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Building Trust Through Honesty and Open Communication

John W. Thompson, an unemployed Kansas man, noticed a wallet lying in the highway one afternoon. This bothered him. Sitting along the shoulder of the interstate in his car, Thompson waited for a break in traffic so he could rescue the wallet before the rushing cars tore it apart. The wallet belonged to Jim Park, … Continue reading Building Trust Through Honesty and Open Communication

Active listening skills are crucial to business success

The Consequences of Poor Listening Skills Small business consulting firms will tell you that poor listening leads to costly miscommunication, the consequences of which can be a recipe for failure: Higher stress levels, decreased productivity, increased employee turnover, lawsuits, low moral, misunderstanding, less creativity, poor customer service and a loss of respect. The opposite of these consequences, … Continue reading Active listening skills are crucial to business success

No “one” works for you, they ALL work for you

There’s a big difference between being happy to have a job and being happy while on the job. A recent ABC news report by the KFSN station in Fresno, Calif. states that a CareerBuilder survey found that 80 percent of employees would quit their current jobs if they could or are actively looking for a new … Continue reading No “one” works for you, they ALL work for you