Pros and Cons of Personality Assessments in Conflict Management

Pros and Cons of Personality Assessments in Conflict Management I usually don’t make editorial comments, but I have continuously witnessed people ‘stereotyping’ others based on ‘personality’ tests and I  felt compelled to provide my personal opinion. I have heard many people make excuses for their inappropriate behaviour by saying, “I can’t help it, I am […]

How to Respond to Communication Blocks When Initiated by the Boss

How to Respond to Communication Blocks When Initiated by the Boss (part 3) Everyone has different communication habits and behaviours. These can be interpreted in many ways due to our nature. The messages can be perceived as negative by the receiver. In this third article, we will look at a boss who seeks information from others […]

How to Repond To Communication Blocks When Initiated by the Boss (part 2)

How to Respond to Communication Blocks When Initiated by the Boss (part 2) Everyone has different communication habits and behaviours. These can be interpreted in many ways due to our nature. The messages can be perceived as negative by the receiver. In this second article, we will look at a boss who changes the subject […]

How to Respond to Communication Blocks When Initiated by the Boss (part 1)

How to Respond to Communication Blocks When Initiated by the Boss (part 1) Everyone has different communication habits and behaviours. These can be interpreted in many ways due to our nature. The messages can be perceived as negative by the receiver. In the following articles, I will describe Communication Blocks of situations I have observed […]

Blockers to Effective Communication

Blockers to Effective Communication When we surf the Net, we can find numerous articles on Communication Blockers as well as certain behaviours that have negative impacts. Many blockers arise from lack of self-awareness and unconscious habits. Peter K Gerlack of NSRC Experts Council offers a free self-assessment worksheet that really helps you to find your […]

Phrases That Destroy Effective Communication and Positive Alternatives

Phrases That Destroy Effective Communication and Positive Alternatives  We are all better at creating difficult conversations than facilitating them. We usually react too fast without thinking about the consequences of our discourse and our behaviours. We have much to gain about stepping back, reflecting, and thinking of more positive and inviting phrases.   Phrases that […]