How Poor Communication Impacts the Workplace

Posted on July 17th, 2018 by David Lewis
Poor Communication Impacts Workplace
Poor communication is having a tremendous impact on the workplace. This according to the “Communication barriers in the modern workplace” study recently released by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Lucidchart. According to the study, “unclear instructions from superiors, pointless meetings and other stressors can snowball into larger issues with widespread impacts on the […] Read More...

LEADx Interviews G. Riley Mills –

Posted on June 7th, 2018 by Pinnacle Performance Company
Effective Communication Skills LEADx
New York Times best selling author, Inc. 500 entrepreneur, and LEADx founder Kevin Kruse interviewed G. Riley Mills for the second time. LEADx provides business professionals with insight and knowledge for achieving your potential. In this short, but powerful podcast, Gary discussed giving feedback, leadership communication, and successful interviewing tips. And it all comes back to objective and […] Read More...

Gernot Schulz: Orchestrating Leadership Performance

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 by David Lewis
Gernot Schulz Leadership Communication
Maestro Schulz has devoted his life to mastering classical music – understanding the composer’s intention and conveying it collaboratively with an orchestra so the audience feels it. A disciple of legendary conductors Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, and Sir Georg Solti, Maestro Schulz has lead some of the world’s most renowned orchestras. The talent, expertise, […] Read More...

The Number One Skills Gap in the United States

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 by David Lewis
Soft Skills Priority
You’ll never guess the number one job skill lacking in the U.S., according to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. Drum roll please! The answer: communication skills. During a recent interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Weiner said, “Not surprisingly, there continues to be an imbalance with regards to software engineers. But somewhat surprisingly, some people may not […] Read More...

Why Managers Need Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by G. Riley Mills
Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Teddy Roosevelt once said, “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” Hate to sound like a broken record, but if you want to increase employee engagement, improve your manager’s communication skills. If you want to increase profits, improve your manager’s communication skills. If you […] Read More...

The Bullseye Principle: Mastering Intention-Based Communication to Collaborate, Execute, and Succeed

Posted on March 28th, 2018 by Pinnacle Performance Company
Effective Communication Skills Bullseye Principle
The ability to communicate with purpose and clarity and purpose is the key to personal and professional success. Effective communication is not something that happens easily though. Without a firm grasp of the elements needed to be a good communicator, there is no guarantee it will happen at all. Our new book, The Bullseye Principle, […] Read More...

What makes communication and interpersonal skills excellent?

Posted on November 15th, 2017 by David Lewis
Communication Interpersonal Skills Listening
There are several things that make communication and interpersonal skills excellent, but for this post, we’ll focus on a big one: listening. As a manager or leader, listening is particularly important because it can help increase employee engagement. “The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.” -unknown To […] Read More...

Communication: Demonstrating Leadership Skills

Posted on October 20th, 2017 by Pinnacle Performance Company
Communication: Demonstrating Leadership Skills
Great leaders are great communicators. That doesn’t just mean they’re great orators though. By definition, communication is “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The key word here is exchange. Consider the most basic communication model defined by Osgood […] Read More...

Communication skills in the workplace: Tips and Guide | Nonverbal Communication

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Communication Skills Nonverbal Communication
Everything we do communicates something to our audience. Words are important, but they are the tip of the iceberg. The delivery, particularly our nonverbal communication, often communicates more. That’s because our bodies are billboards, sending messages out into the world, and our audience constantly reads and interprets them, for better or for worse. Allan and […] Read More...

Barriers to Communication in the Workplace Part 2

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Barriers Communication Pinnacle Performance Company
In our last post, Barriers to Communication Part One, we highlighted jargon, attention spans and distractions, differences in perception/viewpoint, and physical disabilities, as barriers to communication. In this post, we’ll focus on physical barriers, language differences, and bias. Physical barriers to non-verbal communication (The environmental and natural conditions that make it difficult to see non-verbal cues, gestures, […] Read More...

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