Time Management Expert, Event Speaker: Mark Lamendola
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|In another article,
I mentioned collective monologues. These are a complete waste of time. Two people, each convinced
the other is an idiot, will carry on at each other in such a way as to
make it impossible for an outside observer to tell who the idiot really
is (see the Congressional hearings on C-Span for an example of this).|
When you're in a collective monologue, end the conversation abruptly. You can change topics, simply "give in," or say you have to go. But, don't continue--you will only irritate the other person while wasting your own time and probably raising your own blood pressure.
Here are some signs of a collective monologue.
Do you want to radically improve how well people in your organization make use of the limited number of hours in each work day?
Contact me to arrange a time when we can talk about a presentation: email@example.com. Why arrange a time? So I can give you full attention during the call. There's a really powerful time management tip. Ask me why it works.