This question from one of my readers is an especially sensitive one: Dear Melissa, At a group meeting, a younger man told an inappropriate joke of a sexual nature.
With the onslaught of media about sexual harassment and abuse, I want to make sure women (and girls) have the language skills they need to stay in control during uncomfortable
Men and women communicate differently. Of course, personality matters and no two people are the same. But overall, I’ve noticed that these differences between the sexes can have a significant
This blog is first in my series about Healthy Communication Ghosting: The act of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. In
It’s tough to communicate effectively when emotions are running high. And knowing how to deliver bad news — without making things worse — is especially difficult for most people. Whether it’s
Ask any manager what the hardest part of their job is and she or he will probably tell you: It’s managing the personalities and the interpersonal conflicts of their team.
To a meaningful extent, corporate cultures are suffering the ill effects of today’s rampant negativity. As another respondent expressed it: “I am fortunate to work where there is a culture
Based on the 17 years I’ve worked with executives, I can tell you there are three areas in which men and women differ in their communication styles—and that they can
Everyone enjoys a good joke, right? Unless, of course, you happen to be the butt of the joke, then it’s not nearly as much fun. Let’s face it: Words can
Yes, the truth can set you free. And being real always feels right. But a no-holds-barred attitude on expressing every emotion we feel is not what authenticity is about. Rather,