Today's tips for how to communicate more effectively come from Matt Tenney and Tim Gard, authors of the new book, The Mindfulness Edge.
To achieve skillful communication, they recommend you:
- Prioritize listening over talking.
- Speak in ways that are helpful. If you don't have something helpful to say, something that would add value over silence, it's better to say nothing.
- Refrain from offering opinions unless asked to do so or when it is absolutely necessary.
- Be mindful while using electronic devices. Avoid multitasking.