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How to Help Someone Change Their Mind

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What do you do if you are caught in a situation where someone won’t see things from your point of view?

Maybe they stick doggedly to their own position, as in a disagreement or conflict, or maybe they are simply unable to see things from another perspective.

It has taken me a long time to learn to let others live their lives in the way of their choosing, without getting upset when they won’t see it my way.

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How To Be Happy (Yawn)

History has taught us many things, they say. It’s probably more accurate to say that throughout history we have been able to teach ourselves a lot of things.

Except, that is, in the two things where it matters most.

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Workplace Relationships Count for a Lot

workplace relationships

Human relationships are like an organisation’s DNA. Healthy and robust relationships make for stronger and more successful companies. The quality of the relationships affects everything from levels of motivation and trust to overall performance. Poor working relationships, on the other hand, are huge contributor to under-performance, unnecessary running costs, staff turnover and more.

Despite the vital importance of how people interact at work peoples’ relationships in most organisations get no attention, until something goes wrong.

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When Someone Hurts You

Make no mistake, words can hurt you. Despite the “sticks and stones” incantation that many of us hear from an early age, words can be lethal. People can and do say hurtful and destructive things. But to be effective any insult or put-down must find its mark. Even the most wounding remark is harmless until it finds its target.

As someone once said, “In order to get your goat they must first find your goat.” My advice? Move your goat.

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Complaining is Viral Misery

Have you ever wondered about auditory pollution? Probably not, but the sounds and noise we allow ourselves to be subjected to affect us, whether we like it or not.

The blurb to this TED Talk by Julian Treasure emphasises communication, but there’s an equally important message about personal wellbeing.

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