05/2011
I’d like to personally invite you to the Talent@Work ® seminar. If you want to be more effective at communication and relationship building,  OR if you are responsible for coaching and developing employees to be high performers, OR if are looking for ways to improve engagement, selection and retention of employees, then Talent@Work ® was designed for you!
05/2011
Spotting the High Compliance Style in conversations. The High Compliance style has these behavioral characteristics:
05/2011
Spotting the High Steady Style in conversations. The High Steady style has these behavioral characteristics:
05/2011
Spotting the High Influence Style in conversations. The High Influence style has these behavioral characteristics:
05/2011
Spotting the High Dominant Communication Style in conversations. The High Dominant style has these behavioral characteristics:
05/2011
Jonathan, the president of a mid-sized university, invited me to observe one of his advisory board meetings because he said he was "stumped by the team dynamics going on with this group." As I observed their meetings, I noticed that when a team member, Mike, spoke, no one seemed to pay attention.
04/2011
This month we have been focused on People Reading, which is the ability to understand what another person's preferred communication style, and workplace motivators are. Thank you to all of you who shared your stories about people reading by observing communication styles and motivators!First, let's summarize what we've discussed this month and then you will see this week's Communication Tip is unique.Communications Styles help us to understand needs in four areas -- how you:
04/2011
What motivates you? Do you know what motivates your team members, boss, or family members?When you know what motivates you and what motivates the person or people you want to connect with creating an engaging conversation is easier.Workplace motivators are also referred to as Core Values. They measure how you value and approach:
04/2011
You already know your stuff – you are a recognized expert with relevant, transferable experience, or you wouldn’t have been asked to speak on the panel. Unless your expertise includes speaking on a panel, you run the risk of distracting others from your experience with amateur presentation technique.
04/2011
"You can get everything you want in life by helping others get what they want." according to Zig Ziglar. So, how do you identify what the other person wants?Understand their preferred communication style and how it impacts their needs.  Our preferred communication style will determine what we need from a conversation. Have you noticed some people are more:

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