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Cambio Coaching
The Cambio Shifter
Vol. 2016, No. 15
THIS ISSUE: Your communications may not be communicating | Begin your business conversations on the right foot | Mind your interviewing manners

Your communications may not be communicating

I constantly stress to my clients the importance of being intentional—whether in decision-making, reacting to colleagues or, of course, communicating in the workplace. In this article for Harvard Business Review, Ron Ashkenas makes reference to one of my favorite quotes about communication from George Bernard Shaw: "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."

Ashkenas describes the prevailing systems of communication in most organizations and challenges managers to communicate intentionally by doing three things: provide context, encourage questions, and stay sufficiently connected to the different ways that people respond and react to messages.

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Successful business communication: It starts at the beginning

In this article for Forbes, Amy Rees Anderson reflects on a seminar by communications expert Dr. John Lund, who proposes a shift of perspective when it comes to communicating effectively: “Don`t communicate to be understood; rather, communicate so as not to be misunderstood.” And key to not being misunderstood in your business conversations is making sure you start them off on the right foot.
 
The article will help you become more aware of three key things people want to know BEFORE they enter into a conversation with you.  Keep these things in mind, and dramatically enhance your ability to communicate effectively in your business conversations.

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Mind your manners: What to do when you interview

In this cool infographic for Akken Cloud, Mark Wallace covers the “do’s and don’ts” of the interview process. The visual aid offers best practices for every aspect of interviewing: from preparing for the interview, to communicating effectively during it, to following up strong after it.

Check out the infographic

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