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Smart Social Media Use at Work

Smart Social Media Use at Work

According to the statistics portal Statista.com, 81% of the US population used social media in 2017. That’s a lot of people logging on to Facebook, posting on Snapchat, messaging on LinkedIn, and “liking” on Instagram. With social media being part of so many people’s...

Asking Good Questions

Asking Good Questions

Questions are a powerful tool. Phrased the right way, they encourage others to share what they are thinking, help people to think differently, and show a genuine interest to learn. What is a good question? Focused on your learning - good questions come from a place of...

Gain Confidence in Public Speaking

Gain Confidence in Public Speaking

What’s your fear? I found some bizarre ones recently. Have you heard of heliophobia – the fear of sunlight or any bright light? I’m certain I suffer periodically from ergophobia, which is the fear of work. You never know if someone next to you is gripped by the fear...

Situation Monitoring

Situation Monitoring

Situation Monitoring is the process of being aware of what is going on around you. It involves continually monitoring and assessing the behaviors and actions within your environments. Situation Monitoring enables individuals to collect information, identify potential...

Managing Up

Managing Up

If you were to do an internet search on “Managing Up” you would find many articles that relate to interactions with your boss and the work you do for an organization. Most of this information refers to successfully navigating the relationship with your direct leader....

Understanding Emotions When Communicating Through Technology

Understanding Emotions When Communicating Through Technology

For most people, technology is the main way to communicate throughout the day. This can be email, instant messenger, text or any of the other means of technology available at our fingertips. This leaves us without the ability to see the other person’s reaction to what...

Ways We Communicate

Ways We Communicate

In the early 1960s, Albert Mehrabian created a communication model to enhance our understanding of effective face to face communication. His studies isolated 3 key elements used when individuals are communicating attitudes and feelings. Three Key Elements in...

Three Ways to Effectively Communicate Change

Three Ways to Effectively Communicate Change

We all know the importance of communicating effectively during times of change - which is most of the time in our professional and personal lives. Whether viewed as positive or negative, change creates disruption as we move from a familiar way of being and acting to...

Getting to Know Our East Region

Getting to Know Our East Region

We had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Kevin Garrett to learn more about our new East Region and its culture. Dr. Garrett is the Medical Executive, partnering with Cathy Barr, President. Together they are jointly responsible for all care delivery operations in the...

Quick Tip: Conversation History in Lync

Quick Tip: Conversation History in Lync

If you work on a computer, there’s a good chance you’ve used Lync to communicate with your colleagues. Have you ever asked a question and received an answer via Lync that you’d like to keep in your records for the future?  Just the other day I asked a coworker about a...

Amp up Your Confidence with these Simple Tips

Amp up Your Confidence with these Simple Tips

The next time you have a big presentation or an important meeting where you want to make sure you are at your best, consider these simple tips: Do Practice/Don’t Procrastinate: Do the preparation as much in advance as you can to give yourself the needed time to...