One of my favorite things to go over with clients is Albert Mehrabian’s 7-38-55 rule of Personal Communication. Which suggests that words only account for 7% of personal communication, while things like the pitch, tone, speed, rhythm and other non-verbal elements dictate the rest of the meaning.
You may have been taught about the Mindful Moment and its usefulness in the workplace; well it also works well around the dinner table and at family gatherings. We’ve all had those holiday functions that we just rather not attend for one reason or another. But instead of having too many eggnogs and burning a few bridges with “that one” relative, take a step back and ask yourself a few questions before further engaging and doing something regrettable.
There’s a great quote floating around social media lately that’s really got me thinking. One of the reasons Bovo-Tighe’s Foundation of Leadership Excellence Model is so successful isn’t only due to its practicality or versatility in the workplace, it’s because it can improve your personal life as well.