Communication Talk, Tips, News & Short Stories
Here we keep our Tips, News, Short Stories, for you to discover. Look around, enjoy and share what you like with your friends, colleagues and relatives.
Sometimes we get so caught up in naming behaviours that "need improvement" that we forget to celebrate a job well done. Even seemingly simple accomplishments like a conversation, a meeting, or a team interaction that went especially well are worth
The Blame Game
We've all played the blame game at work, that game of who is at fault - you or someone else - for what isn't right about a situation. It's easy to play the blame game because it is
You don't need to wait until you're triggered, upset, or angry to practice self-empathy or silent empathy. The more you practice, the more natural and automatic empathy will feel, so take advantage of the many opportunities that the workplace offers:
Last week's tip explored the value of using self-empathy to help you approach a difficult conversation from an intention of connection, rather than defensiveness, anger or pain.
In the interest of efficiency, productivity and teamwork, do you ever force yourself to talk through a conflict or encounter with a colleague before you're ready? You might think talking it through is the best way to defuse your anger
The workplace can be a feeding ground for conflict. The difference between a workplace that leaves you triggered and reactive, and one that stimulates outstanding relationships and productivity starts with knowing your triggers.
Do you find you have trepidation about using NVC at work? Fearful that co-workers will wonder why you're talking so strangely? Your fear may become a chicken-or-the-egg challenge where you ask, "How do I get the skills if I'm afraid
Are you ambitious? Have you found yourself impatient to fully incorporate your new NVC skills into your workplace communication so you can start seeing results?
Learning to ingrain the basic distinctions of NVC at a deep level requires a reprogramming
Have you ever found yourself in a repeat pattern of dissatisfaction in your work relationships? Do you long for improved productivity or synergy with your team, or in the level of support or respect you receive from your boss or
Once upon a time, there was a man who always walked around with a brick in his hand. He’d decided that every time anyone got him angry enough, he would bean him in the head with the brick. It was
I can’t do it, “I told him. “I can’t.”
“Are you sure?” he asked.
“Yes. There’s nothing I’d like more than to be able to sit down with her and tell her how I feel. But I know I can’t do that.”