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Ep67: Get along with co-workers. Communicate better.

people culture personalities

 

In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the story of a student client who didn't understand why his friends didn’t take his advice and why he struggled to build relationships with team members. Through coaching, he learned how his extroverted personality traits influenced his communication style.

 

Highlights

[02:15] 🎙️ The client, a student, sought career coaching to understand why his friends didn’t take his advice and why he struggled to build relationships with team members.

[05:18] 🎙️ The client realized that his extroverted personality caused him to focus more on talking than actively listening, leading to ineffective communication.

[10:45] 🎙️ As a thinker, the client appeared transactional and focused on problem-solving, which hindered his ability to connect with others and understand their perspectives.

 

Key Insights

[02:15] 💡 Active listening and understanding personality traits are crucial for effective communication in the workplace.

[05:18] 💡 Extroverts should learn to balance talking and listening to ensure effective communication and understanding.

[10:45] 💡 Thinkers should focus on building connections and actively listening to others to avoid appearing transactional and improve relationships.

 

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