Mohammad was in the running for a promotion but never got it. Why? According to his manager, Mohammad was considered rude by several of his colleagues. There were complaints about him being overly critical, raising his voice regularly and often making jokes at meetings […]
Now and then, we all face some uncomfortable situations at work. Whether it be strong smells, overly talkative co-workers, inappropriate clothes, etc., it can be difficult to confront the offending behaviour. Here are some tips on how to handle some of the more common […]
What is a grammar peeve? When we are ‘peeved’ about something, it means something really bothers or irritates us. We talk about ‘pet peeves’ which are things which really bother us in particular – it may be our spouse not putting the lid on […]
Many of us waste a lot of time in unproductive meetings. It never ceases to surprise me, even in very established and reputable business environments, how common it is to participate in poorly run meetings. Folkerson, in the article that follows, summarizes 9 key […]
North American accents are diverse, ranging from the deep southern drawl, the clipped East Coast accents of Canada and the New Yorker’s relaxed speech. Here’s a fun attempt by a number of Irish people attempting to imitate North American accents. I imagine they would […]
Being a culturally intelligent leader requires more than understanding cultural differences. At times it can be quite difficult to decipher when a particular behaviour is related to cultural conditioning, personality, current circumstances or a temporary emotional reaction. When I am called in to coach […]
Body language and behaviour specialist, Mark Bowden, has a series of videos giving presentation tips. This one shows how speaking behind a lectern will stop the communication flow, ultimately working against you. Enjoy.
Presentation Tips – Speaking from a Lectern