How to stop passive-aggressive picking and shut down the people who use it Passive-aggressive picking can go past being “annoying” to being degrading. Passive-aggressive picking is finding fault in you, but doing it in a manner that is not straightforward,
Blog by Jean M. Schmith What on earth do floral arrangements have to do with communication? You might say NOTHING and you would be right. Or you might say PLENTY and you would be right. How can both be right?
Sometimes you just need more time to do the job right This can be a problem when your boss needs it done now, or when your customer is anxious to have the problem solved. What do you say to the
Active Listening Defined You hear the term “active listening” in effective communication skills programs, and frequently the trainer assumes you know what active listening is. However, I believe most of us can benefit from a brief refresher course, not just
Mindful Communication Do you know who you are? Do you know why you respond to people as you do? Are you characterized by mindful communication? Do you ever wonder why some people weather adversity without complaint, and grow from the
Mindful Listening May Save Your Weekend–and Maybe Even Your Relationship Blog by Jean Schmith MEN! (especially) please listen up In the United States, Labor Day Weekend is here. It’s a time for relaxation and enjoyment of friends and family. In
Blog by Jean M. Schmith Table-pounding, yelling, and name-calling are how toddlers express anger and frustration. Why do kids engage in table-pounding? They need ATTENTION. They are saying “Hey, I have a need and you’re ignoring it.” So parents turn
Do you break out in a cold sweat when asked to speak in public? Does the very thought of “public speaking” strike terror into your heart? Do you wonder what it is that makes you so afraid of speaking before
Jealousy and lack of trust will end a relationship quickly Your husband, wife, or significant other travels often for work, and you become concerned. You wonder if he/she can be trusted out of your sight. When you don’t get the
Understanding leads to love. Really? It has been said (I think by Wayne Dyer–but don’t quote me–) that if you really truly understood a person–where that person comes from, what makes that person who he/she is–you would love that person.