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Good listening requires an environment that is conducive to focused attention. Plenty of external aspects are simply beyond our control, but there are plenty that we can address before the first word is spoken....

After some introspection, it occurred to me that I spent most meetings waiting for other people to stop talking, impatiently awaiting my opportunity to speak. I came to realize the source of my irritation: I am not a good listener....

The reasons for career pathing is crystal clear. A Gallup poll reports that an alarming 87% of employees are not engaged at work, but that companies with highly-engaged employees outperform their peers by 147% per earnings share....

Boss or not, you can play a crucial role in developing team trust. Last week, you took our Team Trust Quiz, and maybe your score was less than perfect. Truth be known, every team has some room to grow in the Trust Department. A 2016 study...

They may not ask for it, but everyone knows when it’s missing. Ever had a cappuccino without froth, or a deli sandwich without a pickle? It might be pretty good, but without each and every component in place, it’s just… meh....

Everyone thinks their communications skills are on point. It’s just that everyone else has issues explaining themselves, right? The ability to communicate clearly is not only increasingly important at work, it’s also becoming increasingly difficult. Let’s look at a couple of trends that are making...

In today’s global marketplace, a new project team will likely include new hires and remote workers. The innovation cycle has been reduced from years to months - and even days, in some markets. Every once in a while, someone emerges that energizes the team, communicates...

Crazy Smart Mentoring Topics: Behavioral Interviewing – Are You Asking the Right Questions? Done correctly, the mentee experience can radically advance your career and change your life. The mentee typically has the most to gain from the relationship, and can benefit the most by being...

Done correctly, the experience of being a mentee can radically advance your career and change your life. The mentee typically has the most to gain from the relationship, and the mentee can maximize the benefit by being bold in conversations with their mentor. eMentorConnect offers...