Communication

E. I. E. I. – Whoa!

E. I. E. I. – Whoa!

Is it just me, or have you noticed that these two abbreviations are often used interchangeably? They shouldn’t be! While i.e. and e.g. are both abbreviations for Latin terms, i.e. stands for id est and means roughly “that is” or “in other words,” while e.g. stands for exempli gratia, which means “for example.” Not the same thing(…)

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Thoughts and Comments

Thoughts and Comments

Good instructors are always conscious that the model of the facilitator being the “sage on the stage” is outmoded. A good facilitator knows that the required knowledge is often in the minds of the participants. Skillfully managed conversations can bring out this knowledge, and the participants will leave an event far more enlightened than if the instructor(…)

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Let’s Negotiate!

Let’s Negotiate!

Negotiation is a part of life. It’s how we work out our differences. We negotiate for big things (like buying a house or car), work-related things (like who will take responsibility for a project), and small things (like who will wash the dinner dishes). I remember one of my first attempts at a big, important(…)

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Who Are You? The Importance of Understanding Your Style in a Work Environment

Who Are You? The Importance of Understanding Your Style in a Work Environment

Who are you at work? While this may seem like a straightforward question, we often behave differently at work depending on the context. I first discovered who I was at work when I took the Meyers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI). The MBTI is a widely-used personality assessment tool that helps to explain why people are interested in different(…)

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