At work, we often carefully police what we say. That said, there can be leakage that shows how a colleague really feels about you or your ideas. Here's how to decode that.
- You may have seen TV shows about crime-fighting…psychologists who interpret body language…to find the killer.…Hopefully, you won't interpretive skills for that,…but having a basic knowledge of non-verbal cues…can definitely help you in the workplace in other ways.…Does your boss actually like your idea,…or is she just giving it lip service?…Does your new acquaintance at the networking reception…wanna keep talking with you or split?…Are you right in suspecting that your colleague…may not be so much of a friend as a frenemy?…Non-verbal cues don't reveal everything, of course.…
And there can be misfires or conflicting information.…Maybe you think someone is wrinkling…their nose at you in disgust,…and they're actually just in the middle of allergy season.…But as long as you can take these cues as hints,…or pieces of information,…they can form useful nuggets of data you can compare…against other sources.…And combined, they can paint a far more reliable picture.…Here are a few things to keep in mind.…First, take a look at whether their body language…
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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