Category: Communication

Posting in Haiku

I’ve started posting my regular tweets in haiku format, as an experiment, and as a bit of fun for the summer.  Haiku poetry has a simple format, and does not need to write.  Thus it’s easier for me to come up with. The standard format for haiku is 3 lines, with 17 syllables total.  There…
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7 Tips for Managing Text Messages

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ The sheer number of text messages we get in a single day can be mind-boggling. Back and forth – Do this! Hey, did you remember that? What’s for dinner? Who’s going to pick up the kids. Beep.. Beep.. Another text, and another! They keep adding up. You can’t control how many…
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Think Before You Hit Send

In an article about maintaining a professional attitude at work, the first thing I mentioned is that you should think before you hit send on emails, texts, or making phone calls.  Communication can be really tough, as intention can’t always be read, and when you throw in time and distance from the person you are…
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7 Tips For Effective Email Communication

In my previous article on email management, I gave some tips for managing your emails.  But what about actually writing emails, and using them as a form of communication? What do you do to have effective email communication?  How do you present the persona and image of the person that you’d like to be known…
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5 Tips for Email Management

Email is taking over the world, and our lives- or at least it feels that way.  The key thing to remember with email is that it is not a synchronous form of conversation.  People don’t expect an instant response to an email, even if we feel driven to respond immediately.  This is also true of…
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Important or Urgent?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ In life, and in work there are always too many things that need to be done.  It can be difficult to figure out whether an issue is important or urgent.  Trying to figure out the difference can be hard, especially when work is coming at you at a hundred miles an…
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7 Career Tips No-One Ever Tells You

    I see so many posts on the internet about what you should do, and shouldn’t do in a job.  Frankly, there are a lot of written and unwritten rules in the workplace that can be a land mine to negotiate.  Here are some simple tips that if you are able to follow them,…
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7 Simple Tips to Ruin Your Career

Lately, I’ve gotten to see some great behavior from employees, and some pretty darn lousy behavior.  There are, some surefire ways to ruin your career, and your job, so I thought I’d share those here in a helpful post.   7 Simple Tips to Ruin Your Career Develop a reputation as being hard to work…
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Leadership Is Following Through

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   Leadership is many things. One of they key attributes of Leadership is following through. Do what you say you will do.  How up on time, every time. Be there when someone needs you. Follow through until things are done. Get the job done. Fully done. Be trustworthy, so that people…
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Working On Your Smartphone At Night Is Bad For Productivity | Co.Design | business + design

This confirms what I’ve thought for a while, and it’s also why my daughter’s phone gets to sleep downstairs at night.  I’ve found that I am definitely less engaged with the emails, and much less likely to completely follow through the next day- to my own detriment! ……………………………………. “A new study from Michigan State University’s…
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