Category: Self-Awareness

How To Find The Cure For Defensive Communication

“One reduces the defensiveness of the listener when one communicates that one is willing to experiment with one’s own behavior, attitudes and ideas.”- Jack R. Gibb PhD – A pioneer in humanistic psychology Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Loved

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How To Find the Rhythm in the Communication Dance

Find The Rhythm (Lyrics by Larry S. Warfield) LarrySWarfieldMusic.com When a man loves the work he does, it’s a wonderful joy it brings. Not just mastering tools, or remembering rules, or just doing the same old thing It goes much

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How Too Understand Why ‘HE’ Just Does Not Get It

Men engage the world in a hierarchical social order, “one-upmanship”, whereas, women approach the world as one in a network of connections for intimacy. Photo by Daniel Mingook Kim on Unsplash Mark stood at the kitchen counter making his lunch

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How Empathy Comes To the Rescue

Developing empathy and becoming an Empathic Listener is learning to act, be, and care about others, as well as, learning to control and understand our own emotions. “Mark, would you please take me to the office to get my car?”

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How Not To Be the Listener Who Fakes It

The manner in which you stand, listen, gaze and move, tells the person you are communicating with how attentive you are, if you are being honest, and if you care or not. –  Anthony Madani   Image by MoteOo from

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How to Hear What People Are Really Saying!!

“To be a great listener requires patience, focus, awareness, and most of all it requires us to set aside our own agenda.” – Matthew Kelly, The Culture Solution Image by Pexels from Pixabay Not Listening Ted, from the motor pool

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How To Help Without Helping

  Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay “Not everyone with a problem needs you to solve it. Sometimes all a person needs is to feel like they’ve been heard. Listening without judging can be more effective than injecting your opinions

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Most of Us Don’t Know How To Listen

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Steven Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Photo by Mimi Thian on Unsplash Worst Day Possible My day was one

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When You Do What You Really Don’t Want To Do

Great journeys begin with one small step.  In the journey of life, learning to say “No” is that small, but necessary step. Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash Burt was the kind of guy that everybody liked. You could count

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You Are What You Do – Not What You Say

A person’s word is directly linked to their honor, trustworthiness, and integrity. If someone’s word is their bond, they always keep a promise. Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash I like to say, “Words are Cheap. It’s your behavior that

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