You’ve spent hours, days, and weeks making sure that you have all of the data, facts and statistics exactly right for your big presentation to the boss, and two minutes into your remarks, she says, “Let’s skip to the end. What’s the bottom line here?”

You’re in a meeting where your colleague is animatedly sharing his bold new approach for winning more business from clients, and you notice that one of your colleagues seems to be stone-faced. You’re not sure what’s bothering him, but something is.

Your cubicle-mate asks, “How was your weekend?” on Monday mornings, and doesn’t demonstrate any additional interest in you personally beyond that.

Relate to any of the these situations?

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