Having better conversations

Feb 23, 2018 | Treasure Ransom | @transom

As a new employee, it is important to share ideas, listen to other’s ideas, and have meaningful conversations with your colleagues and supervisor.

According to Celeste Headlee, host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s On Second Thought, “You want to enter every conversation assuming that you have something to learn.” A famed therapist, M. Scott Peck, says, “True listening requires a setting aside of one’s self, and sometimes that means setting aside your personal opinion. Sensing this acceptance, the speaker will become less and less vulnerable and more and more likely to open up the inner recesses of their mind to the listener.”

For more great information on how to have meaningful conversations, watch Celeste Headlee in her TED Talk “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation."

 

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