Hi, it's Tina and I'm here with your One Minute Management Tip.

You know how often when we're working together in the office and we say something to someone and either they don't respond or they don't respond correctly and we wonder what's going on with them? You know, or they don't do what we've asked them to do?

Well, let me tell you, I learned something this year at the Summit from Jay Henderson, at realtalenthiring.com. He was doing a lecture on seek to understand and then to be understood. And one of the things that he said that just was like a no brainer was that, you know how we have all that stuff going on in our mind all day long? Like what the kids possibly did last night that really bothered you? Or they didn't get ready for school on time? Or maybe you had a spat with your spouse? Or you know, you trying to figure out what you have to get at the grocery store.

You know, all that noise that goes on in our head all day. Well, we need to remember that that same kind of noise is going on in everyone's head that we work with. Yep. As much as we hear those voices, they're hearing those voices. And so we need to be patient with one another and we also need to make sure that we have been heard.

So, we need to ask them, "Did you hear what I said? Do you understand? Do you have any questions about what I said?" To improve our communication with those that we work with. Because we all have those voices speaking to us all day long.

Well, I hope this gives you some food for thought, and if you have any questions, you can email me at [email protected]. Talk to you soon. Bye.