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Be thoughtful about how you’re communicating information to your team

Most leaders I know are deliberate and thoughtful about ensuring that their employees feel like they are treated equivalently (after all, wanting to be treated fairly is a primal instinct).  But there is one circumstance in which this good intention often goes amiss.  I’m talking communicating information to the team.  I’ll start by saying that this communication failure is usually never intentional.

Business people talking togetherThere are some employees with whom you have more vocal or friendly relationships.  I’m talking about the team members who pop in to your office to chat about their weekends, or those ask you about your kids at the coffee machine.  And because you’re having more frequent conversations with these staff, you tend to talk about stuff.  And some of this “stuff” has to do with new workplace initiatives, or recent discussions at the senior management table, or process changes being considered.  Not surprisingly, these employees repeat this “stuff” to their co-workers, and suddenly, without you even realizing it, the rest of your team thinks you’re playing favourites when it comes to communicating information that’s important.  Definitely not what you’d intended, or likely even thought about!  But it’s something you need to be aware of. Continue reading

Breaking bad communication habits – early bird deadline on April 23

The word DIsconnect on metal chain links pulling apart to symbolOur latest online event – Stop the self-sabotage!  Breaking bad communication habits that are hampering your success – is coming up quickly.  In fact, the early bird deadline to register is almost here – only two more days to take advantage of significant savings – just until Wednesday April 23.

If you can’t communicate clearly and confidently, then you are seriously compromising your success as a leader and a professional!  Your inability to convey your message with clarity means that those around you are left confused and frustrated, ultimately resulting in wasted resources and damaged relationships.  Even if you consider yourself a good communicator, the odds are still high that you’re committing a few of the cardinal sins of communication without even realizing it.  Which means that all your efforts to create positive change are thwarted by existing bad habits that you simply don’t know you need to get rid of first.  It’s time to break the cycle!  This powerful training doesn’t just tell you what you SHOULD do to become more effective in what you say and the results it produces, it focuses first on what you should STOP doing so that you don’t inadvertently sabotage your efforts.  In one fast-paced, power-packed hour, you’ll learn how to recognize and eliminate the most common blunders you’re making, turning you into a better communicator and improving your leadership effectiveness almost immediately.

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Here’s just some of what you’ll learn: Continue reading

Breaking bad communication habits – live online event on April 30

Unsuccessful Businessman Using A MegaphoneThere aren’t many things you can do that will hurt your professional and leadership success more than being an ineffective communicator. Bad communication habits prevent you from conveying your message with clarity and that means that those around you are left confused and frustrated, ultimately resulting in wasted resources and damaged relationships.  Even if you consider yourself a good communicator, the odds are still high that you’re committing a few of the cardinal sins of communication without even realizing it.  Which means that all your efforts to create positive change are thwarted by existing bad habits that you simply don’t know you need to get rid of first.  It’s time to break the cycle!

On April 30, I’ll be leading a live online event “Stop the self-sabotage!  Breaking communication habits that are hampering your success”.  In this powerful training, I’ll teach you what you SHOULD do to become more effective in what you say BUT I’ll focus first on what you should STOP doing so that you don’t inadvertently sabotage your efforts.  In one fast-paced, power-packed hour, you’ll learn how to recognize and eliminate the most common blunders you’re making, turning you into a better communicator and improving your leadership effectiveness almost immediately.

Click here to register now

Don’t wait! If you act by April 23, you can take advantage of early bird savings. Here’s just some of what you’ll learn: Continue reading