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Open Communications Start With Understanding Behaviors

Communication is a difficult task in any situation, but especially in the workplace. We work to strike this balance of not becoming too personal with employees that might lead to favoritism or you being taken advantage of, but getting to know them well enough to work with them. To know how to best communicate with someone, you need to understand their behavioral style. It takes time to understand a person to tailor your communication style to them. With a DISC profile assessment, that time can be dramatically shortened. These assessments are beneficial for you as a manager to take so that you understand your own behavioral style. Then giving this same assessment to your employees will help you understand their style and know how to best communicate with them.




"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."


~ Willie Nelson



Turn Negative Into Positive Action

"Learned optimism" - the ability to interpret negative events in positive terms-can boost your productivity.

To give yourself a mental edge...


Engagement And Culture Are 
Top Issues This Year

As the job turnover rate increases, HR departments have to turn their focus to what the core issues are. Employees that are unhappy with their jobs either find a new job or underperform. Either way, it makes for a difficult situation with business owners. For that reason, focusing on engagement needs to be a high priority.


How Can I Improve My Memory?

Our memory is very precious to us as it is a window to the events that have taken place in our lives. It can be frustrating though when you remember something that occurred 20 years ago but can't remember what you need to pick up at the store this afternoon. Many people wish that they could improve their memory. There are many ways of going about doing so rather than just being frustrated or upset over the situation.


Tips To Improve Your Writing Skills
  • Create an outline before writing the content. Lay out how you want to present your message.
  • Spend 80-90% of your time on creating a powerful headline and sub-headline. (Prior to writing the body content)
  • Create a first draft without worrying about spelling, grammar, and format.
  • First and last paragraphs are the most important. Rewrite these as many times as it takes to be very powerful. A good technique for the last paragraph is to create a brief summary.
  • Use only a single idea for each sentence. Most writers have multiple ideas in a sentence. Keep it simple. (The exception is the headline where you can use up to 3 related ideas.)
  • Use shorter words rather than larger. Seven letters or less is optimum.
  • Create short sentences with 17 words or fewer.
  • Eliminate words that are not necessary. Make sure your message is complete but condensed.
  • Make statements that can be proven and backed up with facts.
  • Use testimonials if possible. Quoting other professionals or experts endorses your position.
  • Take time-off between rewrites/editing. Stepping away for a while provides a fresh look. 


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