Make Common Courtesy Common

Voltaire, a French writer, once said, “Common sense is not so common.” It is amazing to know he was born nearly 325 years ago in 1694 because it seems his statement is still true today.  I suggest we could say the same about common courtesy. It is not so common. This is especially true today…

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How to Gain Respectful Control When Communicating

We have all had disrespectful experiences while driving. A common one is when a vehicle enters a highway and pulls into traffic without looking and without calculating the proper merger speed. They just pull in front of you as if you did not even exist. It forces you to brake or at least to slow…

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Now is the time to invest in your team’s soft skills

I’ve recently been receiving feedback from clients around soft skills training. In a perfect environment, soft skills training is critically important to engage customers, build relationships, close sales – all different reasons to have a high level of soft skills expertise. Think about what’s going in in our economy and across our country: everything’s changed,…

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Virtual Training Update

Communico began developing a virtual training option in response to our clients’ needs for a blended approach. With the onset of COVID, this has become the solution for more and more companies faced with remote learning. We have shared about these offerings and here Gregg Barratt summarizes the feedback we have been receiving on our…

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Trust is Essential

Trust is Essential for Everyone’s Health Our bodies are miracles of self-regulation. For example, we know when we need water because we feel thirsty. Water is of course essential for good health and performance of all healthy bodily functions. The feeling of thirst motivates us to drink to keep us healthy. Without enough water, we…

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Improve Your Source of Influence

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Gandhi Ask yourself; is the ability to influence others important to you? You bet it is if you want to be an effective leader. In the past 50 years influence has emerged as one of the most important leadership skills.…

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