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You are 'Amy Cooper' & So Am I... Hiring Made Human #12

Hiring Made Human
You are 'Amy Cooper' & So Am I... Hiring Made Human #12
By ConnectedWell Talent Advisors • Issue #12 • View online
I believe the world is a better place when humans do work they love. This is what Hiring Made Human is about – a hub of insight, ideas, playbooks and actionable tips for any and all professionals who have a passion for people over process and re-enthroning the Human in Human Resources. Subscribe here and forward to colleagues who care about people the way you do.
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You Are ‘Amy Cooper’ & So Am I. Now What?
Be Interested, Not Interesting
Here on the corner of my computer screen, I have a little piece of a sticky note with the following on it:
Interested > Interesting
Meaning, being interested is better than being interesting. And, if you’re in the people business, or have any personal relationships that are important to you, this is good advice.
It comes from Mark Goulston, Author of Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.
This is a great book and, for me, has been instrumental in me trying to really deepen some personal relationships as well as going farther to develop connection with the people I work with, both as candidates, hiring managers and as just other great humans I want to know better.
The whole book is interesting. Mark, who trains hostage negotiators, opens the book with a pretty intense confrontation between a man threatening to commit suicide in a mall parking lot. You see two kinds of negotiations take place. The “Hey, you’re in big trouble so put the gun down” kind that we see on TV and a much different approach that diffuses the situation and brings a peaceful resolution — listening.
One challenge I admit that I have in listening better is, well, asking questions. It sounds funny, but I sometimes get stuck just knowing what I should be asking someone!
Do you suffer from the same problem? Luckily, I took some notes for you. From my notebook to yours, find some great questions you can ask anyone to show you are interested on my blog:
Be Interested, Not Interesting | Ask Robert Merrill
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*sigh*
*sigh*
Ask me anything. I dare you!
My instagram isn’t @askrobmerrill for nothing!
Got a question? A comment? Some solid, down-to-earth feedback?
Go on. I’m listening.
Find me here, find me there. I’m everywhere!
@hiringmadehuman | twitter | robert@connectedwell.com
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