The links and short descriptions that follow to some of the most often read articles on Hodu.com during 2011. You may have missed some of them, or you might want to refresh your knowledge, or you might find something that will be helpful in solving a new issue that cropped up in your life.
Of course, these items are just a drop in the ocean among the literally hundreds of articles on our site that not only make for enjoyable reading, but might in some small way might improve the quality of life and in the process, the lives of those near and dear to you and those around you.
During the frenetic work week, you encounter your boss as the source of discipline,assignments, occasional reprimands and, typically, very little personal chit chat. So it’s refreshing to be around the supervisor at a reception or party when she showcases her humor, asks about your family and hobbies, and gives an unrestrained laugh. But be careful! Here are seven guidelines that every employer and employee should keep in mind for after-hours mingling.
Many people love conversation games, whether during holidays or any other time of year. They’re fun and good conversational practise besides. How about trying some out? Here are a few easy ones.
Trying to reach a person who isn’t immediately available can be pretty frustrating at times, but take heart! A well planned message could be a fine opportunity to enhance your reputation and even help build relationships. This is how to do it.
Each of us has had the experience of being on the receiving end of another person’s anger or aggressiveness. Maybe it was an interaction with a customer who felt that service was below par. Maybe the interaction occurred when a co-worker felt that you had mistreated him in some way. Maybe it was with a relative you didn’t please. The natural tendency when someone begins to attack is to strike back. However, this is often not wise. Much better is to take these steps
There’s no question that people do business with people they like, and the key to having someone like you is to build rapport with them. But sometimes, that’s easier said than done. One of the challenges to building rapport is simply understanding what “rapport” really is. Learn the secrets here
Imagine yourself knowing that a friend, neighbor, or colleague is losing their home and in the blink of an eye, you run into them while you’re at the grocery store. What would you say? What wouldn’t you say? Do you know what you’d do?
Here’s some sound advice.
Managers and leaders must express their ideas clearly, concisely, and completely when speaking and writing. The process of good writing involves three basic steps – preparing, writing, and editing. Practising these 16 principles will help you become a more effective writer.
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Azriel Winnett is the author of the highly acclaimed, eye-opening book How to Build Relationships That Stick. An enhanced edition is now available as a paperback.