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.
Learn to recognize what time of the day works for what type of activity for you specifically, and then schedule your day accordingly. Get to bed and wake up at the regular time as much as possible. Routine aligned with your circadian rhythms will work miracles for your productivity.
Take a break. A short, ten to twenty minutes nap followed by face-washing and sitting in a brightly light room with a cup of coffee works the best.
With proper routines and habits, you will stop procrastination and become addicted to getting things done. You will be addicted to the good feeling of achieving what you set to achieve.
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.
Intuition works only in a stable environment so you can learn the patterns. If you are a novice, or the environment is changing then ignore your gut and go with data and algorithms instead.
In the first article of the series, I talked about what things you need to do to enter the negotiation and be successful. Now let’s talk about the importance of understanding the person you are negotiating with. You know what… Read More ›