Productivity Coach’s Corner: The Pause Before

With a pause before we speak, we often think bigger and share more transparently as a team.

As we continue to respond to COVID-19, many of us still meet virtually more than before. A lesson I learned working from home was to increase my awareness of the present. While I was teaching or meeting up to six hours a day via video, I applied Emotional Intelligence to my video meetings. Specifically, I practiced talking less and noticing more.

I did this by asking us all to pause, write what we were thinking, and then continue the conversation. With a pause before we speak, we often think bigger and share more transparently as a team.

What about you? Have you shared a lesson you learned while working from home?

Jason W. Womack (www.WomackCompany.com) is an author, TEDx speaker, and leadership coach working with organizations as they re-imagine not just how people work together, but the way colleagues both take care of AND challenge each other. His programs help people stress less, focus more, and achieve greater levels of success…as defined by each individual who contributes to the organizational mission. His books can be found at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jason-W.-Womack/e/B005N3257A