How Do Your Empathic Listening Skills Stack Up?

How Do Your Empathic Listening Skills Stack Up?

For many of us, listening is the communication skill we use the most. In fact, research suggests we spend about 55 percent of our day devoted to listening. Yet, many are lousy listeners especially when it involves listening with an empathic ear. They “hear” what’s said but

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Your People Skills Matter

Your People Skills Matter

Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs of Polished speaks to Podcast Business News Network about the importance of soft skills for professional success. Imbs says our technical skills are important for success but it’s our people skills – our interpersonal skills – that will elevate you to a higher level

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A Heroic Act of Kindness

A Heroic Act of Kindness

An act of kindness is so much more than performing a thoughtful gesture. An act of kindness is  showing respect, it’s helping others, it’s going the extra mile to do the right thing. In our Get Nice with Nancy segment, Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs of Polished shares an extraordinary act

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Get Nice With Nancy: Show Your Co-workers You Care

Get Nice With Nancy: Show Your Co-workers You Care

Like it or not when working a 40-hour work week or more, your co-workers become a big part of your life. In fact, we spend more time with co-workers each week than with our families. And just like with our loved ones, it’s important to build a

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Be Nice to You

Be Nice to You

So often we focus our attention every day on our children, spouse, aging parents, work, and chores, and at the end of the day, we are spent, completely worn out! We’ve done nothing for ourselves and everything for others. As we begin this new year, let’s make

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Social Distancing Etiquette

Social Distancing Etiquette

We’ve been faced with the COVID-19 pandemic for over six months now, and some are following the health guidelines with care while others not so much. Respecting one’s personal space has taken on a whole new meaning. We went from three feet pre-COVID to today’s rules of

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The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness

by Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs Published by ASAP When we are the recipients of an act of kindness, we feel good, we feel happy. Kindness can be a simple, thoughtful gesture that leaves us with a positive feeling. Whether it’s buying someone a cup of coffee, going out

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