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The Secrets To Building A Constructive Feedback Culture

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Giving feedback can often feel uncomfortable, but it's a crucial part of building company culture. Here's how to make it work.
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6 Ways Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone Is Critical To Success

6 Ways Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone Is Critical To Success | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
As a women’s career coach and leadership developer, I’ve seen that one of the most damaging things you can do in your career is to stay for years where you’re comfortable. I’ve done it, and what often ensues is that you begin to doubt your value in the marketplace, and wonder if you really have the chops to succeed and thrive outside your current job.  I’ve learned too (the hard way) that no job is secure.  The only thing that is secure in life is you – your spirit, your heart, your talents and gifts, and your ability to contribute at a high level to something that matters to you in life. When you live from that knowledge and experience, you’ll find (and create) gainful, rewarding work no matter where you go, despite the turbulence around you. And to do that, you need to continually push yourself out of your comfort zone.

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Never made a breakthrough without discomfort first!  Key is to focus on learning, before and after.

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The Lost Art of Listening

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One of the most vital and under-utilized skills of business leaders is the ability to listen. This skill is imperative to those in a position of leadership to those providing service to clients. It is the foundation of engagement.

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3 Speaking Habits That Are Damaging Your Credibility | No Freaking Speaking

3 Speaking Habits That Are Damaging Your Credibility | No Freaking Speaking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Even the most confident and compelling speakers can work against themselves by allowing certain credibility-killing words and vocal habits to creep into their presentations.

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The 5 Best Times And Ways To Ask For Feedback

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Asking for feedback can feel uncomfortable, but it's an essential part of career development.
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How Changing One Word In Job Descriptions Can Lead To More Diverse Candidates

How Changing One Word In Job Descriptions Can Lead To More Diverse Candidates | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
When the social media platform Buffer removed the word "hacker" from their job titles they noticed a change in who was applying.
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10 Public Speaking Tips to help you ROCK your Next Speech

10 Public Speaking Tips to help you ROCK your Next Speech | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Not everyone is comfortable with public speaking. Here are 10 public speaking tips that will train your brain and boost your confidence.
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Are You Listening Like a Leader? - ConantLeadership

Are You Listening Like a Leader? - ConantLeadership | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

We each bring a unique set of experiences, perceptions, memories, and bits of advice we’ve collected along the way to our leadership journey.


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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Tips on How to Write a Good Short Story

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When it came to giving advice to writers, Kurt Vonnegut was never dull.
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How To Reword A Job Posting To Avoid A Hiring Mistake

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Why focusing on what you need in a candidate rather than what your company can offer them could mean hiring the wrong person for the job.
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3 Ways To Use Gestures When Speaking Without Feeling Uncomfortable

3 Ways To Use Gestures When Speaking Without Feeling Uncomfortable | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Never sure what to do with your hands while talking? Keep these three movements in mind.
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The Art Of Building And Maintaining Authentic Relationships

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Building genuine relationships takes time, mutual care, and interest. Here's how to keep your interactions with new connections honest.
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5 Steps To Speaking From The Heart

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Want to build deep connections with your audience? Keep these methods in mind.
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Why Companies Need Novelists

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Leaders, take note and MFA grads, take heart: acclaimed novelist Mohsin Hamid on the most important tool you're not using enough.

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10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener

10 Ways To Be An Empathetic Listener | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Before starting my Executive Coaching practice I was a Financial Advisor and Coach to my team. In that industry a study was conducted of the most successful Wealth Management Advisors to discover the most important skill possessed by Top Advisors.What did the study reveal?The number one skill is empathetic listening.The ExperimentAn experiment was conducted where advisors watched a video interview of a prospective client couple. After watching, they were then asked to describe the husband from t
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How To Apologize Like You Really Mean It

How To Apologize Like You Really Mean It | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about saying "sorry" in the most authentic way possible.
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Touch The People You Work With (Not In A Creepy Way)

Touch The People You Work With (Not In A Creepy Way) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
It's a touchy subject, but done right, physical contact can make you and your colleagues happier and more productive.
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Get Over Your Fear of Failure, You Can use Humor

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When I teach my programs on humor skills to other presenters I ask about their greatest obstacles to using (or even experimenting) with humor. The answer is always the same: The fear of failure. Nobody wants to feel like an idiot, and standing there after you’ve told a failed joke is the easiest path to idiocy, right? Wrong. Let me explain.Failed jokes (or any other attempt at humor) are forgivable. In fact, sometimes failed humor is even lovable. We all have that crazy and fun person in our liv
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Beyond the Hero’s Journey: Four new models for digital story design

Beyond the Hero’s Journey: Four new models for digital story design | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
(Hero’s Journey image above with kind permission from Action Philosophers! © Ryan Dunlavey and Fred Van Lente. This article edited from my original blog post)Roland Barthes, master linguist and semiotician once said: “There are countless forms of narrative in the world.” And yet the majority of western storytellers have been ploughing just one narrative model for well over 60 years: Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey from the Hero with a Thousand Faces.While it has its value, Campbell’s model is n
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Presentation21 Makeover

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Nowadays, public speakers, consultant or conference workshop leaders are not the only ones "presenting" to an audience. Kindergarten students are becoming presenters, as they are showing their work...

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Three Things Science Can Teach You About Negotiating

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A dive into three studies of negotiation reveals how to navigate the delicate balance involved in getting what you want.
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If You're Not a Good Listener... You May Have a Big Problem - Early To Rise

If You're Not a Good Listener... You May Have a Big Problem - Early To Rise | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The tension in the room was palpable... The members of the Olander family sat in a circle of chairs. All except the oldest son, Adam. He was conspicuously...
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Clutter is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

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Clutter is not your friend; it is your enemy. Clutter is procrastination — a subtle form of stalling and self-sabotage. And it keeps you from creating stuff
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