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Conversing our way to higher productivity!

Conversing our way to higher productivity!

How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it?

An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs.

Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear.

So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly;
To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Too many managers have the mindset that conversations that don’t deal specifically with business are a waste of everyone’s time. Or, they fear that too much familiarity will limit their authority. These are unproductive mindsets:

  • Only a handful of people are like you: Your mix of behavior styles and personal motivations differ from everyone around you. You must assume that how you respond to external demands is NOT how others do it.
  • You cannot properly assess the diverse talent pool you have working for you if you don’t take the time to learn the type of work that most engages the passion of each employee. You gain that awareness by delving into topics beyond the “task at hand.”
  • If you know what best motivates each employee, you can couch assignments in terms that they understand, which takes them up the learning curve faster, and gets them working more energetically, and more creatively. Engaged employees don’t just get the job done, they achieve that goal and then ask “how could I or we have done that better?”
  • If you understand how they prefer to be spoken to, you can vary your own conversational style to mesh with theirs, raising comfort and engagement.

Why should the leader bend his or her own style for each employee, rather than the other way around? The short answer is that it is more efficient. It is the manager’s job to raise employee productivity, not the employee’s job to raise the manager’s productivity! So, it is the manager who has the responsibility to light a passion for achievement in each employee.

Understanding the motivations that drive individual behavior gives you the tools you need to assign tasks properly, explain them more clearly and quickly, and generate more enthusiasm for their accomplishment. This is the path to the aligned, passionate action that will most productively achieve your group’s goals.

Do you see echoes of your own leadership style in this short description? Are you self-aware of behavior styles and internal motivators for each of your employees? If not, why not?

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“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

The Human Aspects of HUET Programs – OPITO Abu Dhabi

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Workplace Zombies that Drag Down Productivity – Beware!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Four Leadership Tips to Make November More Productive

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo Tighe Boosts Productivity by Raising Employee Engagement – Team by Team

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Aberdeen Research Finds Connection Between Employee Engagement and Customer Satisfaction

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

The ROI of Team Engagement – How to Measure?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How Well Do You Grow Future Leaders?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Challenge Negative Mindsets When Pursuing New Ideas

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

A Fresh Start on Performance Reviews: Alere Sets a Great Example

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Generation Xers are Today’s Leaders – Invest in Them

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How Can Your Words Build or Break Trust With Co-Workers?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

The Lemonade of Employee Turnover

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Google Survey Connects Workplace Flexibility to Morale – No Surprise There!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Engagement is a Two-Way Street

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

You Will Not Engage Every Employee – Nor Should You

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Make August Your Personal Rejuvenation Month

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

The Unbiased Opinion is a Myth. Discard It.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Time to Act Civilly at Work? Professor Porath Says It Pays Off.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

When Motivating Employees, Do Words Get In the Way?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How to Sell Senior Executives on the Value of Talent Development

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Temporary Project Teams Need Scaffolding to Work Well

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Be Great to Work With

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

We Love the Energizing Month of May

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

May the Wind be at Your Back this St. Patrick’s Day

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Happy Independence Day

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Celebrating Failure? You Bet! How Else Can You Learn New Stuff?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe Senior Consultant Steve Eddy Honored at the University of Nebraska

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Starts with Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Take the Time to Say Thank You to Those Who Died Defending Us

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership in Public Management

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Time to Rehire Yourself?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Of Lollipops and Leadership

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Dumb Things Bosses Do

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Dumb Things Bosses Do

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Leadership: It all starts with you

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Be the first on your block to re-engage your employees.

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

No One Was Ever Motivated by a Meeting

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

No One Ever Improved by Having Their “Performance Reviewed Annually”

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Meetings That Rock!

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

[caption id="attachment_1067" align="alignright" width="210"]Conversing our way to higher productivity! Conversing our way to higher productivity![/caption] How are you at conversing with coworkers? Do you look forward to it, take it in stride, suffer it, dread it? An article I was reading that was unrelated to our work here at Bovo-Tighe sparked this question. (Find it here.) The article examined how a loan officer can use conversational skills to keep a client’s energy up and engagement high as they work together through the laborious mortgage application process. I saw direct correlations to how leaders use conversation to better engage and energize their staffs. Insight: If most of your work day is spent talking to, texting or e-mailing people, you need to do it well if you want to lead productively! Whether you are carrying on a casual conversation or making a formal presentation to senior management, you need to keep great conversational and speaking skills in gear. So, the art of conversation is one critical factor in a boss’s ability to lead. You have to be comfortable exchanging information and discussing issues person-to-person, and the manner in which you do that can abet or hinder your goal for each conversation.

“At first so strange to feel so friendly; To say good morning and really mean it.”

~John Phillips, The Mamas and the Papas

Are you genuine in your interest in growing your understanding of what makes your people tick? Do casual conversations with team members seem like a distraction from goal accomplishment? Does it seem artificial to express interest in their lives outside of work? Do you think deeper understanding of what makes your employees tick is “nice to have” but has no bearing on productivity?

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