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The root of most conflict has to do with poor communication, and the goal of this show is to help you get more skilled in the art of communication. I interview fascinating people who use great communication to live out their passion, share soft skills and tips and try to entertain along the way. Come and join the conversation!

The root of most conflict has to do with poor communication, and the goal of this show is to help you get more skilled in the art of communication. I interview fascinating people who use great communication to live out their passion, share soft skills and tips and try to entertain along the way. Come and join the conversation!
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The root of most conflict has to do with poor communication, and the goal of this show is to help you get more skilled in the art of communication. I interview fascinating people who use great communication to live out their passion, share soft skills and tips and try to entertain along the way. Come and join the conversation!




146 CDP: How to Gracefully Resign From Your Job

There are lots of really good reasons why resigning from a job in a professional and graceful way is a good idea. You maintain your reputation, your dignity and your relationship. Find out what to do before, during and after resigning in this podcast episode...and find out also who Garth Vader is and why he's SO darned cute!

Duration: 00:28:58

145 CDP: Career vs. Relationship: Can You Have Both?

You might say, it depends on your career-choice, and what choices you make in your life. Join Jenn and guest Jurgen Schmechel, a relationship coach with loads of corporate experience, as we talk about how to do both well.

Duration: 00:38:52

144 CDP: 7 Mistakes That Will Derail Your Goals

Goal-setting is something I think everyone should do, and surprisingly, lots of people actually don't. (I'm not talking about New Year's resolution-style either...I mean goals of every kind for all sorts of areas of your life.) When you do get around to actually setting a goal..what happens next? Often, the goals are "derailed" by our own mistakes. In this episode, I walk you through 7 mistakes that commonly appear when you decide to do something…when you set a goal, whether it’s a career...

Duration: 00:30:52

143 CDP: Overcoming Overwhelm

Overwhelm is that feeling you have when you just want to get off the spinning world for a while…when there is too much to do and you don’t want to do any of it…when it’s too much that it paralyzes you and you spend time procrastinating because there is too much to do that you don’t know where to start. Have you ever experienced this? You can experience overwhelm when your work life and your home life are too full, when you feel the pressure to perform or when you are a perfectionist and...

Duration: 00:27:24

142 CDP: Finding Your Laser Focus

What is Laser Focus? I’m not sure when this term first came into my awareness…but it’s been around for a while now, for about 5 years or so anyway, and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain: the idea behind the term "laser focus" is that you focus in on something with the same intensity as how a laser points its beam at one small point and how all its energy is aimed at that one point and nowhere else. That’s what laser focus means. How can it be helpful? There are...

Duration: 00:21:57

141 CDP: 8 Ways to Make the Most of Every Day

Make the Most of Your Every Day. Some days just fly by...or zoom by...or crash by, and when asked, "did you have a good day?", I don't know how to respond. Has this happened to you? Other days are magnificent. Not in a "that was the most awesome, life-changing experience" kinda way, but in the way that I end them feeling satisfied, accomplished, and full of gratitude for how it went. I want more of those. You probably do too. In this podcast episode, I offer 8 steps to help you make...

Duration: 00:17:07

140 CDP: 11 Signs It's Time to Find a New Job

In this SHORT episode, I give you eleven signs that might mean you would be wise to start looking for a new job. These 11 signs are not the only ones, but they are good indicators that all is not well and that you might want to take some time to reflect on what is going on.

Duration: 00:15:18

139 CDP: Introspect...How Journaling Can Benefit Your Career

In today's episode, guest author and workshop leader Diana Mohrsen shares her love of journaling and talks about how it can be good for you to get introspective in the midst of a busy working life. Journaling can give time to think, and to pause, and to release tension and explore questions. She talks about how at the end of a journaling session, she finds she has discovered wisdom she says must come "from somewhere beyond me!" The act of journaling can help you set career goals and ask...

Duration: 00:26:26

138 CDP: Attitude in the Workplace

What kind of attitude do you default to in the workplace? If it's less than positive and professional, you could be doing your career a disservice. In this episode I tell a story or two, and I talk about attitude in general, what benefits and pitfalls there are involved, how humility, gratitude and generosity can advance your career, and how a willingness to learn is vital.

Duration: 00:28:45

137 CDP: Cliches, Slang & Fillers: How to Sound More Professional at Work

Sometimes, we don't know what we sound like. Now, as a podcaster, I have the unfortunate experience of having to edit my shows, meaning I have to listen to myself ALL the time, and so I know very well that I say "you know" too much and that I have not yet eliminated the dreaded "ummmm". However! There are often words and phrases and filler sounds that we use that take away from our speech...that cause us to sound less professional than we might want to. I'm here to help. In this podcast...

Duration: 00:34:44

136 CDP: Relating and Communicating with Guest Alan Alda

Award-winning actor and author Alan Alda has been using his acting skills to change the world...literally, by helping others do their jobs more effectively. Through the use of specific improvisational training, he and the organizations he has helped to found have allowed thousands to communicate their ideas and their work to others more effectively and efficiently. His most recent book "If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on my Face", was published in June of 2017, and is a...

Duration: 00:36:17

135 CDP: How Volunteer Work on Your Resume Could Get You the Job

Something I learned recently is that applicants themselves seem to dismiss or diminish the importance of volunteer work when considering what to include on a resume. There was a 2016 Impact Survey done by Deloitte in the Us that says only 30% of applicants in the survey bother to include volunteer experience on their resumes, which is really surprising given that the same survey said that hiring managers highly valued volunteer work on a resume. Join me as I explore why and how volunteer...

Duration: 00:23:37

134 CDP: When Existing Doors Aren't Opening, Make Your Own

Marilyn's story of reinventing herself at age 50 is an inspiration to anyone looking to change careers or embark upon new adventures. Her advice? If there isn't a door there already,make your own! Join us in this wisdom-filled conversation as Marilyn shares her books, her story and how she is passionate about hearing yours.

Duration: 00:36:16

133 CDP: 10 Top Workplace Distractions and How to Manage Them

Workplace distractions are many and what distracts one person might not bother the next. The problem with what does distract is that it can result in reduced productivity, reduced quality of work, and reduced morale when you feel that you aren't getting done the things you want or need to get done. In this episode, we look at 10 of the top distractions and how to manage them so that you get your work done, stay focused and feel good about what you accomplish in a day. Tune in!

Duration: 00:29:29

132 CDP: How to Strategically Negotiate a Raise

Negotiating a raise can feel like a scary prospect. You might have little or no experience in negotiations, and feel ill-equipped to even try, but you don't have to be an expert to get good results. The secret sauce is: you have to prepare, and what I share with you in this episode is how to do just that. Tune in!

Duration: 00:25:48

131 CDP: How to Use Conscious Communication to Advance Your Career

What does it mean to use what author and CEO Mary Shores calls "Conscious Communications" and how can this practice benefit your career advancement? Are the very words you are using to describe yourself blocking you from realizing your dreams? Join me in this longer Communication Diva Podcast episode where Mary and I talk about exactly that.

Duration: 00:43:22

130 CDP: 9 Reasons Why You Didn't Get the Interview

Well, there are lots of reasons that you maybe didn't get the interview that are well beyond your control. For instance, maybe they already had someone in mind and the whole job posting thing was just a formality. It happens. However! There are many reasons you might not have been called that ARE within your control. I share 9 of them in this podcast episode. Tune in!

Duration: 00:20:52

129 CDP: 25 Easy Ways to Go "Green" at Work

Is it easy to go "green" at work? I think so. It can be a case of the whole workplace taking this challenge on, or maybe it's just you doing your part...but truly, any kind of action toward lessening your impact on this earth will help the collective whole. And we are all connected. Learn what you can do to be more green, or more environmentally conscious in your workplace with this list of 25 ideas.

Duration: 00:29:21

128 CDP: The 11 Habits of Happy, Productive and Healthy People

We all want to be happy, healthy and productive. While it might be nice to think there is a secret formula to getting these things, there isn't. (Sorry to disappoint you!) What there is though is a list of habits that are common to people who claim to be happy, healthy and productive. Join me in this podcast episode where I coach a little and share 11 of the most common habits that you can start working on today, to get yourself heading toward being one of those very people.

Duration: 00:25:12

127 CDP: How to Be More Assertive (2.0)

In today's episode, I was thinking about assertiveness particularly in the workplace and also for the job search…the time around getting into the workplace…when you are looking for a job and going through interviews and communicating with recruiters and possible employers. In this episode: I want to do three things: benefits What Being More Assertive Can do For You Becoming good at being assertive can reduce stress and make for a more harmonious work life (and home life too!) Becoming...

Duration: 00:29:03

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