Have you heard of Automatic negative thoughts (ANTs)? You may be familiar with them, without even realising. Nod your head if you experience negative thoughts that pop up without any effort from you at all.
The “power of positive thinking” is a popular phrase but aside from a few moments of good feelings, what do we really gain? Positive thinking can be defined as positive imagery, positive self-talk or being optimistic and its power lies in the benefits it bestows upon our health, life, work and our future.
In today's fast paced environment, pausing to truly listening to others can feel like a drain on our time. But active, effective listening is crucial to our job performance and is key to reducing miscommunication and conflict in the workplace. With a conscious effort we can enhance our listening skills.
For any organisation, effective communication is essential to your team, division and organisation's productiveness and success.
So, why is poor communication so common? We tend think about poor communication as a momentary setback. However, poor communication disrupts business on a fundamental level.