Hillary Clinton faces a challenge not shared by males running for the U.S. presidency. Women are still rare among government and business leaders. Hence, their choices, even seemingly innocuous ones […]
“Never try to teach a pig to read,” the saying goes. “It’s a waste of time and it annoys the pig.” But how do you know when you’re at that point? When does attempting to persuade someone do more harm than good?
As Rolling Stone magazine apologized not once, but twice, for its article last month about a young woman who had allegedly been raped on the University of Virginia campus, we witnessed something rarely seen these days: UVA President Teresa Sullivan, took the high road in responding to the fiasco.
At this time of year social interaction increases, including where many of us work. With pressure to meet year-end goals, tension may be in the air and made worse by more meetings than anyone wants to attend. This climate offers an opportunity to assess if what you say is actually being heard -- to examine when and whether your comments are talked over, interrupted or even ignored.
Scientists have yet to determine exactly how emotions happen, let alone how we differentiate between our experiences of them. University of Connecticut professor Ross Buck, expert in emotion and nonverbal […]
Every person who ventures into the company of others engages in persuasion. Granted, at times it may be annoying to engage in conversation that requires you to develop effective arguments, but if such conversations are on the wane or largely absent, then important relationships can slip toward reliance on manipulation, coercion or even toward a lack of any significant communication at all.