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Two Skills to Increase Connection in 2020

How to better connect and hear your colleagues

There’s one quality that can immediately improve both your personal and professional life: Connection. Matthew Lieberman, author of "Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect," has provided the research: Humans need connection as much as they need food and water.

Connection brings better health, higher productivity, and increased motivation. The desire to connect is at the core of what it means to be human. Here are two simple ways to dramatically improve your connectivity no matter what your title or role.  

See with super vision
We all crave being truly seen, yet often we fail to see others. When all we see is someone’s age, religion, political affiliation or gender, we miss the mark and only see categories that serve to separate us. It’s easy to see other people as just cogs in a wheel. Employees are just there to get the job done. The waitress is there to bring our food, the cashier is there to get you out of the line quickly. Your child is there to make you a proud parent.

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