How to Talk Politics with the Other Side

How to Talk Politics with the Other Side

You’ve probably had something like this happen to you: a friend, co-worker, or family member tells you about their political views or their opinions about a hot-button topic. You quickly realize that your views or opinions are squarely on the opposite side of the...
The Eyes Have It: Making Eye Contact

The Eyes Have It: Making Eye Contact

The man who worked at the hotel was saying nice things – “It’s been great getting to know you and your family, I hope you’ve enjoyed your time here, my team and I wish you all the best.” He was smiling. His tone was pleasant. His body language was open. So...
Say “Yes, and”

Say “Yes, and”

Ever feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending disagreement with someone? You want to move forward. You want to make progress. You want to make a decision that works for you both. And yet, you feel like you’re on opposite sides and going nowhere fast. Maybe “Yes, and”...
Having Tough Conversations

Having Tough Conversations

Do you dread having tough conversations? A close friend of mine told me about a conversation she needed to have with her mother-in-law. Grandma was giving my friend’s children overly expensive and elaborate gifts for major occasions like birthdays and Christmas, while...
Enjoy the Silence

Enjoy the Silence

How do you feel about silence? If you’re like most of us, silence makes us uncomfortable. In our daily lives, we’re inundated with sound. I recently found myself waiting for my car at the local mechanic, and I was amazed at the amount of sound in the lounge area....
Communication Dangers: A Hidden Threat

Communication Dangers: A Hidden Threat

There are some communication dangers you want to avoid. And sometimes, they’re sneaky and lurking just out of sight. For instance, you may be thinking everything is going swimmingly in a conversation. Meanwhile, a hidden danger lurking just below the surface...