Talk About Other People Too

November 18, 2010

Chapter 6 – Staying Close When You’re Far Away

“Asking someone a question isn’t just a way to get information. It is also a way to build a relationship.”
- Atul Varma, Mozilla Labs

Part of asking someone to care about your life taking the time to care about theirs. Ask the other members of your team lots of questions. Don’t be pushy, just be interested. Telling you about themselves will help them feel closer and more connected to you. It builds trust. Listening to someone else’s stories will also help you get a better idea who they are. It is a lot easier to understand someone’s motivations if you know something about them.

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