Understanding Maslow to Understand Each Other

It is important to have a common framework for understanding each other. Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs allows for this to happen, but we must remember that while our needs may be common, how each person meets them is subjective. It is by sharing specific tangible behaviours that people can begin to understand and create changes to better work together.

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The value of giving thanks

Saying thank you is more than just good manners, it is the act of showing understanding, providing recognition, and acknowledging another persons actions. These combined help demonstrate respect and show a person that you care. This helps to strengthen relationships.

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Reframing in a troubled time.

Reframing is the art of turning a problem into a forward looking action plan. With all the challenges we see in the world it is too easy to focus on complaining about the problem without working on making things better.

Here are a few reflections on reframing for today’s insight.

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A little goes a long way

Take the time to think about the behaviours that lead for you to have a memorable encounter with a person or place. Think about how someones first few words and actions set the tone for success or failure.

How does this impact how you can lead by example, but also if you are representing something besides yourself, how does it impact for a positive reputation and credibility boost?

In this insight a personal anecdote to illustrate about how a little time and good communication can change how a person interacts with you, your space, and sets them up for success going forward.

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Communicate with intent

When we take a moment to center ourselves to communicate with intent, we demonstrate respect, recognition and a openness to understanding that will help facilitate forward looking dialogue.

When people are able to communicate in an environment that is safe, at a time when their basic needs like being nourished and well rested, and with time for the conversation, and with awareness of what the conversation is about, we set a stage for forward looking positive communication.

Have a read to find out more about the benefits of communicating with intent.

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It's not you, it's me.

When faced with difficult conversations we need to take the time to recognize how our own feelings and opinions can sabotage us from being effective communicators. In this insight we discuss a bit on why this is and how we can begin to change this.

So the next time you are having a challneging conversation, remember, it’s not you, it’s me.

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