility before you even get up to the podium. It simply is a natural response, and difficult to release. There is a catharsis when you write down, and realize that this is an

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