If you're interrupted—especially repeatedly—most of us either retreat into silence or get mad and lash out. Neither is a good idea. Here's what to do, instead.
- Let's say you're in a meeting.…You get interrupted, fine.…But a little later, you speak up and get interrupted again.…If that keeps up, most of us are likely…to go in one of two directions,…either retreating into silence…or getting mad and lashing out.…The frustration is understandable,…but as you can imagine, neither reaction is a great idea.…Here's what to do instead.…First of all, it's useful to step back and ask yourself,…why are you being interrupted?…Sometimes people are rude.…
They're not really listening to you,…or they're so eager to talk, they don't care…what anyone else is saying or doing.…But other times, interruptions can actually be…a sign of interest and engagement.…If they're interrupting to ask for more details…or with a clarifying question,…that can actually be a good sign.…They care about the topic and wanna learn more.…Another useful thing to look at,…is whether you're being interrupted…by just one person or by lots of people.…If it's the latter, it may just be your company culture,…which is not a great thing,…
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- Communicating with your colleagues
- When to use the phone or send an email
- Interpreting nonverbal cues
- Asking your boss the right questions
- Knowing when to listen and when to speak
- Communicating in tricky situations
- Handling an interruption
- Responding to critical feedback
- How to communicate as an introvert