Listening: Your secret power.

I’m Canadian, and a communication matcher. I will do whatever it takes to agree with you. It’s part of my nature. You say “It’s a gorgeous fall day today!” I will say either “Yes, it sure is!” or I might get specific and say, “Yes it sure is, especially this afternoon” or if I think globally, I might say “Yes, this whole autumn has been spectacular.” For me, and other matchers, finding a way to agree with you, is my way of making you feel heard and connecting to you.

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Andria Gillis
Just Skills

I was well established in my career when the realization came to me that the skills that I downplayed or underutilized in my career were actually the ones that mattered.

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Andria Gillis
Introducing People Lab

At People Lab, we believe everyone deserves to be excited to go to work. That the key to engaged leadership, engaged employees and satisfied customers & stakeholders is kindness, empathy, and respect. (It’s not fluff — according to Gallup 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. Companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share.)

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Andria Gillis