Posted on: December 1st, 2017 by Jen Mueller

It’s the holiday season

So whoop-de-do and hickory dock,

and don’t forget to hang up your sock…

I love being able to listen to Christmas carols and holiday songs on the radio this time of year, but I cannot get that song out of my head! It’s driving me nuts!

I can’t be the only one. What holiday song keeps rattling around in your head?

Here’s something else that can get stuck in your head: arguments, harsh words and things you didn’t mean to say – especially around family and friends. It’s one of there reasons I posted 5 Ways to Disagree Like an Adult last month. Among my favorite tips – Respond Instead of React You’re not on a gameshow. The first person to react doesn’t score a point or win a prize.

It’s not just about the conversations you have with family, it’s a reminder that you might cost yourself the chance at your next biggest opportunity if you can’t effectively deal with disagreements at work. Use sports conversations to practice disagreeing in face-to-face, low-leverage situations.

 

Speaking of which, the book makes a great gift for clients and staff. When you place an order with me (Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com) I’ll give you a discount so…. whoop-de-do and hickory dock 😉