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What Great Listeners Actually Do

It’s about more than keeping quiet. Chances are you think you’re a good listener.  People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average. In our experience, most people think good listening comes down to doing three things: Not

When Transparency Backfires, and How to Prevent It

Openness doesn’t always translate into good behavior. Sunlight, as the saying goes, is the best disinfectant. And it’s tempting to think that if we just shine a light on wrongdoing, wrongdoing will go away. Hence when Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal came to light, German chancellor Angela Merkel demanded complete transparency in response. When contaminated meat

Christian Time Management

Time management is a booming business—everyone wants to get more done and control time wasters. But for Christians the need to manage time is even more urgent. by Mike Bennett Time management experts and philosophers are fond of reminding us that our time is our life. Whatever controls our time, controls our life. Most of us

How Asserting Yourself (The Right Way) Can Also Help Your Team | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

 JOHN RAMPTON 06.02.16 5:00 AM Your work isn’t always going to run smoothly, and passive-aggressiveness won’t change that. Instead of simmering in silence or working behind the scenes to get even, asserting yourself can actually make things better. The reason many of us don’t respond to obstacles in the workplace this way, though, is because we