Unlock the Power of Nonviolent Communication

In a world where misunderstandings can escalate quickly, mastering the art of Nonviolent Communication can be a game-changer. Created by Marshall Rosenberg, this practice is all about fostering compassion, empathy, and genuine understanding in our interactions.

How it works:

  1. Observation: Reflect on what happened without judgment.
  2. Feelings: Express genuine emotions or sensations.
  3. Needs: Identify the underlying needs or values causing those feelings.
  4. Requests: Make a constructive request to improve the relationship.

For instance, instead of reacting aggressively in a heated meeting, imagine saying:
“When I hear comments about a team’s work without their representation, I feel anger because I value respect and fairness. Would you consider inviting them for a more inclusive discussion?”

By practicing Nonviolent Communication, we can nurture our relationships and create a more harmonious environment.

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  • Alexis Monville

    Alexis Monville worked in multicultural and distributed environments for years, coming back from the US and now based in the southwest of France. When asked if he misses the work in the office, he usually answers that he spent half of his 30 years of management experience in diverse sectors outside of the office and a lot of that working from home. Alexis is Chief of Staff to the CTO at Red Hat, a long-time hybrid open-source software company with more than 100 office locations in 40 countries, where half of the 20,000 people work remotely. Alexis is a firm believer that change starts with the self. He is the author of two books: Changing Your Team From The Inside and I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge. Alexis facilitates successful playful collaborations. He designs and builds sustainable and high-impact teams and organizations.

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