Turning Your Content into Blooks, Vooks and Slooks

by Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC on March 19, 2019

I was delighted to be interviewed by Juliet Clark discussing “Turning Your Content into Blooks, Vooks and Slooks.”

Listen here.

More info on my upcoming 3-part live, virtual course on this.

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Be a Conscious Conversationalist

by Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC on March 19, 2019

Rebecca Morgan quote Photo: Rebecca Morgan, Notre Dame, Paris, FR

 

Being a conscious conversationalist is critical to a long-term relationship, whether with a coworker, customer, or friend—at least for me. I’ve encountered many people who are conversationally challenged. Since it is doubtful your friends or colleagues will volunteer that you are an inept conversationalist, as a public service I thought I’d delineate some of the most common conversational culprits.
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The Path to Wisdom

by Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC on March 19, 2019

Rebecca Morgan quote Photo: Rebecca Morgan, Bagan, Myanmar

 

I work closely with a tech company which isn’t a client. They have thousands of employees around the world. Their headquarters houses a few thousand.

Because I am a super-user of their site, I get asked to participate in special programs — some beta tests, some educating new, seasoned and prospective users. The few dozen staff with whom I’ve worked are smart.

However, because these intelligent people don’t have a lot of work experience, I find they make decisions that aren’t wise. They don’t think through the repercussions on their users before enacting changes. They don’t decide actions based on long-term ramifications, nor on the message their decision sends about the company’s values.

I find they lack …
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Rebecca Morgan quote Photo: Rebecca Morgan, Mekong River

 

In my family caustic teasing was de rigueur. We would be teased about anything the teaser thought was funny, no matter how humiliating, and with no thought to how it would leave the receiver feeling. Didn’t do well on a test? You’d be teased about being dumb. Boyfriend broke up with you? He must have finally figured out you are a loser. Lose the student election? They could see you are a follower, not a leader.

The more humiliating the better, from the teaser’s perspective. This wasn’t limited to us kids teasing each other; our parents joined in — or initiated — with glee. The more sensitive the receiver was about the topic, the more the tormentor enjoyed it.

Have you ever teased others about something you knew they were sensitive?

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Become a Time-Conscious Communicator

by Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC on March 14, 2019

Rebecca Morgan quote Photo: Rebecca Morgan, The Darikana, Udaipur, India

 

I’ve noticed a lot of people — maybe 90% — aren’t very conscious of their conversational habits. The most common habit I’ve noticed is no awareness of the relevance of what the speaker is saying to their conversational partner.

I began to wonder how much more productive we would be if we focused our comments on only those of importance to our listeners. Granted, we can’t always know what the other would find important, and sometimes, with close friends and family, we want to share something that is significant to us as a way of sharing ourselves, but may only be interesting to our loved one because they care about us.

But let’s focus on workplace conversations.

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Act on Your Curiosity

March 13, 2019

Tweet   In the first chapter of Give and Take, author Adam Grant features Adam Rifkin, who was dubbed Fortune magazine’s Best Networker (he has the most LinkedIn connections to Fortune’s 640 most powerful people). I decided to invite him to connect on LinkedIn. Wanting to personalize my invitation to increase the likelihood he’d accept, I […]

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Commit to Continuous Personal Improvement

March 12, 2019

Tweet   People I admire strive to become better as a partner, parent, child, friend, boss, coworker or human being. They are continually looking for ways to improve, whether for their relationships, or to create more effective habits for themselves. I’ve noticed three ways these people improve themselves.

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Is Your Superpower Recognizing Others’ Superpowers?

March 11, 2019

Tweet   Identifying one’s “superpower” has become a hot topic. We are encouraged to identify where we excel. This is not always an easy task. Most of us are either oblivious to how we stand out, or at the other end of the continuum, think have more competence than we actually do. Thus it’s a […]

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Are You Difficult?

March 5, 2019

Tweet   Have you ever been told you are difficult? When I’ve labeled someone difficult, they have been some of these: obstinate, uncooperative, inflexible, demanding, dictatorial undiplomatic, blunt, condescending, arrogant, caustic, hyper-critical, argumentative (often just for the sake of it, not because they believe their arguments). incongruent, dishonest, passive agressive, uncommunicative, inconsiderate, insensitive, unreliable, defensive, […]

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Waves Are Like People

February 25, 2019

Tweet The morning was spectacular—a warm Gulf breeze brushed my cheeks. Waves scampered across the beach. Meditating on the waves’ delicious sound, color and dance, I observed that even as they were approaching the shore, they were retreating. A small berm lay between me and the surf. A few waves crossed the crest and scurried […]

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