Year: 2018

Giving blood? Can build trust and teamwork??

The act of going together, and being vulnerable together, builds trust. And trust, as we have talked about before – is the fundamental component of an effective team. Vulnerability is key here; the willingness to show a more real, authentic, honest side of yourself.

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When we communicate in real life, we can read the situation – and we (hopefully) adjust our approach according to the cues that we are picking up. If we see that the other person is getting flustered or annoyed by what we’re saying, we might choose to take another tack. Or perhaps pursue it again another day.

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the power of self-reflection

It’s interesting what the HBR article says around why people don’t take the time to do this..The usual excuse is a lack of time, but often it’s because we don’t want to see what is already there.  The reality is that it is rare that anyone else is going to do this for you. Definitely a case of what you put in you get out.

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Some ways that nice people do conflict

What I love about an approach like Dr Bradberry has suggested is that if you know that conflict isn’t really your thing – you can try some of these out. You can practise. Almost always that will be better than remaining passively silent or losing it to aggression.

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Why do assholes get ahead?

If you don’t want that sort of behaviour to be part of your culture – ultimately – you need to make a decision to do something about it. It’s unlikely the asshole is going to come to that conclusion of their own volition and just suddenly change.

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