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How to Facilitate Good Meetings: My Top 7 Tips

I’ve talked alot about the importance of running a good, efficient meeting, including how to  improve meeting engagement and how to end them well.  But, a good meeting only runs well if it is facilitated well from start to finish. Ever Been in Meeting Hell? When I’m in a poorly run meeting, I get distracted and find myself doing unproductive things like calculating the cost of the meeting (number of participants x approx cost per staff hour x number of hours/minutes). And if I’m distracted, there’s a good chance others are as well which means a whole lot of time

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Writing Performance Evaluations that Matter

Over the years as a subordinate and as a supervisor as all levels, I’ve learned that most performance evaluations are a better reflection of the person writing the evaluation than it is of the person being evaluated. I’ve recieve formal and informal performance evaluations that I have read over and over because they either 1) upset me by the language used , the way it was written, and the focus on the negative; or 2) because it made me feel good about the work I was doing and my goals for the future. Pretty radical extremes. The difference? How well

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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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You Want it When? How to Improve Your Workplace Communication

Cornerstone Coaching and Training

Ever wonder why you can’t get through to someone at work?  Or how you can communicate better with your boss and colleagues?  Are you new at a new job and want to be really successful? The truth is that having good rapport at work takes some practice.  It all starts with thinking through what you do well and then what you can improve on.  Start with these tips and you will be well on your way. 1. Be Respectful.  Use the other person’s name. Say “please” and “thank you.” If you are communicating by email, reread it before sending your message

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