Most of all, don't lose sight of why you're bothering to fight in the first place. If it's worth the energy to make a change in your relationship or voice your opinion, it means you're invested in finding a resolution to the issue.
Have you seen Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's epic movie staring Daniel Day-Lewis? Run -- don't walk -- to your nearest theater. I was particularly pulled in by the way Abraham Lincoln led during such a critical moment in American history.
Perception is reality to the average human. That is deeper than it sounds. It means that every single person has their own version of "reality" or what they would call the "truth" based on their perceptions.
It takes a lot for someone to take a step back, assess what they know and admit that they aren't in a position to make an informed opinion on an issue. Unfortunately, people do not take the time to do this.
It is vital that our ideas move people: a simple idea makes people set priorities; an unexpected idea attracts their attention; a concrete idea is easier to understand; a truthful idea makes people believe; an emotional idea makes people desire; and a good story invites the audience to act.
Our universal longing to feel heard and the profound sense of relief we experience when we feel "felt" by someone speaks to this deep connection of love that transcends the immediate efforts of communication and transforms the intimate exchange into a timeless moment.
In a typical family system there should be a hierarchy of knowledge and power with the parents at the top and the children at the bottom. When it comes to technology, however, often that hierarchy gets turned upside down
When all is said and done, the key to overcoming neediness is to respect your needs for connection instead of fearing them. When you do, the chaos of neediness gives way to the clarity of intimacy. And everyone's happier for it.
Strong relationships in business are imperative, and they are made stronger through regular, face-to-face interaction. When face-to-face isn't possible, business professionals need to look for other ways to make themselves visible.
Yes, I tweet obsessively, I blog passionately, I Skype hilariously, I Facebook impulsively, I Instagram vainly, I text rapidly, and I sometimes do all of these things simultaneously. Yes, the medium is the message, but in 2012 it is MY message.
Delays and disorders of expressive language lead to aggression, fear, isolation and significant frustration. Out of these myriad emotions, a new form of communication emerges, something that is often reminiscent of an ultimate charades fail moment.
Italy has convicted six scientists of manslaughter for not predicting an earthquake that killed 300 people. Consider that maybe that this was a failure of communication, or of transparency, rather than negligence. Not exactly criminal, but out of synch with our age.
I wanted to share some practical one-liners for those times when you are caught off-guard. Many of us feel like a deer in headlights when someone says something insulting, hurtful, or presumptuous, and we have no comeback prepared. Here are some ideas for you.
Over the past several decades, we have all worked very hard at creating Information Age companies. And that has become part of the current problem. It's time to create Communication Age organizations. Unfortunately, many companies are woefully behind.