Are you listening? Even when we have the best of intentions, we can easily become distracted when trying to listen to others. Good listening skills are just not something most of us think about. But, if we can learn how to practice active listening, which involves not only offering attention but also communicating our comprehension, we can look smarter, feel better, and enhance all our interpersonal relationships at work and at home.
Conversations about your performance are a given if you are an employee. You are hired to do a job and your employer wants assurance they made the right decision. They want you to succeed and grow in return for your valuable contribution. However, the quality, frequency, and format of performance conversations vary widely in the workplace. At the core is the relationship with your line manager. So it pays to give proper attention to your one-to-one. Here are some tips.
What you say isn’t always perceived the way you intend. These are three examples of communication mishaps job seekers make.
When it comes to your job and career, you have to learn the difference between relevant email and what might be considered wasted communication.
US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails. Despite the fact that we’re glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals still don’t know how to follow email rules appropriately.
Here are some basic, modern email rules every professional should know…
Email replies are Courteous, Professional, and Absolutely Necessary There are four reasons why you should answer every work email when a reply is appropriate. You’d be amazed how much goodwill you can generate from a five-second response.