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A general purpose answer to questions of the form "How do I get better at X?" is "Do more X." In this case, find ways to practice listening to fast speech in situations that are not quite so stressful as a work assignment. Many mp3 players and media players have a way to accelerate playback. You could find relevant spoken word content (podcasts, for ...


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CareerBuilder has published an article that pretty much addresses your problems. In short: Be proactive in communicating, don't wait for your boss to tell you what's important Spend more informal time around your boss Try to transform your boss relationship into a mentor relationship Be a good employee. Confidence comes with positive experiences --- from ...


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I would suggest making sure you aren't thinking about anything else - no distractions, but really the only real solution is practice. If your colleagues can fully understand him but you can't, my guess is they are either familiar with his accent or dialect, or have spent more time listening to fast speakers. Spend time listening to him and trying to ...


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This seems to be a fairly simple one: have each of the workers create a new email alias that is unrelated to any other email account and which they only use for your project, and then use whichever of the many online collaboration tools you like. Bear in mind, the classic... All you really have to do, is tell your team that you want them to be ...



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