Why We Make Bad Communication Choices

Episode 168: The Hole in Your Brain You Didn’t Know Was There

Do you suffer from a “brain bias?” We all do. A brain bias is a faulty way of thinking that’s hardwired into every human brain. They’re common to all of us, and they can lead us to make some very bad decisions about the way we communicate.

Episode 168 of The Communication Guys podcast is “Why We Make Bad Communication Choices,” where clinical psychologist Dr. Tom Barrett explains how a brain bias works, and describes 5 common brain biases that lead us all to some bad decisions.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 114.

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The Soft Skills are the Hard Skills

Episode 167: How to Keep the Job You Have or Get the Job You Want

Your current skills allowed you to land the job you have now, but what are the skills that will allow you to hold on to that job in the future? What are the skills that future employers will value most—the skills that will allow some to advance, while others remain stuck where they are?

Episode 167 of The Communication Guys podcast is “The Soft Skills are the Hard Skills,” where The Guys describe 5 increasingly important but commonly neglected business skills that no successful person will be able to ignore.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 102.

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The 6 Rules of Storytelling

Episode 166: Give Your Stories the Power they Deserve

Do you know how to tell a great story? Some do, but the truth is that most do not. Everyone agrees that stories are able to connect powerfully with listeners, but only if you know how to tell your story well.

Episode 166 of The Communication Guys podcast is “The 6 Rules of Storytelling,” where the Guys share 6 commonly overlooked principles that will help you shape and polish your stories for maximum impact.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 123.

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Crucial Conversations

Episode 165: What to Say When Emotions Take Over

Have you ever had a discussion where the stakes were high, opinions varied, and emotions were running strong?

In today’s Communication Guys podcast the Guys interview master trainer Justin Hale from VitalSmarts, the organization responsible for the best-selling book, “Crucial Conversations.” In this two-part interview, Justin explains how you can have a productive discussion even when passions are high.

This episode is a replay of one of our most-downloaded episodes, and was originally released as Episode 76.

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Avoiding Drama in the Workplace

Episode 164: The role you play without even knowing it

When a conflict begins, what role do you naturally play: Victim, Persecutor, or Rescuer?

According to Dr. Nate Regier, a conflict is like a drama that follows a predictable script, and we each play one of three roles in that drama. Only by understanding those roles and refusing to play them can we reduce the drama that comes with disagreement.

Episode 164 of the Communication Guys podcast is “Avoiding Drama in the Workplace,” where the Guys continue their interview with Dr. Nate Regier, CEO of Next Element and author of the book, “Conflict Without Casualties.”

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