Nothing beats face-to-face interactions when building new relationships. Create at least semi-regular opportunities to get the whole team together and interact in person. For the rest of the time, the richer the media used, the better. Sometimes a voice-only call can be all that is needed. And sometimes, even the dreaded email can get the job done.
Why There Is So Much Online Hate, And How To Stop It In 4 Steps
To stop online hate get out to meet others in person, talk to those different from you to understand their perspectives, promote fairness in social norms, processes, and procedures, and support educational activities giving fair access to education to everyone.
Why Emotional Intelligence Doesn’t Always Work
Emotional intelligence is essential for success, but it may not work for everyone in every situation. The environment and our brain can often prevent even the most emotionally intelligent person from understanding where others are coming from.
Why Silence Is Golden And Speech Only Silver
When you don’t feel the urge to fill any empty space with noise, you become more attentive to your surroundings and yourself. When you speak, be informative, truthful, relevant, clear, and fair in taking turns. Only then will you have a meaningful and helpful conversation with those around you.
How To Negotiate A Fair Salary In 8 Steps
Most things in life are negotiable, and it also applies to salary. The only way to have a good long-term working relationship between you and your employer is to go for a win-win. And that means negotiating fair pay.
Critical Thinking, Frogs And The Boiling Water
Make fact-seeking part of your daily life. Build the habits of critical thinking and checking the data before you rush to conclusions. Stop dramatizing your worldview and see the world for what it is. Not perfect, but getting better.
Zoom Fatigue Is Real And What To Do About It
Video calls can create a feeling of belonging, but they are also a significant drain on your cognitive abilities and lead to stress. Learn to switch the camera off every now and then, and don’t enforce video on from those who are not comfortable with it.
How To Persuade Others In The Post-Factual World
Each of us is most easily persuaded by ourselves. Listen first. Don’t overwhelm others with data. When you speak, ask lots of questions. Provide trustworthy information, and that means introducing nuance and explain that not everything is rosy.
How To Use Mindfulness In Arguments And Decision Making
Communication shouldn’t be efficient. It should be effective. The talking stick is an excellent exercise in both communication and mindfulness. It is inclusive, removes ego, creates respect, and leads to results.
Don’t Let Others Ignore You
Proactive people don’t wait indefinitely and don’t let others to ignore them. They take the initiative and get things done.