A Sellout's Samizdat
fastcompany:

Here is Fast Company’s ultimate guide to navigating conversation in the modern workplace.
       - Turn a bad idea into a good idea by asking “why?”
       - Win the mind game.


To harness the power of others’ unconscious brains, kick off every important dialogue with your pearly whites. “If I smile at someone, mirror neurons mimic that behavior. To some extent, that person smiles inside.”


       - Cut the urgency BS. “High Priority” emails will get you no where.
       - Tackle failure. 
Avoid blame.
Ask questions.
Make failure a regular part of conversation.
       - Understand your quiet colleagues. 
       - Explain an idea. 
              - Keep explanations clear and simple. 
What are some other tips for navigating conversation in the workplace?
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Be positive.  Be part of the solution and not part of the problem.  Banish negativity.

fastcompany:

Here is Fast Company’s ultimate guide to navigating conversation in the modern workplace.

       - Turn a bad idea into a good idea by asking “why?”

       - Win the mind game.

To harness the power of others’ unconscious brains, kick off every important dialogue with your pearly whites. “If I smile at someone, mirror neurons mimic that behavior. To some extent, that person smiles inside.”

       - Cut the urgency BS. “High Priority” emails will get you no where.

       - Tackle failure. 

  • Avoid blame.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make failure a regular part of conversation.

       - Understand your quiet colleagues. 

       - Explain an idea. 

              - Keep explanations clear and simple. 

What are some other tips for navigating conversation in the workplace?

Want more from Fast Company on conversations?

[Image: Marekuliasz via Shutterstock][Post: m.cecelia bittner]

Be positive. Be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Banish negativity.

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    Time to practice…
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    Some basics people should know. Especially the bits on “highly important” emails and explaining ideas clearly.
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    Awesome advice. I find that humility is key in any productive conversation.
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    Be positive. Be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Banish negativity.
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    learn something new every day.

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My journalism career sucked, and that ship's headed for the deep anyway, so I sold out. My corporate job is a joke by comparison, but it's fun in many ways to be a drone to capitalism. Here's my story of what it's like to be a sellout - published in modern-day Soviet samizdat style. If my boss knew, I'd get sent to Siberia. And while I'm at it, why not poke fun at the dumb behavior of my former tribe?


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