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Team Building: How Do You Actively Participate on Teams?

Sometimes we don’t feel like participating in team meetings. At times we feel ignored or inadequate. This is what I think, if we are going to be attending a team meeting, we may as well participate.

There are four key components to actively participating on teams. The first one is to maintain or enhance the self-esteem […]

Team Building: How Do You Actively Participate on Teams?2016-12-28T16:51:41-05:00

How Does the Self-Concept Develop?

How does the self-concept develop?

One of the sources of self-concept is based upon our experiences. Think about the years you were growing up. What did you read? What did you watch on TV? What were the topics of discussion? What did you talk about? Who were your friends? What are your memories concerning your neighborhood? […]

How Does the Self-Concept Develop?2016-12-28T16:51:41-05:00

Why don’t we listen?

People do a lot of listening, to smart phones on the way to work, to coworkers in meetings, and to casual conversations. Sometimes it’s hard to continue listening attentively.

There are a number of reasons why we don’t listen.

Sometimes we suffer from something called message overload. Given the amount of speech most of us encounter everyday, […]

Why don’t we listen?2016-12-28T16:51:43-05:00

Why would I want to listen?

There is good reason to listen, and there are five reasons why we listen, and it has a big impact on how we respond.

The first reason we listen is to advise and evaluate. We respond by saying something like, “ You should…or …you ought to…or…if I were you this is what I would do.”

The second […]

Why would I want to listen?2016-12-28T16:51:43-05:00

Am I not listening?

People are hearing, but may not be listening. There are many types of non-listening behaviors.

Pseudo-listening, where it looks like you are listening, but you are not. It is an imitation of the real thing.

Another is stage-hogging. This is when a person, turns every topic of conversation to themselves, instead of showing interest in the other […]

Am I not listening?2016-12-28T16:51:43-05:00
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