Archive: Communication

Keep Difficult Conversations in Balance

Keep Difficult Conversations in Balance

People often dread having a conversation with a colleague or friend they don’t like or have disagreements with, but there is a professional way to navigate the delicate path. Conversations are part of managing, because supervisors are responsible for — and...
Should You Ditch Laptop Note-Taking?

Should You Ditch Laptop Note-Taking?

A psychologist says that we remember more when we handwrite because the brain has time to absorb the meaning. Business professionals and students are increasingly using laptops to take notes in meetings and classes, because it’s faster and because everyone is...
Use Judgment when Texting to Candidates

Use Judgment when Texting to Candidates

Using text messaging as a communication tool in hiring might be practical, but remember that writing leaves an impression. A recent story in the Wall Street Journal said some companies are turning to texting to communicate with prospects, because it is more convenient...