Common Humanity: Emotions and Feelings Frame Our Communication Processes

An interview about corporate communications and how the language barrier can make it easier or harder takes a beautiful turn to focus on how the very things that make us human can help us communicate even if the language skills are limited. Barbara Boldt and I met on LinkedIn. We exchanged comments and messages, and soon she invited me to her podcast “Confluence”. We had planned on talking about management, corporate dynamics, and language, highlighting the role culture plays in communications and relationships. But, being the reflective, sensitive humans we are, the conversation took a different path after a few minutes. “We want to be heard, we want to be seen, we want to be loved, we want to be respected, and the moment you connect with other people from that place, you connect with the other human.” Common humanity is a term I learned when I was doing the