Everyone Needs Effective Communication Skills – Healthcare Professionals

I have learned many things during my last decade providing communications training to various clients.  One significant discovery is that everyone can benefit from developing good communication skills.  My students often share stories of how Intelligent Communication techniques were helpful in their personal as well as professional lives.  Additionally, companies consistently list communication among the …

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Thanksgiving and Appreciation Can Improve Your Communication

As I continue to rebuild the Intelligent Communication website from the recent crash, I thought I would share a blog article on appreciation that I originally published a couple of months ago.  Given that Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I thought this article was particularly appropriate. There is a proverb that states, “Give thanks for a little …

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Practice Critical Thinking Skills from the Recent Campaign and Its Aftermath

Well, the election is over.  But it appears that the rhetoric is far from over.  Supporters of one candidate continue to attack the other candidate and his/her supporters.  Many people wish we could just move on. Taking Advantage of a Learning Opportunity We cannot control whether people decide to stop the ranting and raving over …

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Four Communication Tips from Negotiations Experts

I subscribe to Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation blog. And if negotiating is part of your life, you should too. I would suggest that negotiating is part of all our lives.  We all find ourselves negotiating at times; if not in our professional lives, in our personal lives. Interest Based Negotiations Recently, this blog offered 4 …

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Increased Cyber Threat in Healthcare-A Communication Issue

Cyber-attacks are a problem for any organization that shares information over the internet.  Lately, the healthcare industry is becoming a major target of cyber predators.  But, the key to defending against such attacks may not lie within the IT department.  It may be a communication issue. The Increased Threat The cyber threat to healthcare is …

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A New View on Personality Types

Understanding personality is a common academic pursuit. Therefore, researchers from various disciplines are frequently studying people and developing classification systems. This could be considered a form of taxonomy.  According to Merriam-Webster, taxonomy is “the study of the general principles of scientific classification.” I once recall a philosopher on science comment that all science is taxonomy. We all tend …

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