Great leaders are masters at communication because they understand the importance it has on a healthy team culture. When we are limited by our current environment and can’t control where we interact (like working at the office), it’s important for leaders to upgrade how they communicate to fill this gap.
Why it matters?
As our worlds start to “kick back-up”, a new normal is established, and companies are moving from a survive mindset to a thrive mindset, overwhelm for our people continues and it needs to be a part of leader’s responsibility to address.
Effective communication is about more than just exchanging information, it’s about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. As well as being able to clearly convey a message, you need to also listen in a way that gains the full meaning of what’s being said, and makes the other person feel heard and understood.
Challenge: Over the next couple of weeks, take some time to understand others (emotions and intentions) in your meetings before “taking control” or “getting right at it”.
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Have an awesome month leaders!