In continuation to my Quantum Physics of Beliefs Round Table discussion on Miscommunications last week (in case you missed it, click on the link), this week I will be writing this 5 part mini-series on more communication skills.
It does not matter how good you are in your profession; if you are a poor communicator, you are likely to run into many work-related problems. It may surprise you, but 90% of these problems would not be there in the first place if you could communicate clearly to and with your peers, superiors and subordinates. Good communication skills in the workplace are not a ‘nice to have’ but a requirement.
Many unknowingly commit deadly mistakes in communication that result in having them completely cut off. Recognize and avoid these mistakes (in no particular order) and your professional and personal life would take off: (here is skill #1 for today)
TOO BUSY TO LISTEN – communication means information sharing. In other words, it means you give and take information. Most of us just give information and when the time comes to take in information we shut off. The result is a huge communication gap, which in turn can create chaos. Good communication skills require you to listen. Talk. Stop. Listen.
Dr Surya M Ganduri, PhD. PMP. is the Founder & President of eMBC, Inc., an international firm specializing in strategic and executive leadership development processes that Help People Succeed in an Evolving World. Dr Surya has over 28 years of business experience in management consulting, leadership development, executive coaching, process improvements, organizational development and youth leadership. For more information visit www.eMBCinc.com or contact eMBC, Inc., directly at (630) 445-1321.