Category Archives: Communication

What’s on the agenda?

Meeting agendas should be lean. Info sharing can be sent ahead of the meeting so that the meeting time is reserved for clarifying questions and discussions. The leader must learn how to discern what is best left to an email and what needs to be discussed in person. Meetings become a negative experience when time is spent

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Kinda Sorta

Whenever we describe what we care about, what we intend, or what we want using words like “kinda” and “sorta” we demonstrate a lack of confidence in our ability, vision, or reputation that is necessary to inspire others. I know that when I use those words, I am likely worried about what my audience thinks about the

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Two Ways

Collaboration requires the ability to communicate. Communication is more than speaking to one another. It’s the ability to see what needs to be said and when to say it. Communication also requires a listening ear that knows what to listen for. Teams that know what data to exchange and when to exchange it have a clear advantage

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What made it good?

I look forward to hearing about my family’s day. When I ask how someone’s day was, I’m usually looking for more than a one word answer. That means that if I get a simple, “Good.” as a response, I usually follow up with a second question. “What made it good?” I’d be disappointed if the answer to

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Telling the Story

I find it sad that trust is not freely given for the simple reason that we are lazy communicators. If a person is able to share more about victories and challenges, then they get to be known and know others that do the same. This “knowing” results in a rapport that is built around knowing what a

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