Tag Archives: Difficult Conversations

Guide your team to be punctual

Guide your team to be punctual Problem: Multiple members of your staff are often late. Some show up late for work. Others wander into the room after you’ve begun a meeting. A few take extended lunch breaks. You worry that this … Continue reading

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Prepare colleagues to survive without you

Prepare colleagues to survive without you by Amy Beth Miller, editor, Communication Briefings Allow yourself to leave any work stress behind when you go on vacation this year. Communicating early with these people will allow you to relax and not check in … Continue reading

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Don’t allow hot-button issues to burn your team

Don’t allow hot-button issues to burn your team Problem: The divisive issues that are all over the news right now—contraception, the situation in Afghanistan, separation of church and state and so on—have made their way into your workplace. Watercooler conversations have … Continue reading

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When a conflict turns hostile

When a conflict turns hostile Conflict is inevitable at work. But when a conflict escalates to hostility, how you react to the attack can mean the difference between a quick resolution or a full-on battle. Follow this advice to maintain … Continue reading

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When you have to tell customers bad news …

When you have to tell customers bad news …  As hard as you try, you won’t always be able to tell customers what they want to hear. An item will be out of stock or a delivery date will be … Continue reading

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Mistakes can be a good thing

Mistakes can be a good thing “When someone makes a mistake, it is a great learning experience.” — Meryl Runion If you overreact to every little mistake, you will discourage your people from taking risks. If they don’t take risks, … Continue reading

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Detox Your Workplace!

Detox Your Workplace! Eliminate toxic behaviors for a happier—healthier—environment Saying that you are going to get rid of all the toxic behaviors in your office is much easier said than done. Pointing out someone’s shortcomings and behavioral flaws can be … Continue reading

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