The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
Giving and receiving criticism is a key management skill, but one that is often put on the back burner because many lack the communication skills to deliver and receive in a way that gains positive results. Often, the criticism is not seen as constructive and results in demotivation rather than building up. Learn More
Psychologists are confirming that our attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. Many people put it down to what they call the ‘Sky News’ effect…bite-sized chunks of information delivered in record time, to allow people to get on with their lives, chock full of information. Learn More
We do many communication exercises on our courses, and delegates like them because they are fun, easy to assimilate and transfer into the workplace, and give them an opportunity to improve this important skill in a safe environment.
Here are some exercises we use. Take a look and see if you and your team would benefit from trying them out: Learn More
You have to exert influence in many ways on different people many times a day, whether it’s your boss, customers, staff, stakeholders, suppliers, colleagues or others.
When you think about it, persuading is just another form of selling. If you need to influence another person, it means that currently they either don’t have the knowledge you do, or are reluctant to change to your view. Learn More
I saw that very funny sketch on TV the other day, where commedians Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett acted out a communication mismatch scene that epitomises so effectively how so much business is conducted today. Put your speakers or headphones on, press the play button and enjoy again… Learn More
Communication barriers exist all around us. Misinterpretations abound in our discussions with team members. We delete, distort and generalise information in every conversation. And yet we think we clearly understand what others are saying and why they are saying it.
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Is email the greatest technological invention ever? Has anything else since the printing press affected the way that humans communicate with each other so dramatically? Also, has any form of communication in human history ever been so abused?
Before I go off on another rant, let me say that email has revolutionised the way we live our lives, and, mainly, for the better. Learn More
Technology has always advanced quicker than we can keep up with, but the advancement that has been with us for some time and will, for many, be their prime source of communication, is email. We tend to use it so often that we don’t contemplate what its real use should be. Learn More