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5 ways to improve your work relationships

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Do you have people at work that you have trouble connecting with? Do you wish you could improve some of those relationships? It’s all too easy to get into a rut at work and find yourself unhappy with the behavior of others, or maybe even the way you react to it. As a leader, you can set the tone for encouraging good relationships by making some small changes in your behavior. Here are 5 strategies that will help you do just that. 1. Be courageous with open communication. This is the absolute best way to connect and also to reduce

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6 Communication Tips to Manage your Stress at Work

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

  What makes your job stressful? Most of us will agree that most of our work place stress comes not from the actual work we do, but from the relationships we have at work. Do you have someone at work that you don’t get along with, or that just makes you crazy?  A co-worker, or maybe even your boss?  Is it something they did, or didn’t do?  Most likely it centers around an issue that can be solved by improving how you communicate with that person. Good relationships boil down to clear and consistent communication I’ve put together my best stress reducing

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Communication Skills for Success Workshop

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Change Your World I am super excited to be bringing my signature Communication Skills for Success workshop to Olympia, Washington in January! It’s my most popular workshop because in just one day of training, you will learn some tips and skills to transform your relationships at work and at home. I have taken hundreds of people through this training and the response is always similar to this one: “Betty is so ‘real’ that she was able to connect with everyone in attendance and the evaluation feedback was amazing. Attendees were so excited about having tools to use in their lives”.

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How to actively communicate online

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

We all know that  nonverbal communication is important to understanding and being understood.  And studies have shown that over half (up to 65%) of our communication is non-verbal: our body language, gestures and vocal tone. So what do we do about the most common way we communicate these days – online through email and social media sites? There are no visual cues, no voice inflection, no gestures or facial expressions to help communicate that critical 65%. Without our non-verbal cues, we risk being misunderstood, or worse. How do we deal with that lack of non-verbal interaction? Here are a few

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Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

  Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day.  Monday Monday, sometime it just turns out that way. Oh Monday, morning you gave me no warning of what was to be. – The Mamas and the Papas. Do you often dread Mondays?  Can you trust it to go well? Making a few small changes in how you handle your Mondays can set the tone for a productive and less stressful week. Here are some ideas for getting your week off to a great start! 10 Tips to making your Monday work better for you 1. Get a good night’s sleep. I know

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7 tips for building strong relationships

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Have you mastered the art of building strong relationships?  I think I can safely say that most of us can use some help in that area. Why? Because good relationships take skill and hard work. In this post, I’ll offer up some of the skill part. The hard work part will then be up to you. I’ve gathered up  seven  good strategies for improving your relationships at work and at home.  See how many of these strategies you are currently using and which ones you may need to start doing more of. 1. Create a safe environment where you can

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10 easy ways to improve office relationships

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Do you wish you had better relationships at work? Not sure how to do that? Well, it’s your lucky day!  I’m here to tell you that there is a very simple way to transform office relationships. It’s call APPRECIATION and it is one of the easiest and most powerful communication tools you can have. Appreciation is something we all need and seldom get. When was the last time you made an effort to go out of your way to show appreciation for a co-worker? Here are 10 easy ways to improve your relationships – at work and at home –

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