"I'm Not Here to Make Friends" and Other Missed Connections


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Join me in this fantastic interview with Dr. Melanie Katzman. Dr. Katzman is a business psychologist, advisor, and consultant to the world·s top public and private companies, government agencies and nonprofits. She is the founder of Katzman Consulting, working with private companies, government agencies and nonprofits.

In this episode, we discuss:
⦁ Common disconnects between people
⦁ How we can challenge our assumptions to connect on a deeper level with others
⦁ How to clear any negative energy before approaching someone else
⦁ How to transition from polite small talk to the real agenda
⦁ What can we do to maintain connection with remote workers or when working across timezones
⦁ What happens when you take a hard stance "I'm not here to make friends"
⦁ Dr. Katzman's take on shared office space and how it creates barriers for meaningful connections
⦁ Questions to ask to check-in during one-on-ones
⦁ What to do if you've been disconnected from others at work

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