Category Archives: Communication

The Value of Conversation

“These people are just making it so difficult” said my friend. We met for coffee last week just to catch up and as she was telling me about some challenges she was facing at work. “Everyone wants a voice, everyone wants … Continue reading

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BUSINESS PARTNERS AGREE TO MEET, BUT WHAT SHOULD THEY TALK ABOUT?

By Dorene Lehavi If you read my article Why Business Partners Don’t Like Meetings and the consequences for not meeting regularly, the question arises, what should be discussed at the meetings.  Today’s article answers that question to make meetings worthwhile, … Continue reading

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Transforming a One-Way Conversation With Love

Have you ever been in one of those social situations in which the conversation is all in one direction? You know what I mean, the people you are talking to all focus on telling you about them and their lives, … Continue reading

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When Everyone is Right, Who’s Wrong?

Recently a friend of mine who runs a retail business asked me to look over an email exchange that he had with one of his suppliers. My friend had produced a marketing campaign that the supplier felt was an attack … Continue reading

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Psychological Diversity – The Most Important Kind?

My wife and I were invited to a party to celebrate the beginning of the New Year. On the face of it, it was a pretty homogeneous crowd. There was little racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity to be found. But … Continue reading

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Business and Relationships: When Everyone is Right, Who’s Wrong?

Not long ago, a friend of mine – let’s call him Tom – asked me to look over an email exchange he’d had with one of his suppliers. You see, Tom owns a retail business, and he had recently produced … Continue reading

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Why I will never buy from FTD again

There, I’ve said it.  It’s out there in the universe now and it’s real.  My decision wasn’t made in haste, it’s based on a recent purchasing experience, and grounded in the belief that as a consumer, I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Coaching and Psychological Styles: Adjust Your Approach!

“Adjust your approach.” As a coach, you’re probably familiar with this concept, as different clients need different tools – and different types of communication – to achieve the results they’re looking for. But most often, these adjustments are based purely … Continue reading

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Take Off the Blinders! Coaching Based on Perceptual Style

Coaches have the honor and privilege of working with a broad range of clients in a variety of different contexts. Whether the context for that coaching is professional or personal, clients reveal what life is like from their unique perspective. … Continue reading

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Business and Communication: Almost, but Not Quite

The six Perceptual Styles describe six psychologically unique ways of perceiving the world. The theory behind Perceptual Styles states that certain Styles are more similar than others. These “neighboring styles” may use similar types of language, but that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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