The Four Minute CommTool will teach you how to get along with anyone on the two-way communicator highway in just four minutes a day. Each episode offers new strategies and communication tips, and helps you understand why everyone else on the communication highway is reacting, driving and maneuvering in ways that are different from your style. Created by Dr. Dennis O'Grady, communications psychologist with 30+ years of experience, and author of "Talk To Me, Communications moves to get along with anyone". Read the Commtools Blog at www.drogrady.com.
Jim Barrett's radio interview with Dr. Dennis O'Grady on how to deal with depression during the holidays.
Communicator Type Talk
There are two new types of communicators in town, and knowing your type and who you’re talking to by type, will speed your travels down the two-way communication highway. The first order of communication business then, is to know and appreciate your own "natural" communicator type. Thus, even when you take an unintended detour, you will be able to enjoy the scenery and not feel frustrated by putting your foot in your mouth.
Can You Talk At Work?
Can you talk at work? Because I’ve been a communications consultant for so long, maybe I’m nuts about executive coaching and positive communications training in the workplace. BUT I think teamwork is solidified by talking openly about the good, the bad and the ugly without casting stones of blame at esteemed co-workers.
Don’t the head-spinning and logic-numbing excuses flow fast when people fail to perform their agreed-upon tasks or meet important deadlines at work? What today’s workplaces have in common are tons of logical-sounding excuses why managers, executives and team members alike have failed to perform as expected. Are we all getting too carried away with psychological excuses about why we shouldn’t be called on the carpet…and held accountable for the good results we’ve failed to deliver upon? You can bet your psychology license on it!
Ride The Stress Wave
Believe IT: Although your stress level may be very high, you will be able to cut that amount of personal strain in half, when you use the positive inner talk tools I feature in my book TALK TO ME. I'm not naive. I realize many of you talk a good game of change, but when it comes right down to actually changing, you love to suffer and get yourself all riled up. I've found the following "10 Positive Psychology Tips of Self-Leadership" to be a really huge help IF you use them four minutes a day to remain calm when everyone around you is losing their heads or stressing out.
If You're Scoring At Home, Are You Scoring At Work?
Management consultants, executive coaches and human resource specialists are all hired to keep employee satisfaction high and poor communication low. One assumption in workplace psychology is that those of us who are in positive partnerships are better able to shrug off rejections and stressful assignments while keeping our attitudes positive, and all of that combines to improve overall work performance.