Monday, August 26, 2013

Choosing civility

In our office, Rebecca is reading Choosing Civility, by P.M. Forni. The book shares twenty five great rules of considerate conduct, and Rebecca found it a fascinating read. So every few weeks, we've decided to share a few excerpts from Forni's book on our bulletin board. Here's the first one:

Rule #1 - Pay Attention

  • Our first responsibility when we are with others is to pay attention.
  • Each individual has unique communication needs; they're not a colleague, they're this colleague.
  • Attention honors others. It's the opposite of carelessness, indifference, and inertia.
  • All good things come through successful relationships with others.
  • Don't beat yourself up for failing. Praise yourself for trying, and keep on.
  • Remember to pay attention to yourself, especially your feelings. Ignore at your own peril.

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