Tag Archive: communication

Oct 08

Get Past the Noise

Jenna Dobbins

“Growing up” in human resources and volunteering on boards that support my profession, I have seen my fair share of the good (collaboration, teamwork, effective change management) and the bad (discontent, frustration, misunderstandings) when it comes to interpersonal interactions.  I believe my professional and volunteer experiences have taught me how to identify and separate “real” …

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Sep 25

Crucial Terminations

You're Fired!

For years I’ve had conversations with leaders who use words like “should” and “needs” when talking about taking action. Simply put, those words don’t cut it. They don’t support the team who has to deal with the odd behavior day after day. They don’t support the organization because too much time is wasted working around …

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Apr 17

Relish the Silence

One of the smartest men I have ever known did not fill silence.  Police interrogators use this tactic.  When they ask a question of a person of interest, they wait.  Even if they get an immediate answer, they wait.  Usually the interviewee will share more.  They will expound on their answer and perhaps share information …

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Mar 20

Drama Bees

Whenever we face a workplace crisis of any proportion, we get to witness the character of the leaders.  Do they work toward resolution or do they focus on the drama? In my line of work, I frequently assist clients through various crises:  claims of sexual harassment, allegations of employee theft, etc.  One thing always stands …

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Mar 11

Philip is so fat.

Now, what was your first thought when you read the title of this blog?  Be honest.  I’m sure more than one of you uttered “WTF” under your breath.  Truth of the matter is, Philip is fat.  He’s a fat, fictional baby that is depicted on NBC’s The Office, which happens to be one of my …

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