Active listening: Hard work and Dividends

Remember, though listening is hearing, it doesn’t guarantee understanding. Understanding comes from active listening because it seeks to Understand, Interpret and Evaluate what is heard. Most of us were fortunate to be born with hearing, but listening is a skill, that must be learned, practiced and perfected, before it can be deployed successfully. Research has […]

Choosing a Winning Attitude

Remember,the most important aspect of attitude is that it is a choice! What exactly is attitude? Attitude is the physical manifestation of the way in which we have chosen to manage our emotions. We cannot run away from emotion,rather, we can take the time to put the right interpretation on the emotion to ensure that […]

Recovering from Mistakes

Remember, mistakes are inevitable; they are proof of our imperfect nature. We say, do and make certain decisions that we wish we could take back. There is no shame in making mistakes, but there is failure in not accepting, bracing up or recovering from that mistake to ensure it’s a one-time occurrence. Here are six […]

Empty phrases and the efforts they take………………….

Remember, a concise writing is one that shows exactly what is meant in the fewest words possible and clearly too. In putting extra efforts to make our writings impressive, we often add unnecessary bulk to our sentences by taking on too many empty phrases. Here are 10 commonly used empty phrases and better replacements for […]

The D.A.D Test For Improving Our PowerPoint Slides

Remember, everyone can make a presentation, but not everyone can make a convincing Presentation. Do you use PowerPoint to present? Here is a tip to ensure you can create compelling slides every time you present. The D.A.D test is an effective aid for measuring the effectiveness of your Power point slides. What it does, is […]

The Supervisors Pledge

Remember, your success as a supervisor is measured through your team.In becoming a successful leader,it is needful to be able to inspire others with the confidence in themselves. Here is a personal pledge that can direct you into becoming that truly inspiring leader: I pledge to direct, coach, support and lead my team. I acknowledge […]

Making Compelling Presentation Openers

Remember,for a presentation to be really compelling,it must appeal to the two types of minds we find in all audiences: left brainers (seeking facts, straight to the point) and right brainers (looking for creativity visionaries, seeking options). Our pressing need is to capture the audiences attention when it’s highest , this being at the start. […]

Feedback as a communication tool

Remember, our last nugget dwelt on achieving intended results through effective communication. What then is feedback and what is the relevance of feedback to effective communication? Feedback is the breakfast of champions, an essential communication element specifically concerned with the improvement of performance. As a communication tool, feedback repels the use of generalisations in communication […]

Communicating Effectively

Remember, it is not sufficient for an information to be heard and understood. The higher communication standard is when we set out to use communication in achieving intended results. It is only then are we certain, that we have communicated effectively. This approach informs the choices, styles and format that we use to achieve our […]

The Most Provocative Question in Leadership

Remember: Our ultimate strength as effective leaders can be measured in our ability to inspire our team.Inspiration distinguishes people transactions,from people relationships,builds a willingness ladder rather that of imposition and projects leader confidence and assurance. Building Inspiration creates a robust transition from managing and directing to leading and supporting. Will people follow you if they […]