How clearly do you communicate? Now be honest here – you said – fine, top notch, or very clear – right? I wonder if you asked the people you work with or your spouse and you asked them in all seriousness to be helpful to you would they tell you what they think of how clearly you communicate? You should listen carefully and then thank them for their honesty. Real World Case Study As retailers go, IKEA and Wayfair seem to do a decent amount of business. Now if you have ever had the … [Read more...]
Do You Consider The Other Person’s Viewpoint?
Do you consider the other person’s viewpoint? The other day a few people at the local workout place were chatting about a person who had recently passed on. “He had good run.” They were all in agreement. “He had a good life.” They all nodded. “Pretty old at 75, can’t complain about that.” One older gentleman passing by this group said, “Hey guys, from your viewpoint sure, maybe so, I’m 74 and I’m not ready to go yet. I’d like a bit more of a run if it’s all right with you.” He … [Read more...]
Improving Your Language Skills
“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw How are your language skills? As we reemerge from COVID lockdown back into the world it seems that more people are scattered and rushed than ever. Are your communication skills out of practice? Have you noticed a need for improvement in yourself or others? Everything begins with the ability to communicate. To accomplish this everyone involved must be open and willing to communicate … [Read more...]
How Are Your Language Skills?
“Never judge someone by the way they look or a book by the way it’s covered; For inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered” Stephen Cosgrove. How are your language skills? In the United States 75% of the population speaks one language – English. One of the front and center areas for all people at work and in their lives now is diversity and inclusion. Everything begins with the ability to communicate. To accomplish this everyone involved must be open and willing to … [Read more...]
How Well Do You Communicate?
Think about communication “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw Communication aboard a ship cannot be left to chance. Consider the variety of avenues communication takes place: Communication between the Captain and the crew Communication between the crew members Communication with other ships Communication from a shore side source such as an official from a port being entered or leaving Communication with … [Read more...]
Do You Listen First Or Speak First?
When you speak first is it in the form of a question? So you may listen to the other person first? “We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.” ― Zeno of Citium, as quoted by Diogenes Laërtius Ever notice how certain people feel they must be the one speaking for the majority of the time when you are interacting with them? When it is your opportunity to speak, they cut you off and interject or finish your thought the way they want it to be finished? The point is … [Read more...]