There are lots of “F” words that we’re supposed to avoid in the workplace. Fear. Failure. Flirting. Fighting. And of course, the word to end all “F” words, which I won’t say because I like to avoid an explicit rating! But there’s another F word, and this one we avoid at our peril: Feelings.
Our question this episode: how can we talk about our feelings at work?
My guest today is Melanie Katzman, PhD, author of the forthcoming book, “Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work” (McGraw-Hill, Oct 22, 2019). Melanie offers us some quick and easy ways to create more connection in the workplace by embracing our feelings and emotions, rather than avoiding them. We also discuss the art of asking for and receiving an apology, and strategies for moving forward with a vision or project when your colleagues aren’t on the same wavelength.
Dr. Melanie Katzman is the author of CONNECT FIRST: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work (McGraw-Hill; October 22, 2019). She is a business psychologist and consultant to the world’s top public and private companies, government agencies and nonprofits. She is the founder of Katzman Consulting and a founding partner of the social enterprise Leaders’ Quest. Katzman was a Senior Fellow at The Wharton School’s Center for Leadership and Change Management and cocreated/hosted the show “Women@Work” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
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