You Think You've Got Communication Problems Where You Work? Read This.

Written by Susan Dunn, M.A., The EQ Coach

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In this case, we can seerepparttar misunderstandings,repparttar 118277 humor and alsorepparttar 118278 exasperation. Can you imaginerepparttar 118279 pilot assuming there was “autoload” on his or her airplane? There’s just no telling about other people’s assumptions. I’m reminded ofrepparttar 118280 attorney I once worked for who flagged me down while sharpening a pencil in an electric pencil sharpener. “How do I get this out of here?” he asked me. Orrepparttar 118281 time our business went computer and my boss took his zip code for his salary and was furious. Sometimes communication takes a lot of tact!

We always tend to think things are easier somewhere else – thatrepparttar 118282 communications we have between inside sales and outside sales are worse in our place, orrepparttar 118283 communication between lawyer and paralegal, or between partner and partner, or that surely pilots and mechanics can communicae—there’s “only” an airplane betweenrepparttar 118284 two of them.

As I say in my ebook, “Communication,” good communication takes a lot of work – expressing yourself clearly, listening up, and repeating back for clarification to make sure you’ve understood and been understood. It’s particularly hard in writing where there’s no feedback (as we see here), and no non-verbals to read.

It also requires excellent emotional intelligence skills – creativity, flexibility, intuition, and empathy.

67% ofrepparttar 118285 qualities that contribute to success are emotional intelligence competencies. Work on your communication! It will pay off in both your private and your professional life.

(c)Susan Dunn, The EQ Coach, offers positive psychology coaching and Internet courses on emotional intelligence, optimism and strengths. Visit her on the web at and mailto:sdunn@susandunn. cc for FREE inspirational ezine, FREE Strengths course.

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Spam!

Written by Chuck Smith

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The Golf Warehouse: I golf. My wife doesn't. Not a good idea if for some reason I ever decide to have another child. Although, it would give me an opportunity to try out allrepparttar golf innuendo jokes wasted on my golfing buddies. "Honey, check out my new wood withrepparttar 118276 stiff shaft." Or, how about, "Just make a smooth stroke."

NFL Shop: Unfortunately,repparttar 118277 thought of me in a Patriots game jersey - and nothing else - sickens even me.

Human Sex Pheromone: The subject line for this email was, "Don't Be Alone for Valentine's Day," which seems to be a very popular theme forrepparttar 118278 Internet. And with this Human Sex Pheromone, I can drive my wife wild! After 13 years of marriage, I'm not worried about driving my wife wild. I'm worried about pissing her off. And, with my luck, they'd substituterepparttar 118279 human sex hormone forrepparttar 118280 Sasquatch sex hormone.

Which brings me to . . .

Valentines day sale: V,iagra-Diet-more: "Make this years valentines day special," isrepparttar 118281 text inrepparttar 118282 email (the punctuation mistakes are theirs, not mine). According to these fine folks, for Valentine's Day I can "lose weight, quit smoking, and enhance sex." Further, they offer "Great prices on V/i/a/g/r/a," as well as "Pain medications Skin Herpes- Hair" (again, their spelling and punctuation). Now we're talking!

I guess I'm going to have to go back torepparttar 118283 drawing board inrepparttar 118284 search forrepparttar 118285 perfect Valentine's Day gift. And you know what? My wife is worth it. She puts up with me on a daily basis, and has even gone throughrepparttar 118286 pains of childbirth twice. So I guess I'll have to expand my Valentine search beyondrepparttar 118287 confines of my email inbox.

I guess I'll have to searchrepparttar 118288 Internet now. Do you think my wife would like one of those Mini-RC racecars orrepparttar 118289 Perfect Pasta Pot?

================================================================== About the Author:

Chuck Smith is the brain from which Chuck Smith's Brain Sediment falls. Chuck has led a sheltered life in high tech, and is not often let out of his wife's sight. Visit his site to subscribe to the twice monthly Chuck Smith's Brain Sediment ezine.

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