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Insights on Communication Skills and Relationship Building

Gratitude: It's Not the Thought that Counts

Posted by Kerri Garbis

November 22, 2016

A while back, a friend from college sent me quick message via Facebook to thank me for something I did over twenty years ago. When we were in school, a close friend of his died quite unexpectedly. He desperately wanted to attend the funeral, but was obligated to the play we were working on at our University. Apparently I brought the situation to the director’s attention who, in turn, allowed him to take time off to go home for the funeral. Part of his brief note read:

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Topics: Building Relationships, Emotional Intelligence

Relationship Building Skills, Up and Down the Ladder

Posted by Blog Tipster

August 5, 2016

Ovation_logo_sheen.pngEven for the most senior of employees, there can be a feeling of getting stuck in the middle. You may feel pressurized to impress YOUR boss (most of us have one), while striving to lead your team effectively.

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Topics: Building Relationships

Communication Strategies to Keep Difficult Conversations Productive

Posted by Bridget Beirne

June 17, 2016

bridget-beirne-1.pngI'm what you'd call a "classic overthinker". If there is something weighing on or occupying my mind (good OR bad), I can ruminate on it until it becomes a monumental challenge. 

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Topics: Building Relationships, Emotional Intelligence

4 Relationship Building Activities for a More Harmonious Workplace

Posted by Kerri Garbis

May 26, 2016

kerri-garbis-1.pngI've met a lot of great people over the years, both in my life as a professional actor and in the business world. Relationship building has always been a top priority for me. I always feel that we do our best work for, and with, those with whom we build a human relationship.

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Topics: Building Relationships

The Benefits of Corporate Team Building for Your Organization

Posted by Bridget Beirne

April 26, 2016

bridget-beirne-1.pngQuick  say the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase "corporate team building". I'll wait...

Did you say, "outward bound"?

Was it "a day away from my computer"?

Or, was it "total waste of time"?

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Topics: Building Relationships, Business Communication Skills