Men Think This Habit Is a Sign of Success. Women Think It’s a Sign of Insecurity

Business Communication

There is one habit which is meant by men to be a sign of strength, but women perceive it quite differently. That habit is bragging. There are three alternatives to telling us how great they are that men can use while still being able to make a good impression:

For example, men should listen more than talk:

I was once sitting next to a couple on a first date at a dinner in Palo Alto. I watched as the guy talked and talked, volume rising, and the woman didn’t say a word. When she went to the restroom, I intervened, suggesting he start asking questions. He did, and I bet they had a second date.

It’s so important to ask about our day, our interests, our thoughts and dreams. Show others that you value their opinions and empathize with another’s concerns. A good rule is the 70/30 rule: you talk 30 percent of the time, the other talks 70 percent (particularly as a man talking with a woman).

To learn about the other two alternatives, please click here to read the entire article!


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9 Ways Happy People Balance Work and Life

Work Life Balance

There are nine simple steps people can take to get closer to a happier, more balanced life.

For example, employees should set boundaries at work:

Once you know what you want, you have to set expectations in the workplace to achieve these goals. Maybe you’re home early three afternoons a week, but you’re available during certain hours after the kids go to bed.

Decide what types of situations you really need to respond to and learn how to say “no” and delegate more to your team. Another option is creating a job-share with coworkers.

To learn about the other eight steps, please click here to read the entire article!


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7 Secrets to Stopping Fights and Conflicts on Your Team

Team Management

There are seven easy ways managers can stop culture clashes before they hurt business.

For example, managers should do their homework:

Study up on cultural nuances so that you know expectations and habits. For example, in my experiences, many Japanese like to have printed presentations to follow along as you speak.

To learn about the other six recommendations, please click here to read the entire article!


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