Communication is the Key to Career Success

Communication is the Key to Career Success

Beyond specialized knowledge, employers today are interested in prospective employees’ ability to work as part of a team, their aptitude for critical thinking and their communication skills. No mater the area of work, these abilities are essential to success. A good example of such a career is journalism. And a good example of a person whose career has depended on these skills is Steve Jankowski. Jankowski, who was born in Rolla, Mo., obtained his bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Today he is the director of alumni affairs and executive director of the SIUE Alumni Association. But his original goal was a career in broadcasting. Find out more about why communication is essential to career success...
You Should Take This Interpersonal Communication Skills Test

You Should Take This Interpersonal Communication Skills Test

Communicating with others is an essential skill in business dealings, family affairs, and romantic relationships. Do you often find yourself misunderstanding others? Do you have difficulty getting your point across clearly? When it comes to communication, what you say and what you don’t say are equally important. Being a good listener is quite crucial. Find out how your interpersonal skills rate by taking this Communication Skills...
How to Address Poor Oral Communication Skills in an Employee Evaluation

How to Address Poor Oral Communication Skills in an Employee Evaluation

Communication is essential for an effective workplace. Communication usually comes in the form of written and oral, with the latter responsible for conveying ideas and concerns to co-workers and managers. An employee who struggles to communicate orally may cause confusion among others when he talks. Addressing the employee’s ineffective oral communication in his performance evaluation lets you help the employee one-on-one. Remaining supportive and instilling confidence in the employee leads to the best results. Read more about how to address poor oral communication skills...
Communication Specialist Shares Hope for Bad Bosses

Communication Specialist Shares Hope for Bad Bosses

Most managers and leaders worked their way to the top after being technically good at their job, and they were next in line for a promotion.  Yet, most bosses do not know how to communicate because they were not formally trained in communication skills. The majority of these managers and leaders operate from their “worker mindset” background or by modeling themselves on their previous bad boss. The definition of effective management and leadership is “getting the work done through the actions of others.”  This means every manager and leader must motivate, inspire and communicate their thoughts, vision and ideas to their team to get results. However most managers and leaders struggle to articulate themselves in a clear, concise and confident manner. Read more about the studies of this communication specialist...

5 Ways to Communicate With Your Team & Peers

Sometimes it is difficult to navigate workplaces that are full of politically-savvy peers and team members. In such an environment, good communication holds key. Shreya Biswas lists a few thumb rules to make it better. 1. Be Consultative Communication is situational and differs based on situations but, in general, it has to be consultative. “A boss, while talking to his team members, should not impose his ideas on them, instead should draw out inputs from them,” says Rituparna Chakraborty, co-founder & SVP, TeamLease. Read more about the 4 ways to communicate with your team & peers...