Fake Talk and low productivity go hand in hand. Have you ever felt you were painstakingly clear in communicating goals, the details of a project, or some other critical endeavor, only to realize that one (or all!) of your team understood something completely different? The problem is, it happens to the best of us so it is critical to continually improve our communication skills. In this episode of the Manager Mojo Podcast, learn what John Stoker, author of Overcoming Fake Talk: How to Hold REAL Conversations that Create Respect, Build Relationships and Get Results says about fake talk and how it hinders your results and effectiveness as a manager and leader, and how real conversations can turn that around.