01 de Noviembre de 2019 -

How do I create a fun environment?

por Paula

Hello, my friend! How are you? If you're out of time or "in a rush", go to the last paragraph of this text for a fast answer.

In times of immediate responses and connection 24 hours a day, talking about long-term transformation is a risk! But… we believe you can (and must!) dream big, and make a daily effort to get better every day. This is our mission - seeing you speaking English and being a Leader wherever you go. "The 5 Essential People Skills" was written by Dale Carnegie and its goal is to improve your people skills. In other words, to improve your relationships at work and at home.

Last classes we studied 6 points about assertive curiosity:

1- Make assertive curiosity an emotional experience;

2- See yourself as a student;

3- Interactive listening;

4- Be interactive without an agenda;

5- Share your personal stories with flare;

6- Humor;

7- Recognize what others need;

8- Reinforce with institutional support;

9- Mentoring by senior management.

We've come to the last point of this chapter: create a fun environment. Dale says "this is the tenth principle of assertive curiosity and perhaps the most important: assertive curiosity must be fun". It's amazing how Dale Carnegie has this capacity to illustrate things so we can understand them better (and faster!). "A good way to glimpse the power of curiosity is to consider its opposite, which is boredom".

Being assertively curious involves having flexibility and interest in the needs of others. At work, we must be proactive by encouraging and enforcing learning among our staff. 

Encourage and empower people to be curious, to explore new things, to have fun. "This attitude will uplift your spirit and enhance your daily exchanges". Are you having fun at work? Why (not)? How often do you laugh with your coworkers? Comment here and see you next class!

1. ___ are often ___.

2. Being ___ involves ___ in ___.

3. It takes ___ to cultivate the focus on the needs of ___.

4. Having ___ is an important ___ to cultivate.

5. Assertive curiosity has much to do with ___.

6. To be assertive you must be ___ in ___.

7. The article says that "being assertively curious involves ___".

8. Dib writes that you must ___.

9. A fun environment will ___.

10. Next class we'll talk about ___.