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Category Archives: Communication
Communication is Hard
We all do it every day, so it should be easy. But it’s hard. Or, perhaps I should say, it’s hard to do it well. 15 Ways to Talk so People Will Listen can help.
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What (Who) is the Problem?
If your team or organization is having productivity problems, perhaps the problem is one particular individual. Don’t ignore the problem, and don’t let it slide. It won’t get better without intervention. Combat the Effects of a Divisive Team Member has … Continue reading
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What Does it Mean?
How many languages can you speak?
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Listen, Listen, Listen
I’m still working on this one.
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Feedback, not Criticism
In a workplace, whether it’s a library or some other organization, we need rules for employees, and we need to get along and work together. Really, it’s the same as in a home and family. We need to meet certain … Continue reading
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Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand
It’s not a good look! It’s not productive!
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Sorry, I Don’t Have Time!
So, in libraries, as you probably know by now, we don’t just sit around and read books. 🙂 Sometimes, in fact, directors and staff are really busy with one project or another.
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Cancel that Meeting!
In libraries, we tend to have lots of meetings. I’ve told you this before.
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Don’t Bury the Lead!
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We Need Mind-Readers
I wish I knew how many times a day I say to my husband, “I can’t read your mind, you know!” Even when we think we’re being crystal clear with each other, there’s so much room for misinterpretation.
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