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Is Silence a “Dangerous” Tool in Communication?

Is Silence a “Dangerous” Tool in Communication?

Communication theory typically has a lot to say about how we should transmit our messages (in carefully chosen, clear and concise language)..

June 27, 2014
What Listening Skills Exercises Work Best?

What Listening Skills Exercises Work Best?

Many organizations give employees the chance to participate in listening workshops and activities to familiarize employees with the..

September 6, 2013
Overcoming Listening Blocks

Overcoming Listening Blocks

Being quiet while someone talks does not constitute listening. To listen on a proper attentive basis involves a real attempt to understand..

May 17, 2013
Top 20 Best Books on Communication and Listening

Top 20 Best Books on Communication and Listening

Putting together a list of excellent books on any subject is always a highly subjective exercise. Nonetheless it is often useful to try to..

April 5, 2013
Interpersonal Communication Skills

Interpersonal Communication Skills

The well-known management author Stephen Covey suggested that the first principle or what he called “habit” to adopt in becoming highly..

January 4, 2013
Listening Skills in Coaching – Encouraging Two-Way Communication

Listening Skills in Coaching – Encouraging Two-Way Communication

Coaching is a two-way process. As the coach you are in the position of looking for opportunities which will help to stretch and develop the..

November 11, 2012
Listening with Empathy – Why Does it Matter?

Listening with Empathy – Why Does it Matter?

Mother Teresa once said: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” In other words, the extent to..

November 2, 2012
10 Body Language Signals Every Leader Needs to Know

10 Body Language Signals Every Leader Needs to Know

Researchers tell us that as much as 80% of all communication is non-verbal. Body language plays a significant role in understanding the..

August 31, 2012
How to Listen Attentively

How to Listen Attentively

Listening often plays a vital role in our lives as a whole but it may have a more tangible and short-term impact in our working world even..

June 27, 2012
Listening Skills Assessment

Listening Skills Assessment

Because most of us are born with the ability to listen and communicate we often assume that we also have the skill to do this well.  The..

May 9, 2012
About the Editor and Primary Author

Jon Warner

Jon Warner is an executive coach and management consultant and in the past has been a CEO in three very different companies. Read more

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