Apr

29

2016

How to Deal With Someone Whose Communication Style Is Different From Yours

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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Now that you know there are different styles of communicating, it’s time to put that knowledge into practice. Everyone will come face to face with someone who values different elements when communicating. Here are some ways to deal with each person who communicates with a style unlike yours. If everyone...

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Apr

22

2016

Do you feel like the owner of a company or do you feel like an employee? Are you at the mercy of a never ending task list and a boss (you) that is unforgiving and expects you to do everything? Do you feel like you have to manage every single task and responsibility for your business, or are you comfortable...

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Apr

15

2016

4 Obvious Signs Your Employee Is Listening When You Are Talking

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team

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Most people think that communication is all about opening their mouths and gaining instant attention and cooperation. But in these days with so much media surrounding us, it can be harder than you think to get your message through. Listening is not about letting the information wash over the hearer....

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Apr

8

2016

5 Top Tips To Become A More Effective Leader In The Workplace

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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There are thousands of books on how to become a good leader, but if we look at some of the most effective and successful business leaders, we can see that they have 5 things in common. Effective leaders: Create a Positive Workplace Atmosphere Promote Collaborative Working Relationships Encourage and...

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Apr

1

2016

5 Steps to Encourage Honest Feedback From Your Direct Reports

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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As a manager, you are in charge of a team. In order to function as a cohesive unit, you need the confidence and respect of your direct reports and vice versa. But, who is going to run to the boss with their problems? Hopefully, everyone on your team will. We will discuss some ways that you can encourage...

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Mar

25

2016

The Simple Recipe For Effective Communication

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team, Uncategorized

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Mastering effective communication is a two-way street. But by paying attention to our own side of any conversation in the office we should be able to get our desired outcome. One effective communication recipe you can follow is: Purpose + Behavior + Feelings + Needs, followed by Prompting State your...

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Mar

24

2016

Ends Today: How to Get Your Team to Read Your Mind

Deanna Maio

Events & News, Recommended Resources, Tools to Train Your Team

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Hello there! I hope you’re having a beautiful day. A few days ago, I told you about my new theater company and I shared that making my dreams come true wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t have a team helping me in my business. Have you ever thought, someone could help me with this if I...

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Mar

21

2016

just some personal good news

Deanna Maio

Events & News, Just for Fun

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Hi there, Do you have a dream you’re putting off?  Do you have a vision for a project, company, book, something you’ve been waiting to get started on? I recently directed my first live theatrical show, a musical revue I created called “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”...

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Mar

18

2016

Why Multitasking Is A Myth That Damages Effective Communication

Deanna Maio

Building & Leading Your Team

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Multitasking is a dangerous myth in the modern workplace. It is mentioned as a praiseworthy attribute in our employees, but there are consequences to them constantly dividing their attention as they work through their to-do list each day. When we multitask, our brain is not really doing a range of things...

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Mar

11

2016

Create Processes and Systems and Map Them – Identify all of the tasks you perform on a monthly basis. These include lead generation, lead conversion, behind the scenes administrative operations, and the processes and steps your customer takes. Map the process by outlining each step. What is required...

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