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You Can’t Lead What You Can’t Assemble

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Most of the time, Seth Godin is a pretty smart guy at pointing out fallacies in thinking and performance. He gave away books to show the power of viral marketing and purple cows. He taught us that small is now big. He proclaimed why marketers are liars.  

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Communication Skills Rank First for Hiring

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, January 23, 2010

Forget the emoticons and the BTW – shorthand of texting.  Nearly half of employers say they expect college grads to be able to do more. As to what skills they look for in potential hires, effective oral and written communications ranked the highest for 89% of those surveyed.  Second- critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills were chosen  by 81%.  

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Strange musings in a disconnected world.

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, January 06, 2010

PARENTS: How to make teens faint— Tell them you LOVE reading their posts on Facebook. It’s the only way you know what they are doing.    

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Turn Productivity Pain to Gain

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, January 05, 2010

 

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Don't Let Technology Screw Up Your Relationships

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, December 05, 2009

 

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What Happens When We Don't Communicate With Our Employees

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, December 03, 2009
  1. Tasks are repeated because instructions aren’t clear.
  2. Morale plummets and rumors abound when a managing partner engages in doublespeak regarding the firm’s future.
  3. Administrators constantly battle employee retention because of the poor interpersonal skills of some professionals.
  4. Precious time is wasted in meetings that are exercises in egos rather than solutions.
  5. Valuable staff leave because they feel devalued and unappreciated.
  6. Office tensions result in absenteeism, health claims, and turnover.
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Motivate People With Storytelling

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, December 01, 2009

 

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Shut Off The Phone And Get Back Your Life

By Eileen McDargh - Sunday, November 29, 2009

 

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Four Communication strategies to increase your Talk Quotient (TQ)

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, November 21, 2009

 

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In Tough Times-Silence Is NOT Golden

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, November 19, 2009

 

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