Hi all! It’s Friday. Hence, here is your weekly dose of hmx-weekly, a list of what I’m enjoying, pondering, or working on. Enjoy.
This is Susan Cain on how extroversion became a cultural ideal, the myth of charismatic leadership, and much more. I’ve read this book years ago. I’m relistening at the moment. Worth it, even a second time.
The two first breaths are the hardest. It’s all downhill from there. But we need people to take those first breaths.
Extensive piece on how “practices that help us both slow down and speed up—in ways that complement each other— can help shift the paradigm from stress and survival to excitement and vitality”.
People who get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia […]. REM sleep is the sleep stage when dreaming occurs.
I’m not sure if I’d back this up. But I like the statement made.
If you’re able to show that you can manage your emotions (especially when everyone else is losing their cool), collaborate with a variety of people, listen well, and offer constructive feedback, you’ll be way ahead.
As someone cold-calling potential customers for a few months now I’ve liked these ideas on negotiating across cultures. What get’s you to yes in one culture get’s you to no in another. “Downgraders” and “Upgraders” can be helpful cues.
This video argues you’d have adapt the extent to with you show emotions, and how confrontational you are in negotiations. Moreover the video differetiates between two kinds of trust, and how it effects conversations, and negotiations.
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