Thoughts of the week
When was the last time you can remember someone giving their view, opinion or take on something? Chances are it was quite recent as this happens on a regular basis in many different environments. Was it voluntary? Did you ask them to? Who was it directed towards? How did you react?
Many people respond to this differently. Some ignore, some instantly discredit, some give one word answers, some pretend to agree when they really don’t, some overreact and some don’t know what to say! It’s more important than you think to respond properly or, at least, respectfully. How would feel giving your opinion on something then it’s not acknowledged properly, dismissed or diluted by someones response?
Things to consider when you are next in this position:
- Analyse personalities
- The more often you consider other peoples view points, the more often you’ll be exposed to a variety of different personalities. This will improve your ability to manage more difficult people.
- Building relationships
- When people know you’re listening to them they will respect that even if you have conflicting views.
- Respecting differences
- Conflict is part of human nature, we are never going to agree with each other all the time. You’re ability to respect differences is a key skill to develop.
- Interpret language
- People often use certain words to emphasise meaning. Being able to analyse this accurately improve clarity and save time.
- Reading people
- Body language is often a direct result of emotion. The volume people speak at can also reflect how people feel. Having a good idea of someones mood before they even speak is a powerful asset to posses.
- Emotional regualtion
- The way we feel always changes for multiple reasons. Being sensitive to someones emotional state will make you a better listener.
- Automatic intuition
- The ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning is a key trait for effective leadership and control of certain situations.
- Improving management
- At times there maybe a group of people at the table or in the room, all with very different agendas and reasoning. Being able to manage this effectively whilst keeping order will improve your interpersonal and communication skills greatly.
So whether you are an athlete, executive, specialist professional or a family person, following just some of the above points will help improve the way you see different view points in the future…
Exercise of the week
Dynamic | Strength | Hip Hinge | Banded | A to C | Progressions
- Stiff leg deadlift | Barbell
- Deadlift | Olympic barbell
- Deadlift | Hexbar
- Deadlift | Hexbar | Jumping
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Recipe of the week
Bulgar wheat roast vegetable salad w. grilled chicken
- Place the barley into boiling water then bring down the heat to a simmer. Heat until is cooked through, drain then set aside.
- Chunk up pepper, carrot, courgette, green beans & half cherry tomatoes. Place the chunks on a baking sheet then drizzle with olive oil, chili flakes, seas salt, ground black pepper & mixed herbs. Roast on a medium-high heat for 20-25mins until cooked through.
- Roughly cut chicken into bite size slices. Heat in a pan with a splash of olive oil & mixed herbs. Cook well until brown around edges.
- Mix crushed garlic, fresh lemon juice, wholegrain mustard, honey, olive oil, salt & pepper into the bottom of a large bowl. Whisk together to combine the dressing. Add in the barley and roasted vegetables.
- Plate & serve as in picture with chicken to one side.
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