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Spelling, tone and grammatical mistakes can make you look careless.
It's tempting to try to avoid difficult conversations, but this can cause further problems.
Poorly-prepared presentations, reports, or emails frustrate your audience and can, over time, damage your reputation.
It can be tempting to stereotype new colleagues or clients, or to make assumptions about them based on just a few pieces of information.
Set time aside to listen when you meet someone new. Give them space to talk about their viewpoints and take time to absorb these.
Always take time to check that people have understood your message.
To check that you've been understood correctly, use open questions that start with "how," "why" or "what." These encourage reflection and will help your audience to explain what they have taken from your communication.
Forwarding sensitive email to the wrong person, or sending an incorrect attachment can cause serious problems.
It might be helpful to draft emails in a word processing document or blank email, and then to paste the text into a new message. Only then select the recipient.
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It helps to prevent misunderstandings and conflicts. It can help to defuse a potentially explosive dispute while bad communication can set it off.
Avoiding Difficult Conversations.
Reacting, Not Responding.
Not Keeping an Open Mind. Accept and respect differences, listen without judgment and consider all sides of an issue.
The trick with using To-Do Lists effectively lies in prioritizing the tasks on your list. Many people use an A – F coding system (A for high priority items, F for very low priorities).
Goals give you a destination and a vision to work toward. When you know where you want to go, you can manage your priorities, time, and resources to get there. Goals also help you decide what's worth spending your time on, and what's just a distraction.
It's essential to learn how to prioritize tasks effectively if you want to manage your time better.
Determine if a task is high-yield and high-priority, or low-value, "fill in" work. You'll manage your time much better during the day if you know the difference.
It empowers you to draw necessary boundaries with people that will allow you to get your needs met in relationships without alienating others and without letting resentment and anger creep i...
... especially when it comes to things you don't like.
When approaching someone about the behavior you’d like to see changed, stick to factual descriptions of what they’ve done that has upset you, rather than using negative labels or words that convey judgment.
Being factual about what you don't like in someone's behavior (without overdramatizing) is an important start.
The same should be done in describing the effects of their behavior. Don’t exaggerate, label or judge; just describe.