From the time you wake till you head hits that pillow everything is a negotiation. You negotiate with yourself over oatmeal or a donut. Negotiate with your partner to take out the trash now or tonight. With your co-worker on if you can spare 10 minutes to look over their presentation and give feedback. WithContinue reading “Everything is a Negotiation”
Do you regularly turn the other cheek in conversations? Do you like to be nice and not rock the boat? Do you find yourself regularly sacrificing what you want for others? Or maybe you find yourself on the other side of the coin? Are you dominant in your conversations? Do you make sure and getContinue reading “Assertiveness : Stand Up For Yourself Without Stepping on Anyone”
You want others to care about your message or what you are trying to accomplish, you must build rapport. Fat chance persuading or influencing others without it. And frankly nearly everything you do is about your message or what you are trying to accomplish. There is little we can get done on our own. SoContinue reading “Sincere Connections Through Building Rapport”
We need one another. Almost no one in the modern world can survive completely on their own. There is almost nothing around us that isn’t there, in part, because of another person. We are connected and interconnected. All of that connectivity requires relationships and at the heart of all relationships is trust. In building trustContinue reading “Building Trust : Making Deposits Not Withdrawals”
Improve your skill at listening. Most people feel that listening is important. It’s just that they feel that they are good enough already. Yet, only about 25% of our message is being understood. There is so much noise out there, it’s time to bridge the gap, and improve our ability to listen. Only then can we hope to live in a more connected world.