Emotional reactions happen at work all of the time. However, if you can defuse or de-escalate the energy in your emotion (by venting or working-through, for example, in private), you are then better positioned to negotiate successfully and get what you would like.
Complimenting the people you work with for things big or small is free, easy and feels great (for both the giver and recipient)! It also pays huge intrinsic dividends and sets a healthy example.
Effective listening is so important in the workplace for connecting with colleagues and maintaining relationships. However, don't underestimate how taxing it is for your brain. To listen patiently without interruption and to give the other person lots of space to speak is incredibly difficult. Yet, honing this skill is very worthwhile and powerful.
The Workplace Weekly Tips Series is focused on healthy workplace functioning and professional development. All material is authored by Cori Lambert unless explicitly stated otherwise. Authentic Consulting and Counselling is located in West Perth, Greater Perth Area.