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Seven Communication Principles
To compose effective message you need to apply certain specific communication principles. They tie closely with the basic concepts of the communication process and are important for both written and oral communications. Called the “seven C’s”, they are: completeness, conciseness, consideration, concreteness, clarity, courtesy, and correctness.

Developing Active Listening Skills
The ability to be an effective listener is too often taken for granted. We confuse hearing with listening. Hearing is merely picking up sound vibrations. Listening is making sense of what we hear. Listening requires paying attention, interpreting, and remembering sound stimuli.

8 Steps to Higher Performance
The following eight steps will help you and your employees interact in ways that make you work more efficiently and effectively. These steps will help you help your employees feel more motivated on the job and build the connection between their own interests and the interests of the organization.

8 Qualities of Success Person
The motivation to succeed comes from the burning desire to achieve a purpose. Napoleon Hill wrote, "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve." A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.

Managing Conflict
The ability to manage conflict is undoubtedly one of the most important interpersonal skills a manager needs. Over the years, three differing views have evolved regarding conflict in organizations. One view argues that conflict must be avoided, that it indicates a malfunctioning within the organization. We call this the traditional view of conflict.

Dealing with Different Personalities
There are four major archetype of personalities: dominance, influence, steadiness, and conscientiousness style. People of the Dominance Style like to control their environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish desired results. They enjoy moving people around in their favor. They are direct, forceful, impatient, and opinionated. They enjoy being in charge, making decisions, solving problems, and getting things done. They tend to thrive on power, prestige, and authority, and they can be extremely demanding.

How to Deal With Plateauing?
Plateauing is a concept that says when a major aspect of life has stabilized, as it ultimately must, we may feel significantly dissatisfied. The essential source of the dissatisfaction is that the present is not engrossing and the future is not clear. There is not yet an answer to the question "What will I do next?" People who are plateauing are at a level—they are neither rising nor falling.

Building Productive Communication
Productive communication is problem-oriented, not person oriented. Person-oriented communication focuses on the characteristics of the individual, not the event, and it communicates the impression that the individual is inadequate. One problem with person-oriented communication is that, while most people can change their behavior, few can change their basic personalities.

Effective Delegation Skills
Managers get things done through other people. This description recognizes that there are limits to any manager's time and knowledge. Effective managers, therefore, need to understand the value of allocating task (delegating) and know how to do it.

Why We Fail?
When problems seem insurmountable, quitting seems to be the easiest way out. It is true for every marriage, job and relationship. Winners are struck but not destroyed. We all have had setbacks in life. Failing does not mean we are failures.

Leading for Meaningfulness
To become a great leader, you should be able to build a sense of meaningfulness among your members. There are four core strategies that can be deployed to instill a sense of meaningfulness : clearly identified passions, exciting vision, relevant task purposes and whole tasks.

Goals and Focus for Success
We've seen that, to generate more of what we want, we first need positive, empowering beliefs about ourselves and others. We need clear and specific goals to aim for. And we need to take action aimed at achieving the results we want.

The Elements of a Good Coaching Session
To conduct a good coaching session, you need to (1) establish a purpose, (2) establish ground rules, (3) keep focused, (4) avoid monologues, (5) speak clearly and simply, and (6) stay open to new ideas. Let's look more closely at each of these six elements of a good coaching session.

Leaders as Team Builder
Nothing influences behavior more than your behavior at the top. You are the role model and your actions, not the slogans on the wall, will influence how others behave. A collaborative environment that encourages working together for a common purpose, within and among teams, is important to your organization's success.

Building a Sense of Competence
To develop you member’s performance, you need to build a sense of competence among your team members. There are five strategies to accomplish this: providing knowledge, giving positive feedback, skill recognition, challenge, and high, non comparative standards.

Visualize for Success
When you see yourself in your mind's eye doing something, do you imagine accomplishments, tributes and triumphs or flops, failures and fiascos? Visualizing can work for us or against us. It depends on what we picture-success or failure. We've all heard the saying 'Practice makes perfect'. Actually, only perfect practice makes perfect. And where is the only place we can practice perfection? In our mind's eye.

Leaders as Inspiration Stimulator
What exactly does it mean to inspire others? It means creating conditions that cause people around you to feel excited and energized about being part of your team. Although you can't "install" inspiration in others, you can plant the seeds and create the right conditions for it to grow.

 
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