3 Personal Branding Tips for Enhancing Your Career Development

Posted on August 21st, 2019 by G. Riley Mills
Personal Branding tips
Personal branding, at its core, is the way you project yourself to the world and how others perceive you. Personal branding is not only defined by what you do and where you are headed but also about how you do it and why. The concept of “personal branding”—the practice of people marketing themselves the same way […] Read More...

Leadership Communication: Why World Leaders Used Performance Techniques to Motivate Action

Posted on August 1st, 2019 by G. Riley Mills
Leadership Communication Performance Techniques
Performance techniques can enhance leadership communication. Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln performed Shakespeare to help sharpen their oratorical chops. Ronald Reagan, Oprah Winfrey, Vaclav Havel, and Justin Trudeau were actors before transitioning to leadership roles. Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Angela Merkel, John F. Kennedy, Suze Orman, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Robbins, and King George VI (The […] Read More...

Soft Skills and the Power of Intention

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by G. Riley Mills
Soft Skills Persuasion Intention
Soft skills are in high demand. According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends Report, 92% of talent professionals and hiring managers said soft skills are just as important or more important than hard skills when hiring talent. Eighty percent also said soft skills are increasingly important to company success. This report comes on the heels […] Read More...

Successful Change Management Requires Effective Communication

Posted on November 19th, 2018 by G. Riley Mills
Change Management Communication Skills
Leading a team through change? If you want the transition to succeed, your leadership and managers might want to brush up on their communication skills. According to a recent ATD study, 92 percent of organizations have faced change in the last three years. Unfortunately, only 19 percent of participants surveyed said their workforce was highly […] Read More...

Communication Skills to Engage Millennials

Posted on October 25th, 2018 by G. Riley Mills
Communication Skills Engage Millenials
Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, with more than one-in-three American labor force participants (35%). That’s the good news. The not so good news: 66 percent of millennials expect to leave their current jobs in the next three […] Read More...

Increase Employee Engagement Through Empathy

Posted on October 3rd, 2018 by G. Riley Mills
Improve Worker Performance Empathy
Show some empathy and clearly communicate expectations if you want to improve your workers’ performance and increase employee engagement. According to new research published by Binghamton University, State University at New York, managers who show compassion to subordinates coupled with clear goals and benchmarks nearly always improve workers’ performance. Unfortunately, empathy is most lacking among […] 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...

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...

Barriers to Communication in the Workplace Part 1

Posted on May 14th, 2017 by G. Riley Mills
Barriers Communication Pinnacle Performance Company
In today’s global economy, there are several barriers to communication in the workplace. As communicators, we must work harder to ensure our message is received and acted upon. While we spend most of our day communicating, sending messages is only half the communication equation. The other half involves the recipient’s ability to accurately interpret and […] Read More...

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