A Leg Up: The Fine Art and Necessary Practice of Effective Communication at Work
May 24, 2017
Hosted by Alise Cortez, PhD
What is it we do every day at work? We communicate. At its simplest, that’s speaking, writing, and listening. Since we do these things every day and often all day long, you might think we’d be pretty good at them. But it’s not necessarily so! Few professionals take the time and effort to cultivate these talents, and many view them as “soft skills that are nice to have but not critical to success.” Yet professionals enjoy a clear advantage when able to deliver clear and concise messages, whether in writing or speaking. Persuasive communication skills help us get noticed at work and will often distinguish a career in excellence versus mediocrity. Further, listening and communicating to resolve or minimize conflict strengthens us in a leadership role, when part of a team, or in serving clients. In this episode, we’ll talk with a communication expert who will share information, tips, and communication tools that have transformed careers, and are sure to help you.
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Alise Cortez, PhD
Dr. Alise Cortez is affectionately referred to as “The Anti-Undertaker” as she awakens the often otherwise “walking dead” to discover and nurture their passion, inspiration, and purpose in life and at work. She is one part Chief Purpose Officer and Management Consultant specializing in meaning and purpose, and one part Inspirational Speaker, Author, and Radio Host. Having developed her expertise within the Human Capital / Organizational Excellence industry over the last 20 years, today she is focused on enabling organizations to lead from purpose and create cultures of meaning that inspire impassioned performance, energizing engagement and fulfillment, while encouraging a devoted stay within the organization. For individuals, she also facilitates the online Catch Fire global community and various retreats to enable people hungry for a more meaningful and purposeful life to discover and create it for themselves.