To Connect at Work, Do Not Yell or Dominate

Yelling in Meeting

#73 Don’t Be a Yeller or Dominator

Yelling and dominating is disconnecting. Don’t do either of them if you want to connect at work.

When he was the head coach of the Chicago Bull’s basketball team, Phil Jackson once told a young Michael Jordan that Jordan needed to pass the ball more to his teammates. Jackson explained that everyone needs time in the spotlight to shine so that together the team would win. When Jordan complied, it helped the Chicago Bulls team win six NBA championship titles over a period of eight years. 

This is the seventy-third post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they also apply to your relationships at home and in the community.


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