- 5 Communication Tips for Su… by Amy Castro
Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the holiday season. It’s often the first chance for family and friends to gather in large groups and enjoy each other’s company. Unfortunately, holiday gatherings can also be a communication challenge for many families. Trying to do and say the “right” thing, meet others’ expectations, and deal with family members lack[...]
- Communicating Across the Ge… by Amy Castro
Last week’s post focused on identifying and understanding the five generations in the workplace. Now that you’re able to identify the generation a coworker represents, here are some specific guidelines for bridging the generation gap at work. Learning to adapt your communication style to those with whom you communicate is an important key to[...]
- Identifying Generations in … by Amy Castro
The first step in bridging the workplace generation gap is understanding that you have one and how extensive it is. By identifying your employees’ generations (no, don’t ask how old they are), you can take the first steps toward bringing your team together. Next week, we’ll identify specific steps for bridging the generation gap at[...]
- What Your Choice of Typefac… by Amy Castro
Most people don’t put much thought into what typeface they use when sending an email or creating a document. Some might avoid Comic in a professional correspondence and instead select Arial or Times New Roman, but beyond that, I’ll bet most people have never even considered what their choice of typeface says about them. Well, employers have. In[...]
- Stop Using Technology as an… by Amy Castro
Whether we blame it on auto complete, which I’ve done, or we include an automatic disclaimer on your cell phone delivered messages, stating, “This message was sent from my phone, so ignore any errors,” we need to stop blaming our various communication devices for the poor messages we send. A recent survey found that spellcheckers[...]
- 8 Tips for Talking with You… by Amy Castro
This is my annual reminder to be sure to start the new school year off right by establishing a great relationship with your child’s teacher! Each year I add a new tip or two based on suggestions from parents and teachers. Therefore, feel free to comment and let me know your suggestions! I have[...]
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Stay… by Amy Castro
I wrote this blog post when my daughter, now a rising junior, first went off to college. For those whose children will be going off to college in a few short weeks, it’s important that you establish communication expectations in advance, to avoid anger, frustration, and damage to your fledgling long-distance relationship. However, these tips[...]
- 10 Lessons Learned from Pet… by Amy Castro
This week will be the last week of my dog Jack’s (at left above) radiation treatments. Every morning for the past three weeks, we’ve traveled together to downtown Houston to spend an hour or two at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. He receives his treatments and I wait. Prior to Jack’s cancer diagnosis, I never would have[...]
- 25 Resume Mistakes that Wil… by Amy Castro
If you’re searching for a new job, the first hurdle you’ll have to cross is getting that job interview. In today’s competitive job market, employers often receive several hundred applicants for every available position. If you want to make it through the screening process, you have to do everything within your power to avoid resume[...]
- Today is the Day to Declare… by Amy Castro
As Americans celebrate 237 years of independence as a nation, are you allowing yourself to suffer under the tyranny of technology, the rule of bad relationships, or the captivity of your career? Maybe it’s time you declared your own independence. Here are 25 constraints you might consider freeing yourself from (in stream-of-consciousness order): 1. Debt 2. Guilt[...]
- Amy Castro about 10 Lessons Learned from Pet…Thanks for your comment Lisa! I agree- sometimes we take our dogs for granted until we realize how much support, …
- Amy Castro about 10 Lessons Learned from Pet…Thanks for the comment Bev! You're right, sometimes we really learn more about ourselves through our animals than we realize!
- Lisa Will about 10 Lessons Learned from Pet…Champ taught me to let him take care of me. I recently moved. He stayed between me and …
- Bev Brooks about 10 Lessons Learned from Pet…I was annoyed at first at how clingy my newly adopted cat was. Never wanted to be alone, constantly underfoot, …
- Edwin Rutsch about The Power of EmpathyMay I suggest a further resource to learn more about empathy and compassion. The Center for Builing a Culture …
- Sherrill Cannon about Is Please Still the “…Etiquette is something that can be learned early, along with good manners and consideration for others. For small children, …
- Skip Weisman about Is Please Still the “…Amy, Thanks for stopping by my blog & offering the link to your blog as a nice reminder for my …
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- Detra about What Everyone Ought to Know…Great article Amy.