Communication

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #9

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #9

Make Yourself Accountable to Others

So you’ve thought through your entrepreneurial idea. Maybe you’ve even done the important work of creating a business and marketing plan; maybe your website is up, and you’re ready to go. Nice! But then those little voices crop up in your “self-talk” – the ones that say you’re not good enough, or it’s too expensive, or it’s too hard.

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #6

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #6

Influence vs. Control

Once you’ve thought through a particular situation and taken the most appropriate action, you have very little (if any) control over the outcome. Entrepreneurs embrace this ambiguity and adjust their behavior to operate from a place of influence, rather than trying to control what they cannot. On the other hand, they understand that if a situation isn't under their control, they exert what influence they have, and then detach themselves from the outcome.

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #4

Entrepreneurial Pro Tip #4

Develop Verbal Flexibility

In the modern global workplace, we deal with a lot of different people from a variety of backgrounds on a day-to-day basis. Men and women; people of different races, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds; introverts and extroverts; the list goes on. Verbal flexibility is the ability to adapt your communication style to the audience you're addressing while staying true to yourself and true to your values.

Your CDW (Culturally Dynamic Workplace)

Your CDW (Culturally Dynamic Workplace)

Race and Identity in the Workplace

While some companies already have “inclusion initiatives” in place, there are additional steps you can take to improve cross-cultural communication in your work environment. By following these five tips, you’ll not only improve your communication skills, but you’ll vastly improve your professional skills as well.