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Seven ways to have better conversations at work

The ability to have better conversations will serve you well in any workplace environment or organization. By confidently engaging your co-workers, your boss, and even the most senior people you work with, you will be able to build better and more meaningful relationships. And since opportunities are often granted to those who are well-liked and self-assured, improving your conversational skills can be a major factor in your career growth and progress.

Some people come by the gift of gab naturally, but most of us need to make a conscious effort to engage and practise. Which is why I wrote my latest column, published this morning in The Globe and Mail.  In Seven ways to be a better conversationalist at work, I lay out – well, seven — deliberate actions you can take to have better conversations.

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If you’re a paid online subscriber to The Globe, here is a direct link to the column on their site:  And if you’re a subscriber to the print edition, my column is expected to publish there on Wednesday

Well … do you find it easy or difficult to make conversation?  Do you agree that the ability to have better conversations is an important workplace skill?  I’d love you hear more about what you think.  Please add your comments below. 

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