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We All Say “Um,” “Like,” and “You Know” Too Much. Here’s How to Stop.

The golden management tip of the dya hinges on the abuse of such expresisons by lots of people.

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When Working Across Cultures, Understand What Silence Means

Today’s golden Management Tip from HRB gives content to some of the empty statements you read around about cultural differences. For example, did you know that:

  • several cultures do not make questions publicly after a meeting?
  • You can say yes by shakig your hands in Bulgaria and nodding in the US?

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Don’t Let One Person Dominate the Conversation in a Meeting

The golden management tip of the day on how to manage chatty colleagues and those being cut out from a meeting:

  • to avoid monologue, make clear upfront that you would want everyone to intervene and contribute;
  • if you’re interrupted, shoot a “(..)I wasn’t quite finished. I’d like to complete my comment, and then I’d love to hear your thoughts (..)”

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Do You Retain Enough of What You Read?

Management tip of the day: reading is not remembering.

To solve memory fatigue and efforts you can:

1- gett deeper into a topic for a longer time span, in order to get further familiar therwith;

2- take time to re-consider what you have just read. Think of titles, purpose and outcome;

3- take a break from reading; too much consuming may not be always efficient.

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Going on Vacation? Try Somewhere New.

Interesting management tip of the day from HRB: when planning your holiday, do not go to the same usual place you know but try something new. Research demonstrates that experience discomfort and learning how to handle it renders people more open towards novelties (circumstances, people and experiences) and ultimately with colleagues and clients.
Experiencing other cultures, having international friendships as well as studying languages are all linked to unconventional problem solving skills.

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