The Crandallabra

Delightful Ideas & Sparks of Interest

Visualize Good Communication

How do you want to communicate at work? Start with a vision of what it feels like when communication works well – then you’ll be able to recognize it when it happens again.

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Be Curious – Don’t Just Question

We often ask rhetorical questions of one another at work. But what if we asked questions and actually wanted to know the answer? What if we could actually be curious and wonder? Being a curious person who wants to understand is different than being a

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Decreasing Workplace Annoyances

Ok, it’s Tuesday morning. Have any of your colleagues made you nuts so far this week? I bet at least one has. And, depending on the severity of his or her behavior, you may have gone on a momentary mental tirade about that person and

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Communication Fitness – Practice the Basics

We’re born communicators, but that doesn’t mean that some practice doesn’t do us good. We expect that we can all communicate well because it’s something that humans are supposed to be able to do. The trouble is our expectations are often undefined and lead to

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Use Your Brain – it’s Good for Mindfulness

I teach clients to develop communication skills that help them stay present, effective and engaged at work. These skills are profoundly helpful and are easily observed as beneficial when practiced in the day-to-day. But using them when activities are predictable and people are relatively agreeable

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Which traits make you happiest & most effective?

Download your Character Compass and reconnect to the things that bring more satisfaction and joy to your work.

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