You’ve probably realised by now that HardTalk™ is all about communication. We LOVE talking and listening and learning.
The HardTalk™ blog is a forum for us to share useful insights that address common HardTalk™ scenarios and offer advice to make us better communicators and colleagues.
Some of them are written by the HardTalk™ team (Perspiration), drawn from their research and experience, and some are written by people and institutions that we admire (Inspiration) and whose words support why programmes like HardTalk™ are so necessary in the modern workplace.
A fascinating insight into the work of Geert Hofstede and his cultural dimension concepts. Learn more about how the definition of culture affects communication in a diverse workplace – something we talk about a lot at HardTalk! ...read more
Companies of all sizes are wasting billions of dollars every year in the pursuit of leadership training that fails to produce any lasting, or positive, change. This article tells you why and what to do about it. (Just another reason why we worked so hard...read more
We are capable of doing amazing things with our brains, but so often we don’t use them to our full potential. This great article explains how to use your brain’s ‘delete’ button so you can be sharper, clearer and more effective. ...read more
We all negotiate in the workplace. Whether you are more likely to find yourself negotiating who gets the last teabag or the terms of a multi-million dollar deal, these 5, often overlooked, negotiating techniques will make sure you always come out on top....read more
We all have those days when we can harbour ‘less than friendly’ thoughts about annoying co-workers, but a recent study shows that it might be far more valuable to take the high road....read more
As human beings we do badly at managing our emotions. This isn’t our fault. It’s how we’re built. It’s like puppies do badly at managing their bladders. The difference is that puppies are trained to manage their bladders whereas we bumble through life picking up a few...read more