Ask yourself this one question and you’ll automatically be more productive

Ask yourself this one question and you’ll automatically be more productive

“Could you be doing something more productive with your time?” This is one of my favorite sayings. It is such a mantra around my house, that my daughter actually wrote one of her college application essays on possessing a “productivity gene” that wouldn’t allow idle hands or an idle mind. If I’m not asking it of […]

Leading Change: Developing Your Change Mindset

Leading Change: Developing Your Change Mindset

Change is constant. Whether it’s a shift in your organization or the need to adapt to the ever-changing world around you, change is inevitable and necessary. Change as an individual, however, can be more challenging and uncomfortable than other types of change. Change leads to growth, but it can also be scary and for many […]

Top Posts from 11 Years of “The Performance Communication Blog”

Top Posts from 11 Years of “The Performance Communication Blog”

#As I was sitting here today planning this week’s blog post, I realized that this week is the 11th anniversary of my Performance Communication Blog. Although I haven’t always written every week, I’ve managed to amass more than 400 posts in the past 11 years, so I thought I’d share the 11 most popular posts […]

Give ’em the chocolate cake!

Give ’em the chocolate cake!

A while back, I was shopping in a retail client’s place of business doing some “recon” before preparing a customer communication program for their customer care employees. As I watched customers come and go with the various products they wished to return, I noticed a trend. The customers who were calm and politely requested a […]

Read this before sending your annual holiday letter

Read this before sending your annual holiday letter

Several years ago, I mentioned to a friend that I couldn’t stand receiving certain holiday letters because of the things people write in them. Apparently she didn’t believe me when I told her I didn’t mean HER letters, because she didn’t send me her Christmas letter again for about 10 years. I promise I wasn’t […]

12 Dos and Don’ts for the Office Holiday Party- Updated for 2021!

12 Dos and Don’ts for the Office Holiday Party- Updated for 2021!

Tis the season for holiday events including those at work and in your professional organizations. The office party can be a great time to really get to know your coworkers and colleagues, a chance to network and make new connections, and overall, an opportunity to shine as bright as Rudolph’s nose. However, every year we […]

Avoid Holidaze: 5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

Avoid Holidaze: 5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

The holiday season is upon us and even though it’s relatively early, you might already be feeling stressed out, worried, and wishing it was over already. Don’t let this year be another year where you feel you have to just “survive” the holidays. The words holiday and stress do not have to go hand-in-hand! Here are […]

7 topics to avoid if you want to dodge holiday dinner table drama this year

7 topics to avoid if you want to dodge holiday dinner table drama this year

I thought I’d get a jump-start on holiday-themed blogs this year so we can all be prepared for finding the joy in what can sometimes be a stressful season. To kick things off, let’s talk about holiday gatherings like Thanksgiving, which is just around the corner! Family holiday gatherings should be a time to reconnect, […]

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