Getting the message right is fundamental to successful communication. Last week, two fine articles on the Inc.com blog examined some of the messages we send and provided thoughtful advice on how to improve them.
Last week, Maritz Motivation Solutions, a company specializing in reward and recognition, sales incentive and channel loyalty programs, caused a little stir in the world of employee engagement with the release of the results of a new study.
Leadership and communication go hand-in-hand: Great leaders tend to be great communicators. We often think of leaders as hard-driving, dynamic characters, but leadership capability may be developing a softer side. Much of what I’ve been reading lately focuses on characteristics such as kindness, love and trust. This is not the world of business I know. Is this a blip on the radar, or is this a fundamental change in the business world?
It always strikes me as peculiar that Labor Day is the one day that most people don’t work. To celebrate “labor” by taking a day off seems contradictory; but it does afford an opportunity to relax and gain perspective on some things, not the least of which is, well, labor.