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Mindful Communication: Should You Text or Call?

Mindful Communication: Should You Text or Call?

Fast communication is not always meaningful and effective. So, should you pick up the phone or meet in person to discuss that important issue with your coworker, colleague, boss, or customer? It could make a difference in your getting the job, smoothing over a conflict, explaining a mistake, or getting the sale. This is called “mindful communication”-- choosing the right communication method. That might be text, but be mindful about it. Communication “tools” include voice, tone, appearance, and nonverbal behaviors. These resources—and those of your counterpart—may be what deliver your goal. The meaning of your communication is found in the response you get back. If it is not what you want, switch methods.

What Willingness to Learn Says about You

What Willingness to Learn Says about You

You may have hard-fought education and training in one area of work, but if you are not communicating a strong sense of willingness to learn new skills, you may be overlooking opportunities and a critical way to engage with your employer in the modern era.

The Work Addiction Scale

The Work Addiction Scale

Workaholism is not an officially recognized disease process, but those who work too much are more prone to depression and anxiety disorders, and these are real treatable illnesses. 

Fight Procrastination Better

Fight Procrastination Better

Everyone procrastinates at times, but if another nail-biter of a deadline looms, and you swore never again, here are a few intervention ideas. First, realize that procrastination is a natural occurrence. 

Soft Skill to Know: Employee Flexibility

Soft Skill to Know: Employee Flexibility

Change can come quickly in the workplace. How well do you cope with sudden office moves, reassigned duties, taking on more work, or being removed from an unfinished project to start another one?