Are you a communications laggard? Thats an industry term to describe professionals who perform well in most work areas but lag behind in their communication skills. If that sounds like you, you're not alone. In fact, a recent report in The Wall Street Journal noted that the single most prevalent reason people fail to advance in their careers is lack of good communication skills.
For people in the middle -- like assistants, who have to serve as liaison between their bosses and other staff members -- this task is all the more important -- and difficult.
There are several signs you can use to spot or gauge whether you or others are blocking the communications process