The Crandallabra

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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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Fundamentals of Communication: the 5 Ws

(Plus an H, an S & and an extra W) “Didn’t you hear? Journalism’s dead – it’s in all the papers.”  That’s what a journalist friend of mine said when I said I wanted to talk with him about journalism and how it relates to

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4 Things To Do Forever

The 4 Things To Do Forever are not rocket surgery, but they are tricky because at least one of them is often missed when we try communicating with one another at work.

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