5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader

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4. Mindful speech

The other side of attentive listening is being mindful about how we express our thoughts, Francis says. “We often don’t think much about the impact our words will have or how other people will understand them,” Francis says. “We talk about what we want in the manner we want, and people from different cultures or even different regions may interpret the things we say in different ways.”

Speaking more mindfully takes a little time and practice to develop, he adds. “Often we simply react to what someone else has said. Someone says something, and something else pops into our mind right away. We don’t necessarily think about the consequences of our response.” So the first step, he says, is to take a few seconds’ break before we speak. “By pausing a little, we can think a little more about how we can respond in a way the other person understands better.”

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