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5 Tips for Communicating Across Generations

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Patience is also a form of action. ~ Auguste Rodin Effective communication can get pretty interesting when you throw in generational differences. The ability to relate to all generations is a communication skill that is absolutely necessary in our diverse workplaces and families. It’s fertile ground for conflict in the workplace and at home. Not understanding others’ perspectives can be stressful, confusing, and frustrating. Let’s say the phone rings at home and you have left strict instructions with your son to answer it and take a message for you. But it wasn’t answered because he was in the final minutes

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Three simple tips for sharing bad news in tough times

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

This probably won’t come as a surprise to you, but people want to be kept in the loop during difficult times.  Many of us are currently in times of uncertainly and change.  And, just like the puppies here, we want to know what’s going on. But guess what?  Most leaders don’t communicate often and clearly enough to satisfy their employees. And, keeping staff in the loop will translate into increased commitment. According to a recent Ouch Point from Opinion Research Corp., employees are twice as likely to go the extra mile for their company and about four times as likely

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3 ways to turn around a bad day at work

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can. – Lucille Ball One of my favorite episodes on the I Love Lucy show was when Lucy and Ethel worked in a chocolate factory and the candy conveyor belt kept going faster and faster. How did they react? They started stuffing the chocolates in their mouths to stay ahead. Ever feel like you just need to stuff some chocolates to make it work? Ever had one of those kind of days? Yeah, we all do once in a while. But how you react to your

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How to be happy at work

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If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy Face it. We spend a lot of time at work. In fact, many of us see more of our colleagues than our family during the work week. Did you know that, according to a recent Gallup survey, not even half of working adults are completely satisfied with their jobs?  Less than half.  That means there’s a 50/50 chance that YOU aren’t all that happy at work. Being happy at work (or anything for that matter) is a choice that you make.  You are the only one that is responsible for

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