Corporate Wellness

Have You Ever Agreed with Someone Just to Shut Them Up?

Have you ever been in a meeting with someone who just keeps pushing their agenda and not listening to the others in the room? Whether you decided it consciously or not, have you ever found yourself stopping to argue your point, even though you completely disagree? I don’t know about

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Corporate Wellness

Why Is It a Problem If Everyone Always Agrees With You

Unhealthy communication patterns within the work setting are so pervasive that this is frequently one of the core issues affecting teams to which I consult. What may appear to be a conflict-free environment may actually be riddled with a top-down management approach that has left everyone too afraid to say

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Corporate Wellness

How to Ask for Clarification Politely

Have you ever experienced a meeting where somebody is explaining something, but for the life of you, you cannot even begin to understand their point of view? You’d like to ask for clarification, but you’re not sure how in a polite way. Perhaps you find yourself asking for clarification a

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Active Listening

How the Assumptions We Make Influence our Reactions

A little while back, my seven-year-old daughter and I were in the kitchen, while my husband was stomping around upstairs. I looked at her, and said, “Uh oh, daddy’s angry.” She looked back at me, and said, “No, daddy’s in a rush.” Hmmm… Our thoughts about this situation, and the

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Active Listening

Why It’s Important to Clarify Nonverbal Communication

Have you ever been sitting in a work meeting and felt that someone is saying one thing, but that their body language is communicating something entirely different?  For instance, someone might be saying that they agree with a proposed change, but their facial expressions might make you question if they

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Corporate Wellness

7 Signs That Your Team Has a Communication Problem

Maintaining open and respectful channels of communication is the foundation to the success of any business.  I have seen many teams who are working together on a project, yet they do not even share the same vision of the project.  What is more, they are not openly discussing their differences

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