Archive for month: December, 2020

The secret to giving a great compliment

Want an easy way to brighten another person’s day? Offer them specific, heartfelt praise, says educator Cheryl Ferguson. We’ve all been on the receiving end of a half-hearted compliment, whether it was a generic “nice work” from a colleague or [...]

The big benefits of small talk

Casual conversations can sometimes lead us to moments of real connection. News director and radio host Kyle Kellams explains how. Small talk is seen by many of us as the cotton candy of conversation: artificial, unsubstantial and ultimately unsatisfying. “How [...]

How to deliver an authentic apology

A simple framework for delivering a short, sincere “I’m sorry,” from criminal defense attorney Jahan Kalantar. Quick question: What’s the worst part of apologizing? A) Working up the courage to admit we were wrong. B) Standing in front of the [...]

There’s a right way to talk about racism with kids — and most white parents aren’t doing it

Although race and racism are at the top of Americans’ public discussions, it turns out that most white parents in the US don’t talk about those issues with their kids. Research on how white parents discuss race with their children [...]

Don’t get fooled or conned again — 5 tactics to look out for

People and businesses routinely use five techniques to get us to do what they want, says presenter and broadcaster Alexis Conran. Here’s how to recognize them. Most of us get fooled or conned on a regular basis. No, we’re probably not [...]

How to tame your inner advice monster

All of you know your advice monster. Somebody starts telling you about something. Even though you don’t really know the situation or the people involved and you certainly don’t have the full context, after about 10 seconds your advice monster [...]

How to ace your next online job interview

COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the way we work — and that includes how we interview for that work. While remote job interviews are nothing new, they’re now the norm as companies grapple with reopening. As we prepare [...]