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How to Up Your Team Skills

How to Up Your Team Skills

Showing up, pitching in, being timely, and communicating well are all part of being on a team. But here are five essential roles you may not have considered. 

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.

Subtle Signs of Depression

Subtle Signs of Depression

It’s easy to dismiss dips in mood, sleep issues, or suppressed appetite. But these could be subtle symptoms of depression. 

Best Back-to-School Tips

Best Back-to-School Tips

Getting kids back to school and on a new schedule can be a tug of war without a little preparation.

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.