In the previous Tip — Do You Have a Signature Conversation Style?– we talked about your communication style and how it could be impacting your effectiveness. This Tip highlights other behaviors that could get in the way of your being a great leader. I hope none of these ring true for you.
Do people seek you out for your input and want to spend time with you? Then you probably have a positive communication style. This week Loren Ekroth shares his thoughts about your communication style and how it could be impacting your effectiveness in the workplace.
It’s been hot here in the Boston area this summer. In this heat, it’s easy to have tempers rise, too. To stay cool, read this week’s Tip, by Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith, that provides multiple steps to minimize conflict.
As a business leader, you can sometimes get impatient with the person across the table from you if they talk too slowly or take too long to get to the point. Your communication habit can have an adverse effect on your business. This week, Loren Ekroth shares how your habits can impact others and how to change those habits.
There’s so much negative press about meetings and how they are a waste of time. I was intrigued when I read this week’s Tip by Jill Geisler about when meetings are beneficial.
What’s the best way to acknowledge someone? This week’s Tip by Loren Ekroth provides suggestions on the use of praise to reward people.
I love a good story! Don’t you? I agree with what Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch share in this week’s Tip about using storytelling to share your leadership vision.
The words a leader uses can empower people or cut them down. This week’s Tip by Helio Fred Garcia asks you to consider the effectiveness of your communication.
The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines conflict as the opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in a drama or fiction. I keyed in on the word drama. Many times when my clients share their feelings about conflict, it’s from a negative standpoint and filled with drama. This week’s Tip by Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan, provides ways to develop your competence in working with conflict. Conflict doesn’t have to involve drama when engaged in constructively.
Assumptions can be misleading, get us into trouble with our clients and/or boss and be a big waste of time. We may think we know what others want us to do, but unless we ask the question, we don’t know for sure and then may spend time working on things that don’t matter. This week’s Tip by Donald Wetmore provides a great question to ask to gain clarity and direction.