PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Hard Truth About the Soft Skills

Episode 46: Do you have the job skills recruiters are really looking for?

The skills that will allow you to land the job of the future—or keep the job you have today—are not what you might think.

Today’s top recruiters are looking for character as well as competence. They not only want to know if you can do the job; they want to know if you possess the “soft skills” that will allow you to fit into their corporate culture and engage with your colleagues in a positive, productive way.

In this episode, the Guys begin to discuss the soft skills: what they are, how they’re developed, and why they matter now more than ever.

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Removing Toxic Waste from Your Communication

Episode 45: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid when Using Humor

Do your conversations at work or at home often erupt in anger or accusation? You might be attempting to connect in a toxic environment that you created without knowing it.

In this episode the Guys conduct a toxic waste clean-up campaign by identifying 6 common conversational habits that can create an environment of confusion, coldness, and complaint.

The Communication Guys: Saving the planet one connection at a time.

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Who Can Afford to Tell You the Truth?

Episode 41: 5 Ways to Keep Growing While You Succeed

Take a look around you. As a leader, do you find yourself surrounded by people who all have something to gain from you– or something to lose? Those are people who can’t afford to tell you the truth.

Leaders who surround themselves with yes-men are leaders who stop growing. We all need to hear the truth about our shortcomings and areas of needed improvement if we’re to avoid that deadly Performance Plateau.

In this episode, the Guys discuss how seeking out honest criticism is an absolute necessity for leaders who are committed to keep growing and maturing in life and business.

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How to Get the Most from Your Family Vacation

Episode 39: 5 Tips for a Getaway Everyone will Enjoy

Did you ever return from a family vacation feeling like you need a vacation? Trust us, you’re not the only one.

Maybe you were hoping for action and adventure, while another family member brought six novels to read. Or maybe you were hoping for some good conversation and deeper connection, but someone spent the whole vacation on Facebook.

How do you plan a family vacation that everyone will enjoy? In this episode, the Guys give you five helpful tips to turn your vacation expectations into reality.

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What Every Body is Saying, Part 2

Episode 38: More Communication Lessons from an FBI Agent

Joe Navarro is a difficult man to fool. As a former interrogation expert for the FBI, he learned to read the nonverbal clues that can reveal whether a suspect has something to hide.

In the second of a two-part episode, Special Agent Navarro breaks down the human body part-by- part and describes the ticks and tells that each part of the body unconsciously employs. He then explains how to read those tells in other people, and how skilled communicators use them to their own advantage.

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